Sunday, June 28, 2015

A SWEET ANNIVERSARY...

32 years.  Not a special number.  Nothing momentous about it.  Only, that number makes us realize we are edging closer and closer to that retired population and feeling aches and pains like never before.  Losing my brother-in-law in a traumatic car accident last fall (he was 50) has had an impact on us.  The effects of it are clear:  we really don't know when our time on earth is up.  We appreciate life more.  We see what remains of his work, his grieving family that is surviving without him and continually celebrating him.  We remember him often.  It has caused us to love each other more deeply and forgive more quickly.  We laugh things off and sing praise to the Lord even louder (if that's possible).  We feel the pain of hurting people.  We move faster to help.  So many things 32 years of marriage and following the Lord teaches you.

We also just exited the "parents of teenagers" stage of life.  Our youngest turned 20!  Another life passage.  When he went to college last fall, we started celebrating our freedom.  We were sidelined by my BIL's death and also our daughter's marriage.  So lots of things happening, lots of emotions, lots of prayers and wondering what comes next.  But, we know what comes next:  LOVE.  Continue to love and live and learn from each other.


 On our anniversary I joined my husband on a business trip to Austin and found this awesome mural! Perfect!

5 comments:

Summer Lashley said...

Congratulations! Every year, every month, every week together is a reason to celebrate!

OK Chick said...

Congrats! In my book, any number is special!

Amy Arbuckle said...

Congrats. Cool mural.

Amy Arbuckle said...

Congrats. Cool mural.

Amy said...

What a fun trip and so true are your comments! Sorry we did not get together when you were so close. Hopeful we will someday. :)