A year in the rear-view mirror Vol 63
This Sunday, October 27th Kathy and I will celebrate our first anniversary. We don’t have much extra this year so we haven’t planned any crazy trips and have no plans to uncork any $300 bottles of bubbly. Strangely enough this year, like last year…Kathy has the flu and has spent the last week trying to recover. Despite that, we’ll find a way to make our first anniversary special. Even if we do the actual celebrating at another time. We have learned, and are still learning to make all the time we spend together a celebration.
It’s truly been a great year…not without its adjustments and challenges, its give and take. But it’s hard to believe that we could be happier than we are today.
Here’s the thing…we have a bit more wisdom and perspective at our age today. We know there are more challenges and adjustments ahead. We have four kids at home to love, get through High School, College, and prepare for life. Two grown children with their own families…grandkids to play with and pray for, love and support. Older parents who will need us more and more in the coming years, demanding jobs, commitments to church and time to invest in the personal friendships we have come to treasure and those we have not yet discovered. Not to mention the time we will lovingly carve out and set aside to spend with each other.
Our plates are quite full…but so are our hearts.
It’s a wonderful privilege to be doing life with Kathy right here, right now. Perhaps neither of us would have written the story of our lives up until today, in the same way. But over the last 40 years God has been working out a re-write for us. He has not taken away the pain of personal tragedy and loss that both of us have experienced, but has written into our lives a new love, new commitment, fresh hope and glorious possibility.
Happy Anniversary Honey!
I love you with all my heart!