Friday, August 22, 2008

Part 2 -- Has it been 10 years?

Is this a photo of service in action or what????

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary!!! Are you kidding? Where in the world has the time gone???

All throughout this day I have found myself reflecting on this day -- 10 years ago. We women are good at doing that -- sentimental, I think they call it!

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans for a future . . . " has always been one of my favorite verses. Every year I marvel at how God keeps this promise.

10 years ago both Monty and I were very different people -- from complete opposite backgrounds -- some thought we had absolutely nothing in common! God knew otherwise! In our 10 years we have been through things that most couples won't go through in a lifetime. We have survived the contradictory opinions of others, illnesses that should have killed us, family "squabbles" that might have torn us apart, moving from Indiana to West Virginia to Michigan to Mississippi to New Orleans and now back to Indiana. We have relocated from our home to a camper of 144 square feet back to our home and then into another (larger) camper. We have lived in a neighborhood, a couple church parking lots and a state park. We have welcomed 2 new grandchildren, reunited with a long lost father and a long lost son, buried an uncle, a family cat, and a few friends, laughed together and cried together. We have loved each other and at times "disagreed" with each other. Through it all, we had God as our third party! As we all know, a thread of 3 strands is not easily broken.

God has lead us every minute of every day. He knew the plan He had layed out for us. He knew where we were to go and when. He knew the struggles and the joys. He knew the destiny! He holds the planning book. He holds the keys. Boy am I glad He does!

I thank God for bringing my soulmate into my life. I thank God for my blindness until the appropriate time, for my heart that refused to believe the worst, for the faith my parents instilled in me, for His love for me.

I wouldn't trade one single day of the past 10 years. If I did, I wouldn't be where I am today -- living the dream with the man of my dreams!

Thank you Lord! I am a better person because of this man you brought into my life, this man who keeps me balanced -- and loves me with an unconditional love! I AM living the dream!

Happy 10th anniversary Monty! I wonder what God has in store for us next? Whatever it is -- I know we will be there together --- thank you!

I love you!! Susan

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!
- Allison