Has it really been twenty four years??? This time twenty four years ago I was knee deep in wedding preparations. I mean I was marrying my love in two days. And now, twenty four years later, I am way deeper than knee deep. That sixteen year old boy stole my heart, became the love of my life and still is. God is first & foremost my rock, my hiding place, my all. But this man, oh this man, is the boulder I lean on. My safety net. My life. I can't imagine doing this life with out him.
James 1:17 says "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." I was forced to look back over my life. To break in down into quarters. And indeed, every good & perfect gift has been given. I was also led to Deuteronomy 26:11 "rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given you and your household." And boy has He given us. I can't begin to count them all. Bottom line is this: My heavenly Father has blessed my family far more than we deserve. Twenty four years ago, the odds were stacked against us. Why? Mainly because God wasn't a priority. For either of us. Oh, we knew Him. But to be surrendered to His will? Nope. But oh what a difference surrender makes!!!
So this weekend, we are celebrating. I miss my boys more than they care to know. I will even go out on a limb and say I even miss Silas. But I am having the time of my life with my love.
And just in case you are wondering where we are: