Sunday, August 30, 2009
And I Love Her...
Today, August 30th, 2009, my wife Marilyn and I celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary! The picture you see here is from the very beginning, our honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas in 1986. I cannot even begin to tell you what having this incredible woman by my side for all these years means to me. In Genesis, God creates a "helpmate" for Adam. Marilyn has certainly been that. She has been by my side in ministry for so many trips and events; so many midnight phone calls; and so many times when it would have been easy to give up. She is an incredible mom to our son Will. She is my best friend. And she she has suffered through more than any one person ought to because of my sin and stupidity- yet she loves me anyway. And I love her...
So today we rejoice in the love that God has given us. We move into the future with Jesus at the center of our lives. And I close with the words of her favorite artist, Billy Joel:
"She's got a way about her
I don't know what it is
but I know that I can't live without her..."
Because of Jesus,