Friday, March 14, 2014

For My Mom and Dad on their 50th Anniversary

50 years ago on this very day, a young man and lady said "I Do". Their promise of "for better or worse" took them from their home state of IN to CO and eventually all the way to AR. It stayed with them through little houses and no telephones, dirt roads and flat tires, small pay checks and answered prayers. It carried them through the challenges of raising 6 children - 4 girls and 2 boys. It saw them through an ordination to Ministry and many years of leading, teaching, preaching, discipling, serving. It held them through illness and surgeries and questions and tests. It was there when their children spread their wings one by one, when age began to slow them down, when the baton needed to be handed to the next generation. The years have brought grey hair, lines, wrinkles, aches, pains, and change. But the twinkle remains in the young man's eye, and the young lady's smile flashes as readily as ever. The love that promised that long ago day has weathered the test of time and I am forever grateful! Love you.

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