Two teenagers stand before the pastor, family, and God – promising forever.
It seems unlikely that forever will be attainable. Not to us, but to everyone else.
In hindsight, I can see why they would have thought that way. But, God!
He is good, and we are His – so there it is.
39 years, six wonderful children plus the ones we gained through marriage, and 17 amazing grandchildren later – we still hold hands, we love one another, we are devoted to each other, our family, and most importantly- Christ.
It seems like yesterday and a million years ago all at the same time.
We’ve gained so much through the years – wisdom, knowledge, love, respect, honor, consideration, service, patience, endurance, fortitude, humility, perseverance and weight— a lot of weight. ?
We’ve lost too. We’ve lost big. We lost our son when he was almost 35 years old, and we have been broken ever since. We’ve also lost parents, grandparents, uncles and other loved ones.
The loss of our child – it changed us. But, we hold each other up and carry one another’s pain, and we take it the cross. Day in and day out.
We have met deep sorrow head on and have held on through those tumultuous seas. It hasn’t been easy, but it has never been a possibility to do it any other way.
We are for each other – forever!
Happy 39th anniversary to my one and only. The one whom my soul loves.