Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

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.

11 comments:

Andrea said...

Happy 42nd Anniversary! WOW!!
Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

Renee said...

Thanks Andrea...I was so excited to write about it I posted my Thursday post...on Wednesday!

Mevely317 said...

Wooo-hoo! Happy 42nd Anniversary ... what a wonderful example you set! I'm anxious to learn "the rest of the story"!

Mildred said...

Happy Anniversary. It is indeed a blessing to have a family who prays with us and for us. I wish you and your family a nice weekend.

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

I just love how you were "prayed together." That's the best matchmaking there is.

Happy 42nd anniversary!

God Bless,
Kathie

Renee said...

Thanks Mevely!! I plan to share the expanded version next Monday....I love how God is in the details of our lives.

Renee said...

Oh I wish you and your family a nice weekend too Mildred!!

Renee said...

Hi Kathie
It is pretty neat isn't it how our marriage started....by the faithful prayers of two who gathered together!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Happy Anniversary, Renee! That's so awesome how God brought you together. I've so enjoyed getting glimpses into your lives.

May God bless you abundantly!

Hugs and prayers for you and your precious Joel.

Renee said...

Thanks Lisa..

Jan Lyn said...

Happy 42 Aniversary! I'm a bit late, but so glad I did not miss this post. And even so much more special in this day to be able to say you are married this long...a true blessing of the Lord. We will be 25 years this month! God is good...
Jan Lyn