…. til Death do Us part!

Before writing this post, I took a trip down memory lane.  It is amazing how much can happen in your life in 30 years….  and as a friend of mine always says “To the most casual observer”, it is obvious that the Lord truly Orders Our Steps!  On Monday, March 10th, my husband and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Wedding Post 036This morning, I asked him to sum it up in 3 sentences, but all he said was “We were made for each other” and when you consider the faithfulness of our Creator, it is obvious that we were meant to be…. It is virtually impossible to tell you every thing that has happened over the past 30 years, but I will try to give you just a few highlights!

For my husband, it was love at first sight…. BUT for me, it was not that simple!  I had a LOT of baggage.  However, I began to see just how much he loved me, even if I did not love myself.  He was the first man to ever tell me that I was beautiful!  He asked me to marry him within a month of our first date (Sept. 1983), but I definitely wasn’t ready… 

But he hung in there and we were married in 1984!

In January, 1985, we had our first son, Kurt, Jr.  He was 3 months premature and only weighed 1 lb. 8 oz.  He only lived for about a month.  TOUGH, TOUGH, TIME!  But as the years went back, we understood that God had a purpose. “For better or worse”…

Reflecting on happier times, I was already working for Xerox when we met, so we got to travel on Xerox’ dime and ours too. 🙂 We went to St. Thomas, Bermuda, Aruba (Xerox Cruise), Florida (Disney World, Universal Studios), California, Las Vegas…. Wow! I didn’t know that we had been to so many places.

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Of course, the most memorable event was when our daughter was born in 1989. There are no words to describe…

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And three (3) years later, there was another one…

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Marriage isn’t always easy.  We have to work at it every day, especially during those moments, when I simply want to strangle him!

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In everyone’s life that are ups and downs, good times and not so good times, joy and pain… When we stood before God, the preachers, our family and friends, we committed our lives to one another. We vowed to love each other, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health… ‘Til Death do Us part!    

I believe that with God’s help, we will blessed with 30 more…..

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This post is really random and may seem like it came out of nowhere, which it kinda did.  But I believe that I should still send out this post, because someone needs it. 

There are some of you out there that have been hurt very badly.  Beyond what anyone could ever imagine.  For some the hurt just won’t go away.  There is a song that I want you to hear, which is called “A Heart that Forgives”.   I am only asking that you listen to the words.  Forgiveness is not easy and I understand that, but I believe that it is decision that you must make in order to begin the healing process. 

First, you must forgive yourself and yes, then you must forgive the person(s) who hurt you.  Forgiveness is not for the other person, it is for YOU!


One of my fellow blogger, Anne, had the same idea.

 I read this post last night, “Let it Go”