Wednesday, June 30, 2010

20 Years!!

If you read this past Marriage Monday, "Old Tent New Tent," you know TODAY is our 20th wedding anniversary!!! I can't pass up the chance to share our joy over God's faithfulness.


In the past 20 years, a lot has happened on our national and global stage. In no certain order, here's a sampling ... Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, President Clinton was impeached, OJ Simpson's trial was held, the Oklahoma City bombing took place, Dolly the sheep was cloned, Madeline Albright became the First female Secretary of State, John Glenn went back to Space, the International Space Station was launched, there was a shooting at Columbine High School, the Panama Canal was returned, the hanging chads caused controversy, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up upon re-entry, the World Trade Center was destroyed, wars took place in lands like Iraq & Kosovo & Sudan, a Tsunami hit in the Indian Ocean, world population surpassed 6 billion, Pluto was declared not to be a planet, there was creation of: Facebook, iTunes, ipod, and YouTube, Y2K caused us to hold our breath, and the US was reminded that we can't trust in possessions ....


And in the last 20 years so much has happened in our lives. In no certain order, here's a sampling ... two children were born to us, Jeff graduated from seminary, I taught elementary school in PA & OH, we had the joy of sharing Christ on 5 continents, we drove a mini-van and stopped, God gave us employment miraculously, we saw our helplessness and cried out to the Lord, we were mentored in ministry and in marriage, we had too many garage sales, our children accepted Christ as Savior, we learned another language and culture, we fought and made up, our children learned to read, we worried, we prayed, our hearts grieved and healed, we sought the Lord for decisions and He answered, we ministered to other married couples, God gave us a car through generous believers, I got a lot of gray hair, a group of churches partnered with us to reach parts of Asia, we spent happy times at the beach and in the mountains, many guests came through our doors, I changed dress sizes, God opened doors to publish some of my writing, we enjoyed sweet friendships ...


Can't wait to see what the next 20 yrs. will hold! My sweet hubby is "Still the one" (I am humming this today ;) ) for me, and today is a day I rest in knowing I am very blessed. We have changed so much in the last 20 years. Our marriage has grown from where it began, and the two of us have changed as individuals and as "one." There's so much I am NOT sure about, but I can "smile at the future" (Prov. 31:25), knowing the same God who brought us together and made us one will watch over us, guide us, and provide for us. That's something we celebrate!

11 COMMENTS ~ Click here to leave a COMMENT:

Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Adorable picture! What a beautiful bride you were!!! Your husband is blessed to have such a godly wife! Keep the spark alive!
Courtney

Heidi Pocketbook said...

♥Happy Anniversary♥

Your wedding picture is wonderful!

Kela said...

Remembering all of those world events with you.

God has been (continues to be) mighty good to His children.

Happy Anniversary my friend and I'm sure that the next 20 are going to be a blast!!

Crystal Roberts said...

Happy Anniversary, truly hope you enjoy your day (sounds like you already are)!!!

mjellis said...

What an inspiration you are! Happy Anniversary!

Julie@comehaveapeace said...

Thank you for all of the sweet words of encouragement today. It's so good for my heart and mind to "stop and remember." :)

Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet couple! =)

Kristi Stephens said...

" the same God who brought us together and made us one will watch over us, guide us, and provide for us."

Amen! What reassurance that though our world changes every day, He never does!

Have a wonderful and blessed anniversary together!!

koinonia said...

Your blog post brought tears to my eyes.

Congratulations on your anniversary.

He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it in Jesus name Amen.

Michelle said...

Hooray!

I wish you an official congratulations! I also have a blog award for you over at my site!

If you have already received the same award from someone else, then you can always just add my name to it if you want.

Have a blessed Independence Day and Anniversary!

Lynda Young said...

Congrats on your 20th wedding anniversary! You are truly blessed :)