This past month we celebrated another anniversary. A lot of years have gone by since he popped the question and I said "yes". So much of life has happened since then that looking back it feels like we were just two young kids, madly in love with no clue at all about married life. That evening at the altar with the sun shining through the church window, we each committed our lives to each other. We said our vows and lit our candle. He kissed his bride, we ate our cake, and then ran through a shower of birdseed. We arrived at the church in separate cars, we left together just the two of us.
Our love story beginning…
I have spent a lot of time this month thinking about the blessings and the challenges that we have had through the years. They have grown us together. The good times as well as the bad has shown us just how much we need God. One of the most beautiful things about being married for a significant length of time, is being able to watch the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in your spouse’s life. To be able to watch as God uses the difficulties and the blessings in life to conform us to the image of His Son. When I look back over the past twenty-seven years I see God’s hand in all of it. He has taken two young kids and has walked with us as we did life together. He has taught us, encouraged us, grown us, and blessed us. He has drawn us to Himself and to each other.
I am so thankful that God has given me someone to do life with. I am truly blessed. My prayer is that I will be able to look back twenty seven years from now and see how God has continued to work in our lives, matured us and made us more like Him.