Saturday, December 27, 2014

40 Years and Counting

Forty years ago today, at South Main Baptist Church in Pasadena, Larry and I made a marriage covenant with God that was witnessed by family and friends.  According to God’s Holy ordinance, we pledged to love and to cherish each other for better or worse, whether we were rich or poor, sick or healthy, or until death parted us.  Those ideal phrases for newlyweds are even more powerful and meaningful today knowing that we are still committed to living and experiencing those expressed words.

 With the infamous Chocolate Chip Groom's Cake

I’m grateful that…
*When we trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding; and in all our ways submit to Him, He has been faithful to make our ways straight. (Proverbs 3:5, 6)
*Our cord of three strands is much stronger than if we rely on just one or two strands.
*We’re family, on the same team, and sharing life together.
*Larry is a promise keeper who takes to heart when the apostle Paul says to love your wife like Jesus loved His church and gave Himself up for her.
*God gave me more than I could have ever asked or imagined when He blessed me with Larry. 

 Looking forward to beginning year 41

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Genesis 2:24

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
Ephesians 5:25

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