Monday, November 23, 2009
that was fast
Just in case you are tired of cute grandboy stories (though I can't imagine why ), like the fact that Joshua counts by pointing at objects and saying, 'two, two, two' or that he reaches out to hold your hand when it is time to pray before a meal or that he turns the white noise machine in his room on before bed and naps and off after bed and naps all by himself....
36 years ago today on an unusually warm fall Chicagoland afternoon, Pat and I were married. At the time I would have thought that 36 years was a very, very long time. But I can now report that it goes by in the blink of an eye. Newlyweds to grandparents in nothing flat.
Once again I find myself filled with gratitude. As a young 19 year old bride I had no idea what the years would bring, but I knew that Pat and I would walk through them hand in hand with each other with our eyes fixed on the LORD.
What blessings He has brought our way! Trials too, yes, but God is always there and I know that Pat is steadfast and unwavering in his love. How many men would move halfway across the country to be near his in-laws should they need help as the years advance (though so far, I think Mom and Dad have been more helpful to us than we to them...)?
So, thanks honey for everything. Happy Anniversary with love. How 'bout 36 more?