Thursday, July 26, 2012

10 years ago today

Memories flood my thoughts today of ten years ago.  What an exciting day it was as we traveled to the hospital to deliver what would be our last child, a little girl.  Although we had not met her, we loved her with all our hearts and could not wait to hold her in our arms.  At 10:06 in the evening we were finally able to meet our 8lb 6oz, 20 3/4 inch long bundle of joy named Jireh!  With a full head of black hair she was beautiful.  We praise God that He entrusted her to us as we ended this journey of childbirth.  She is such a blessing and full of life and joy.  She is in love with her prince charming (Daddy) and has become quite the little princess.  Happy Birthday to our baby girl today!

Friday, July 6, 2012

33 years of marriage

On June 30, 2012, David and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary!  So many thoughts surrounding that day.  Among them is, "Are we really that old"?.  LOL 

Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that I walked down the isle as just a 17 year old child bride.  I was not even a legal adult and yet compared to today's 17 year old, I was so much more mature.  My life had not been filled with television and video games but with playing outside and just good old plain hard work.  So much to be thankful for. My parents did me a great justice by being what today's culture would call "mean" parents.  I am so blessed. 

Sometimes it seems like much longer when I think of the struggles that we have walked through.  Often it seemed like one thing after another would invade our marriage striving to break it apart.  The devil hates us, he hates the home, he hates the family unit and he will do anything he can to try to cause division in the lives of God's children.  We try to make sure that we are always aware of that, so that he does not get a foot hold into our home. 

So as I reflect back on the past 33 years, I can honestly say that is has all been good.  We have learned many lessons that we now are privileged to be able to share with others. Our marriage has strengthened over the years and today I can truly say that we are more in love than ever before.  Could it be that we are finally learning what love is really all about?  I don't know but I do know that it is our goal to strive to allow God to use our marriage to show a picture of Christ and the Church in these last days that we are living in and that He may be able to use us to draw others closer to Himself.  What a privilege it is to serve the great King of Kings.