Can you believe it is nearly February? 31 years ago, this Thursday, I was standing in front of a minister with my now husband, saying vows that we both take very seriously. I sometimes find it incredible that we have survived- no flourished- for this long. There were days of perfection and days of frustration. When I look back through the years, I know that the majority of those days were good and filled with love. Every family has struggles and we had our share.
We have raised and loved two really great kids. They have brought us immense joy though the years and just a moment or two when we wanted to do them bodily harm. 🙂 As we prepare for not one but two weddings this spring, we look into their futures and pray that they have as much joy and laughter in their lives as we have had in ours!
Sometimes, when I look into the mirror, I wonder who the heck is looking back at me. In my minds eye, we are just kids playing at life. I look at my husband, my best friend, and he hasn’t really changed that much. He is as steady and unwavering as the mountains. There might be just a few wrinkles here and there and his hair might not be quite as thick as it once was, but truthfully, he is still the handsome man who sand to me on our wedding day. I can never think about that evening that I don’t hear him sing “Follow me, where I go, what I do, and who I know… make it part of you to be a part of me.”