Saturday, August 19, 2006

Every Day Together is a Gift From God

Today , Kathy and I celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. Here's what we looked like on our wedding day. After 17 years and three kids, it's nice to remember that we were young once.

Last night as we were reflecting upon our marriage, gratitude welled up in our hearts. We're amazed at how God has lavished his grace upon us - to keep us from evil, to help us in our weaknesses and to multiply our joys.

For the past five years, we've lived with this motto - "every day together is a gift from God".
Every day we laugh together and cry together... every day we worship together and serve together...every day we have conflicts and resolve conflicts...each and every day we live together is a gift and we're grateful.

We didn't always think that way but confronting mortality, however briefly, has a way of bringing things into focus. Kathy's bout with cancer five years ago was a means for God to infuse that truth in our hearts and strange as it seems, we're glad for the lesson.

I'm grateful for Kathy.

"We love because he first loved us" 1 John 4:19


Meng said...

Congratulations!!! and Happy Anniversary to you and Kathy. Your lifes and love for each other is a testimony of God's goodness, grace and love for us. 17 years! My goodness. time flies when you're having fun.

What did you guys do? Hey by the way, was the video I did for dad and mom clear? Sound and all?

Ben & Amy Phillips said...

awesome! wow - that is just really, really cool! and you two look about the same as you did in your weddng pics. you haven't changed much!

andre said...


"you two look about the same..."

You're definitely getting on our Christmas card list! :-)

Seriously, thanks for your kind comments.


The Hedonese said...

May the Lord bless both of you with the joys of companionship and service together in ministry for many years to come! :D