Tuesday, August 24, 2010

25 Years Ago Today

I married the man of my dreams who caused a few nightmares along the way. I am sure he would say the same thing about me as well.

We've endured many situations life has thrown at us, including: Love, Joy, Tears, Faith, Death, Die to Self, Live for Self, Love, Sickness, Better and Worse, Hope, Grief, Love, Laughter, Hard Financial Times, Family Feuds, Love; we always come back to love. (Not to say there were a few shouts and curse words in between in our early years.)

We are not perfect, but we are perfect for one another. Marriage is not a sprint, it's not a 5K, it's not even a marathon, it's an endurance race until the finish line.

I look forward to the next 25 years with my man next to me and my focus on Christ Jesus.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


Anna Marie Sheffield said...

Congrats! And thanks for sharing!

annette said...

Happy anniversary, Annette. It's a testament to Christ and faith these days to have longevity in marriage. Hope you have a great day and many, many more anniversaries. Indeed it is an endurance race. And we all are in training! Congratulations.

Cheryl Barker said...

All the best on your next 25 years!