Our daughter took this photo as we were walking to our car after the wedding and reception of our niece and her husband. It reminds me so much of our life together. We met in the fall of 1966, and began dating in January 1967. We married the end of June 1968, and what a journey we have been on!
It is truly a surprise to me when I see our images reflected in a photo or the mirror. We are so different that those young kids who said I do. I was 20 and Joel just 22 as we walked down the aisle of my home church and out into the world. And here we are, 48 1/2 years later, still walking out into the world and still crazy about each other. I cannot image this journey with anyone else.
So many years stretched out together to make our marriage, so many joys and sorrows, laughter and tears. Sickness stole time, death bruised our hearts, loss grieved us deeply..........but God. God never left us. God gave us beauty for ashes, He restored health, He showered us with His love. He blessed us with children and then in-loves, and the grandchildren that grace our home and bless our lives. He gave us purpose and so many great adventures in the many places we have called home. He offered His Son and Holy Spirit.
We are so grateful that we are able to continue to walk together on God's path for us. Never alone. God always guides and directs us. He lights the way!
"Your Word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path."