January 29, 2007

Married for 25 Years

Last week we were thanking the Lord for our twentyfifth wedding anniversary. It has been a comfortable marriage without dislocation or lack of enjoyment from day to day. It was made in heaven, with a little help from our pastor John Tebay who encouraged me to marry her almost twentyseven years ago. Deborah has loved me and encouraged me every single day for the last twentyfive years. To celebrate, we left children, computers and cell phone home and stole away to a hotel that brought back many memories of our first years together. The two of us were all alone, just like when we were first married as we had no children for the first three years. We found a $49.95 per night hotel in the mountains of North Carolina without a fireplace or a view or a stream or a vaulted ceiling - just like when we were first married with no money for really nice environs. All we had was our affection for one another and the presence of the Lord. It was wonderful, glorious, heavenly... and scripture was proved reliable again, "It is not good for man to be alone" (Genesis 2:18)