Monday, September 15, 2014

Thirty Years!

September 15, 1984. That's the day, thirty short years ago, that Colleen and I made our promise before God that we would spend the rest of our lives together. And it's been a wonderful and amazing thirty years. We've had our share of both joy and sadness. We've gone through times of plenty, as well as the inevitable lean periods. But whether we are experiencing immense happiness, or unimaginable sorrow, we have had each other to lean on.

I cannot imagine my life without this beautiful lady. No matter what trials life may bring, I am thankful she is by my side. When life brings joy, I am thankful that she is there to share it. I thank God every night for her presence in my life. I give thanks again every morning that He put us together, and gave us the son we have raised.

In trying to write this post, through multiple drafts, I came to realize that there is little I can say that doesn't sound cliché. It also made me think about how true and lasting love, and (real) marriage itself, has become cliché and even passé in our culture. Thats too bad. To my shame I am often better at describing a beer than expressing my undying love for my wife. I am, nonetheless, forever blessed by the commitment we began those thirty years ago.


The photos may fade, but love grows stronger with time. Happy Anniversary Colleen. I love you and look forward to the next thirty years.

 But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife. And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. --Mark 10:6-9

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations and may the next 30 years be as grand as the first!

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    1. Thanks PH. I'm a blessed man, that's for sure.

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  2. You are fortunate not only to have such a wonderful spouse, but know it and be able to say it. God willing, next year will by 20th married. I congratulate you and wish you continued happiness.

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    1. Thanks friend. It truly has been a wonderful three decades. Best wishes to you as well.

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  3. Happy anniversary!
    Ours was Sept. !2th. We're right behind you with 21.

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    1. Thanks and congrats to you as well. These days, anything longer than 5 seems to be above average.

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