Happy anniversary to my wife, best friend, ministry partner, and lover. 39 years is too short a time to be married to your best friend.
39 years ago today, we stood before God, family, and friends and pledged ourselves to each other with the simple words, “I do!” Who knew the twists and turns our journey would take? Who knew where God would lead us and what he would do in and through us?
We’ve gone from SoCal to Western MA, with stops in Dallas, TX; Anaheim, CA; Wheaton, IL; Moreno Valley, CA; Bellevue, WA; Redmond, WA; Sammamish, WA; and now Chicopee, MA. We’ve served Christ at churches small, big, and in between in Wheaton, Bellevue, Seattle, and Chicopee. We’ve ministered to children, youth, adults, men, and women. We’ve traveled up and down the West Coast, across the States, visited London, Oxford, Edinburgh, and New Zealand. We’ve led ministry teams to Toral and Malaga, Spain; Moscow, Tsibanobalka, and Anapa, Russia. We’ve celebrated graduations and weddings, mourned at funerals, seen our children grow to maturity, and encouraged each other through rehab. We’ve ridden the roller coaster of “richer and poorer, in sickness and in health.” We’ve experienced, benefited from, and enjoyed the grace of God through the ups and downs and twists and turns of life over the years and across the miles.
May God grant us many more years to serve him together!