My husband and I celebrated our 42nd Anniversary this week. Our life together has been ~ like the subtitle to my blog~ "An adventure in faithful living....." And our marriage has been and still is ordained by God. I have told this story before, and never tire of sharing it. In fact, it is going to be next week's Memorial Box Monday post!
I will share the short version today! , Way back in 1966 Joel and I were "prayed together". Those who are prayed together, stay together! We were both attending The Lutheran Bible Institute in Mpls. MN. On a weekend when family events were planned, my older sister (who helped raise me) and her good friend came to visit. During their tour of the campus they met Joel and in a few short minutes just knew he was the one for me! Later they told me they had found the man I was going to marry and when they told me who it was I said, NO WAY!.....You see, I was a "city girl" and he was a "country boy".....Their response? We will pray about it! Just 18 months later we were married.
So today, I give thanks for the prayers of my sister and our family friend, who by divine urging knew we were to be together. I give thanks to God for blessing me with such a special Christian man to be my husband, the father of our children, and the grandfather to our many little blessings. I have been known to say, "I know how much God loves me because He brought Joel into my life!"
I am blessed.