I’m the Proud Wife of a Wonderful Husband

I'm the Proud Wife of a Wonderful Husband

Well, today is our day. We’re celebrating 26 years of marriage and I couldn’t be more in love with this man.

I’d love to show you a few photos of our wedding, but you know what? We don’t have any. Nope. We eloped. Dressed in our Sunday best we exchanged vows at a little chapel downtown.

Knowing that we’d soon be eloping, Michael and I got a wedding photo taken at a local carnival. You know, one of those sepia-toned vintage photo booths.

So, no I don’t have a wedding photo to share, but I do have one that was taken just a few weeks ago. It’s a little grainy, but I take what I can get. Michael’s not big on selfies. πŸ˜‰

So what are we doing today? After my darling husband comes home from work we’re heading out for a nice dinner–just the two of us. I’m looking forward to a little boyfriend/girlfriend time.

For whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.
Ruth 1:16

Darlene and Michael Schacht

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife


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  • jacqi teehan

    16YRS in December and 5boys later!!! I still love my best friend and husband, even more so then when we first married!!!

  • Kelli Cornett

    Happy Anniversary!!! I married my high school sweetheart 9 years ago today πŸ™‚ Thank you for writing such a wonderful Christian blog. It is so encouraging and truthful. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your date tonight!

  • Cheryl

    Happy 26th Anniversary!!! In December I will have been married to the love of my life, Mearl, for 33 years. Thanks to you I am looking forward to a future with my husband.

  • Joanne Veronica T. Dalanon

    congratulations! I am from Cebu, Philippines. I have been following your blogs just recently. I love your blog, i’m also reading and following your friends blog listed below. I have been married 11years now and still looking forward for more 11 years with him. More power to your blog and God bless you and your family.

  • Kim

    31 beautiful, messy years! And the lord shall keep you in His perfect peace! After four children, three grand babies and 31 years I love my handsome honey more than I could have ever imagined!

  • Laurie

    We will be married for 40 years this coming April. 2015 will be a big year because we also both turn 60! We are celebrating with a trip to Israel!

  • Lisa Ruth

    My husband and I dated 12.5 years and have been married almost 7! Everyday is a loving challenge dedicated to God. and yes, in love with h still…

  • Amanda

    Happy Anniversary! I hope you enjoy your date together :). I got married a month after I turned 19, November 22, 2008. So we have almost been married for 6 years, I can’t believe it and can’t wait to be like you, another 20!! πŸ˜‰

  • Jen

    We have been married for 29 years this last July. They haven’t all been easy but through the grace of God, we are closer and stronger than ever. We are now enjoying grandparents which is the best thing ever!

  • Diana

    Our wedding date was scheduled 9/28/02 but after 9/11 happened on 2001 we went ahead with got married on 9/28 that month, worried my husband would have to go back to the USMC, he wanted to be sure our girls are I were taken care of in case anything happened in combat. We married quietly by the justice of peace named Ruby Love in her living room, and headed to the oceanfront and did one of those vintage pics as well and the frame was a marriage certificate. We hung it up in the living room for the longest time No one questioned it but we know they wondered. My husband wasnt called back, we still went with the huge church wedding on that same day the following year. Happy Anniversary you two!

  • Janna L.

    My husband and I have been married 4 years this December. We ran off to the courthouse and got married. Our wedding picture is one of those from old time photo places that does the western/saloon photos. That is my favorite photo of us!

  • Rosa

    Congratulations Michael & Darlene! Enjoy your special day together. Wishing you many blessings on your anniversary. Thanks for all you give to me.
    My husband & I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this summer. We renewed our vows and celebrated with a party with family & friends.
    Our anniversaries are times to remember what God has given us and to cherish our marriages.
    The best to both of you!

  • titilayo

    I have been married for 5years to a wonderful man. He stood by me in sickness and in trouble. He can read my mind and understand the expressions on my face. Honest and truthful he is. A very romantic man. Our relationship is just like that of romance novels. He always see God as his father. I love this man a lot.

  • JNC

    September 1 was our 40th anniversary……my husband surprised me with a trip to Bayfield, Wisconsin. We never had a honeymoon so this is really special! Our love just continues to grow every year. There were some rocky ones but God helped us through and will continue to in the years to come.

  • mary

    My wonderful husband and I have been married for 34 years. We have had bumps along the way, just getting over a very large speed bump. God is giving us his grace.

  • Libby Simcic

    Happy Anniversary! We celebrate ours this Tuesday September 30th. It will be 8 yr for us. Hope you guys have a great yummy dinner!

