Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy Anniversary

"A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12

Today we celebrate the day our lives were joined in marriage. Barely twenty, we walked the aisle of the steepled church as though we were the only two there. But we weren't.

Family and friends filled the pews and witnessed our vows. The minister prayed a blessing  and pronounced us husband and wife. We sealed our forever promises with a tender kiss as though we were the only two there. But we weren't.

We labored over our children, our home, and our jobs. We learned the strength of wedding day promises with every storm that blew through our door. Many nights we suffered as though were were the only two who knew. But we weren't.

In the midst of all the joy and in the depths of all the struggle our God was still us, through us, and between us...keeping us until death us do part.

Today we drink in the memories of all our years like a fragrant wine. We thank our Creator for making one another for each other and pray His presence be ever with us in the years to come.

Happy Anniversary, Peter.

I love you,