This is just what Mark Harmon needed after going through an exceptionally difficult year. The NCIS star, who underwent a secret surgery stemming from a health crisis and then later lost a close friend, is taking on a new appreciation for life and renewed his vows with his wife Pam Dawber. Sources close to the couple tell that the March 21 ceremony, which was held in the backyard of their California home, “was beautiful” and “very intimate, very private and really reflected their relationship.” 20 to 30 of the duo’s closest family and friends were said to have been in attendance as they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

“Mark and Pam wrote their own vows and there was not a dry eye while they were being said,” the source said.

Mark and his wife then “spent the afternoon together afterwards,” says the pal, adding, “It was one of the few times Mark actually asked for a day off!”

The insider added, “Pam and Mark had felt that they’d been through so much recently and without each other, they might not have gotten through it.”

“They figured that now was as good a time as any!” concluded the pal.

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