  • Leslie

    Chad and I married the first time 8/30/1996! After life got in the way we divorced 7/2010. BUT GOD has restored our marriage and we were remarried 6/2013!!! PRAISE GOD!!! I claim all the years so we have been married 18 years:) thanks for sharing your story Darlene,mine is almost identical except only 2 kids!

  • Wanda Coldwell

    We have been married 13 years this past June. Sure we have had our ups and downs but we stuck together through them πŸ™‚

  • Inna

    I have been married for 7 years. Went through some rough time, me personally-spiritually, but for the past half a year with constant reminder to read the bible and to love God, and to love my family — from my best Christ like bloggers— I’m on a mend spiritually. I’m grateful to God for the gift of my husband and my children and all the people in my life, or anyone who ever crossed my path or email. ;D

    God bless you two, and give you many more years together to praise Him!!!!!!!

  • Christy

    In view of the whole picture, we are just starting out. 10 of the best years of my life have been spent with my best friend, and perfect (for me) husband. Happy anniversary, and thanks for all the encouragement!

  • Julie Simmons

    My wonderful husband and I have been married 36 delightful years and have moved around the US 9 times during these joyful years and with God’s help raised 4 children who are on their own now! I appreciate and thank God for your anointed words that keep me working on our relationship. We have been joyful through these years always knowing that God had a sovereign plan for us in every move and every new city…our sphere of influence for Him continues to flourish wherever He plants us! Enjoy celebrating your years together with all that God has blessed you in! Then ponder what God might have for you in the coming one with eager anticipation.

  • Heather H

    October 1st, I will be married for 4 years. They have been rough because we are opposites and I have bipolar disorder but he is the love of my life and the most wonderful man I know. He is a rock for me, no matter the weather he indures the storms. I joined the page to hopefully gain more insight as to what I could do to appreciate my husband more. Thank you for the inspiration and hope.

    God is awesome!,

  • Stephanie Borth

    On September 21st my husband and I celebrated 3 months of marriage! I’m really enjoying this blog / website because i’m realizing that help/advice is needed at any and every stage of marriage. I married into a blended family so my husband and I haven’t really been able to enjoy the blissful honeymoon stages that most newleyweds get to experience and one day I was looking for advice and stumbled upon this site! I’m looking forward to starting the 31 days of praying for your husband. Thanks!

  • Amanda Buchanan

    Congratulations on 25 years! πŸ™‚

    My husband and I just celebrated 9 years in July and are already planning our 10 year getaway next summer to go out west to Wyoming and Montana! I cannot wait! 2 beautiful boys, a home, jobs, continuing educational endeavors, sports, church, on and on and on…..and I love every second of it with him!

  • Audrey Finch

    My husband and I have been married for 33 years and 5 months. We celebrate monthly because we were told we would not last 6 months. It has truly been a blessing!

  • Luanne

    Married 24years- with 6 children we are still working on loving each other better, making time for each other…but are committed to doing so with the help of Jesus Christ!

  • nexa giboyeaux

    Tomorrow will be 18 years married. However things are not going well, please pray for my husband Daniel and I.

  • adepeju

    Congratulations ma, the good Lord that brought you this far will not leave you nor forsake you! May your union continually be a model to others.
    I have been married for six wonderful years!

  • Diane P

    It will be 30 wonderful years in May!
    Can it be? It seems like yesterday when I first saw this tall, handsome man in cow boy boots.

  • Debra Weckesser

    My husband and I celebrated out 40th wedding anniversary this past January 2014…we began dating our sophmore year in high school and married that following year. WOW…sometimes looking back we truly do wonder where all the years have gone. Hugs and congratulations to you both – keep loving, Debra

  • Grace

    My husband and I will be married 7 years in February. I fall in love with him more and more with every passing day. I am still excited to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!

  • Nicole C

    We have been married for 15 years and eloped to Vegas!!! We don’t have photos either. πŸ™ However I am hoping we are going to renew our vows in the near future and I pray I will get my small wedding. We have gone through a lot in the past year and we have talked about renewing our vows.

  • Tammy Harrison

    July 2 we celebrated 18 years of marriage and like you just a small get together at the justice of the peace.

  • Cassie

    Congrats! We celebrated 14 years yesterday!! I’m so thankful to God for bringing us together!!! We are best friends and still in love. Praise The Lord! I pray that our marriage brings Him honor and glory, amen.

  • Betsie Z

    28 years this past May!! We’re committed to being on the same team, despite the ups and downs that have come our way! The LORD is gracious and merciful, and I’m extremely thankful for my loving husband!

