October 2015–Dear Married Life

Thus far, you have taken me for the ride of my life. Literally. I can’t think of any ride more exciting, and hard, and delightful and rewarding. 

You have matured into fullness, smile lines and scars and all. At this point, you are thirty-five years old in my life; I hope to see you double that.


I watched you be birthed in awe, so long ago it seems, and yet it is like yesterday–a beautiful bundle of joy, so perfect in every way, full of beautiful promises. And you grew into a living organism, giving us one child, then two, then three.  We grew in love with them and you, and traveled through fires so fierce we needed a Savior, and storms so violent we would have drowned if it wasn’t for our strong Anchor, and deserts so dry we needed Living Water.  He taught us that it is possible to walk on water when our eyes are on Him.

You brought us weddings, two daughters-in-law, and three grand-daughters thus far. You showed up full of grace, You made us rich with life.

familyYou taught us many lessons indeed, not the least of which are the importance of covenant and the joy of the moments, every single one of them. And at times, it feels like I haven’t even started yet. But I am loving the journey, bumps and all.

Dear Married Life, 

Thanks for all that you are to me.


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