Sunday, August 10, 2014

36 years

Today Bill and I celebrate 36 years of marriage! There have been ups. (Having 4 great kids in 7 years, adding 2 daughters-in-love and 5 grandchildren.) There have been downs too. But what I've learned is married love is a decision, not a feeling. "Trust your heart, go with your feelings" is the world's terrible advice. For me this usually results in a selfish mess. Follow God and trust His heart is the safest, if sometimes scary, route.
Love you, Bill. And thank you for loving me through all these years, even when I'm not easy to love. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

happy anniversary, Mark & Jill!

Five years ago, these two cuties got married. What a sweet ceremony, what a fun reception with family and friends.

In these five years so much has happened in our family. Last of the college graduations. Births of five grandchildren! Losing my dad. Our nest emptying. And countless road trips to spend time with them all: now six kids and five grandchildren. What a mixed bag of joy and tears.

Wishing you a happy anniversary, Mark and Jill. You amaze me with your hard work, dedication to God, your children, and each other. You committed to each other so young and are proof that young love can be a lasting love.

Here's to the next five years!