  • Crystal

    My husband, Steve, and I will be married 20 years on October 22, 2014. No one expected us to be married this long, but God has different plans than man. We both come from broken homes. Divorce is rampant on both sides of our families. Happy Anniversary, Darlene!

  • Tosha Bowlin

    Congratulations! My husband and I just celebrated 16 years this past August :). We are more in-love now that ever before.

  • RocΓ­o

    Congratulations on your anniversary, Darlene!!!
    My husband and I will celebrate our first year of marriage next November. I am very grateful to our Lord that he wanted us both to be a marriage at His service. I also thank Jesus for honoring me with a man that loves Him above all.

  • Teanna Fullen

    My husband Guy and I have been married for 27 wonderful years! God at the center is definitely the secret to a long and happy marriage.

  • Linda Crandall

    I have been married to my best friend for almost 30 years! (May 2015 will be 30 years for us). We have actually been together since we were 15 years old. We actually celebrate 2 anniversaries – Our Wedding Anniversary and then the day he asked me to “go steady” – 37 Years Ago!

  • Shelley

    I’ve been married to my best friend for over 32 years. He STILL loves to spoil me. He is hardworking, sexy, romantic, and keeps asking me “Will you marry me?” When I answer, “I already have,”, he says “Yay!!” We have six children (four still at home, but we’re trying to get them to fly), and two border collies mixes…which have taught us that one dog at a time is plenty!! We both love the Lord Jesus, and my husband blankets our family in prayer. He is definitely the more spiritual of us two, and I praise God is brought us together!

  • Michelle P. Turner

    I am so grateful for your writting, everyday I wake up to something new you have written! Thank you for sharing your wedding story! I must confess that I will be married 1 year on Monday 26th of September, to the best second chance at love I’ve ever had. We too eloped, dressed in our Sunday best to a little chapel, I have improntu pictures of the day from the members of the church as they stayed after the service for what I thought was just a him and I ceremony. My children (from a previous marriage) were not present since we thought it was just us. Most of our family doesnt know because we were supposed to do the “big wedding” last April but everyone had reasons why they couldnt make it. I cancelled it and said we’d do it later, we dont have any fancy pictures either and I thought I wanted that, guess we all do, just a little. After reading your short, sweet and full of love post and the most awesomest selfie!, I realized that its not about the “big wedding” or the “fancy pictures” but the journey of your love together as you grow..all that “other stuff” is for everyone else! I still have to tell the family and after reading this I take more courage to let it out the bag!! I feel a weight lifted somehow, thank you so much for all your writting! Happy Anniversary and May God continue to bless you both with many many more years of love to come!

  • Brenda Barger

    Darlene, Happy Anniversary!! I love your blog, and all of your posts! I heard about you through my niece who is/was having a hard time in her marriage (still in God’s hands). My husband and I have been married 15+ years. I say + because we were together almost 5 years prior to marriage. I was married once before ( a very long story). I made sure that my husband was “the man” this time before I married him. It has been an adventure and still continues to be, and I thank Jesus Christ for my hubby EVERYDAY!! πŸ™‚ God Bless You!!……Brenda πŸ™‚

  • Trina

    Congratulations to you – our 28th anniversary was this past Saturday, September 20th. We are growing as a couple more and more every year now. I LOVE Time Warp Wife and I appreciate and enjoy your words. Thank you and God’s Blessings to you.

  • Ruth Johnson

    41 years, 5 months and 3 days. Yes, there have been difficult days, even DIFFICULT days. Many years ago, I read this quote: “It’s not the love that keeps the marriage together – it’s the marriage that keeps the love together.” That has been very true in our relationship and I am thankful that we did not give up. Yesterday I saw a wall hanging in Hobby Lobby: “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.”

  • Rachel Murray

    23 years! I love that you said boyfriend and girlfriend time. I call my husband, “boyfriend” We married later in life. (I was 31, he was 33) I would often tell him I wish I would of known him when I was younger so he could be my boyfriend. No wishing…..he’s my boyfriend! πŸ™‚ Happy Anniversary Darlene!

  • Cathy

    Congratulations !! What an accomplishment to celebrate !!

    On September 29th of this year, my husband and I will celebrate our 35th year of marriage. I am so honored to be his wife and delighted beyond words that he is my husband !! I am so glad God is in control of our lives; would we have so much to be thankful for if He wasn’t ???

  • Sharon

    Congratulation on your 25 years. 02/11/14 made our 25 years also. I pray your next 25 are even more blessed. Have a great day.

  • Debbie M

    Congratulations on 26 years! Hubby and I, by the grace of God, will be celebrating our 16th in Feb… so blessed.