34 years ago I made the best choice of my life; I married my Sweetie. We had big hopes and dreams for our life together on that day, but funny thing is, I can't remember what those hopes and dreams were and frankly I don't think they could have turned out any better than the life we've lived. We seen our share of sorrow and trouble; we've been tested and walked through valleys of despair; but, there have been more good times than bad times. We've lived an incredibly blessed life together. Being together has made us stronger like the 3 fold cord Solomon spoke of in Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12
"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. 11Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? 12And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart."
I can't imagine my life without this wonderful man. He has been my harbor in life's storms, an anchor for my wayward ship; he's also been my voice of reason when I've had hair brained ideas. He's my companion in life and sometimes my partner in crime (before you get any ideas, not any law breaking offenses; mischievous ones, you know we all commit those crimes!). He's held my hand when I was sick and prayed a prayer over me; he's defended me, even when I was guilty. He tells me he loves me and that I'm beautiful although I look a wreck. He's my super hero defending me against spiders, scary dark places, mean spirited people, and all things that give me a fright. He even watches chick flicks with me. I could go on and on; there is so much I have left unsaid here but I've painted a pretty good picture of the wonderful man he is and how fortunate I am that God put us together.
I'm thankful for each day we have together and hope and pray we will spend another 34 years loving one another. Thanks Sweetie for being my one and only!