Sunday, August 21, 2011

The 70's weren't all bad

35 years ago today, in 1976, I married my best friend. I still like him. We understand one another and look out for the interests of each other.  We attempt to be patient with each other.  I feel loved. He feels loved. We have been through trials and through it all we have remained close. We are celebrating at our favorite place, Murphin Ridge. 
 These dear children are our greatest accomplishment, each one loved and very special to us. As families grow, they begin to look like this:
 We are so grateful for Hayley, our beautiful and talented daughter-in-law, who is such a help to our son. She is a wonderful mother to Hudson and it is a joy to watch her care for him.  We look forward to our newest addition in October. We are excited to see what God will do in the lives of each of our children.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Cor 13:1-13

God knows what he is talking about!




3 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! What a lovely tribute to your family.

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  2. Happy Anniversary! Your family is beautiful!

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