49 Years Of Saying I Do

Forty nine years ago two special people said “I do” to each other. This was no light hearted ceremony of exchanged vows. They both promised a lifetime of love to one another. Their love has proven true for better or worse. Their love still remains in sickness and in health.

They started out just a young marine and bride. Dad followed God’s call and became a pastor. Mom followed God’s call and became a school teacher. Both would go on to touch countless lives for Christ. Both would keep moving forward hand in hand.

This man and woman raised three boys named Chris, Craig and Chad. They taught us how to love God and people with all our heart. They taught us how to walk through anything together and not just run away from everything. No there marriage has never been perfect. But, God’s perfect love through them has made 49 years of marriage possible.

Now, they each have many gray hairs and battle scars. Both have experienced God’s favor along with life’s challenges. No matter what they’ve ever lost in this life they’ve never lost each other. Their battle tested marriage proves that a lifetime together is still possible. Especially when two people wake up everyday and continue to genuinely say “I Do.”

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4

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