Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fifteen Years

Fifteen years ago a couple of foolish lovers decided to try life God's way. They were married and baptized the same day, committing themselves to each other and to their creator. Here they were then:
And here we are now:
I barely recognize that young couple in the wedding photo. Though our marriage hasn't been without challenges, I can honestly say that we have been blessed beyond what we ever hoped or imagined when we decided to step out in faith. When we say, "in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer," aren't we banking on the fact that the negative side of the equation isn't ever going to darken our door? Well, I am thankful for those things because I believe they have strengthened us and made us the people we are today. While I hope for the good times, health and prosperity, I am learning to embrace whatever situation God sends our way because in all things the presence of God is where we find true joy.

Now we spend our days teaching our kids what we wish we had known when we were their ages and sharing our abundance with others. I pray that you would have the faith to really trust God and allow Him to shower you with the blessings he has stored up for your life.


  1. Wow, you sure it's been 15 years? Lovely photos both before & after. God bless.

  2. Love it! Congrats on 15 years, mine and Beth's 15 year annivesary is the 15th of June!

    I thought about you yesterday. I'm participating in a 21 day events called 21 Days of Prayers for Sons. Pretty interesting. It's designed for Moms of boys, but a few Dads are joinging in and praying for our boys!!/event.php?eid=202483029796782

  3. Congratulations! Each year is a victory!

  4. Judy and CharlesJune 9, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    You are amazing, beautiful people. :)