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Our 30 Year Anniversary

Today is our 30 year wedding anniversary.  To say that I’m a believer in “love at first sight” would be an understatement as it happened to me.  (I enjoy telling this story over and over again but I’ll tell the short version.)

I met him at a small liberal arts college called Knox which is located in Springfield, Illinois.  The meeting was uneventful for him.

A friend and I were walking and talking and my future husband was sitting on the grass. Long hair, hands folded and looking very calm.  I turned to my friend and said “I’m going to marry that guy.”

And eventually, I did.

1973

 

1980

2010

The secret for being married 30 years?  There is no secret.

It requires commitment, kindness, patience, gentleness, laughter, love and God.

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

This verse was brought to my mind recently.  The three strands in my life are me, my husband and God.

To my best friend, lover, soulmate and husband — thanks for being a constant in my life.

To my best friend, lover, soulmate and Father — thank you for being a Constant in my life.

 

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