Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Happy Anniversary

1 Corinthians 13:13
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Twenty-eight years ago tonight, I said the two words I am most proud of in my entire life: "I do." It has been an amazing 28 years, and we know that the best is yet to come.

Tammy and I grew up together, as we have posted before. I fell in love with her 43 years ago and that love has grown stronger. I can't imagine loving her any more than I do today, though past history tells me I will love her even more tomorrow. Tammy feels the same way about me.

We've been told that hardship like the battle Tammy has gone through over the past 10 months often breaks apart couples, even couples who love each other very much. The constant struggles are too much too handle.

We feel blessed that we have grown closer not apart. We feel that God has given us the strength we need, and our dependence on Him has been the difference.

Tammy continues to do well. We went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant and tonight we're going to watch a rented movie (we're not real fancy). We'll curl up on the couch and just love on each other, much like we have for the past 28 years.

1 comment:

tburn29 said...

It is wonderful to hear of the celebration of your anniversary, and especially of your love for each other. It is also great to hear of Tammy's continuing advances toward wellness.

Thanks to you for sharing your story and your thoughts!