Thanks for indulging me and all the wedding photos.
I promise to cut back on posting them at least until the professional photography returns. HA!
Tom and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.
It's hard to believe we've been married that many years.
I guess it's true what they say "Time flies when you're having fun!"
I'm very grateful the Lord has helped us get here, we could not have gotten to this place without HIS grace, mercy, faithfulness, patience, love and everything else HE is and offers us.
Working in a Christian counseling office I see broken marriages and broken families enter our doors every day and I must admit it makes my heart sad and at the same time it encourages me to rely on the Lord even more for my own marriage.
Let me say that our marriage is not perfect; NO marriage is because we are all sinners.
But we have managed to learn a lot of lessons in these 30 years and the biggest lesson has been this:
By putting God first and nurturing our individual relationships with God as well as our marriage relationship with HIM and each other we experience HIS very presence.
Even in the rough places, the not so nice places, the messy and awful places and the in between a rock and a hard place places.
HE is our rock.
HE is our strength.
HE is our answer.
HE is the ONE who loves unconditionally.
HE is the perfect ONE who loves us perfectly.
Lest you think Tom and I do this perfectly everyday let me remind you of what I said earlier
We are all sinners.
Yes, we fail, sometimes we even fail miserably.
BUT GOD continues to loves us even in the midst of our messiness.
God does not love our sin, BUT GOD loves us with an everlasting, unending, unfailing, perfect, indescribable, love.
So... if you're seeking answers to questions and difficulties in your marrige I want to encourage you that God is ready and available to help you.
What words of advice or encouragement can you offer?