Julie and I went up to Irving, Texas yesterday (home of America’s team) for the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Lois and Ted.

fifty years together

Lois is Julie’s dad’s big sister. Julie’s mom and dad will have been married fifty-three years in a couple of weeks.

Fifty-three years together

my parents have been married forty-six years (I think. mom, is this right?)

motherBirthday Boy

my grandparents have been married sixty-eight years.

Grandma and Grandpa

Julie and I are in the middle of our twentieth year married and loving it more all the time. I just reflect on the blessing of being surrounded by all of these long marriages and realize how rare it is.

Marriage is a commitment. It is deciding to stay together period. Hebrews 12:1 in another context but applicable here as well says that since we are surrounded by so many admirable testimonies, let us run with endurance/patience the race that is set before us. Life and marriage are marathons, not sprints. Buckle down for the long haul and enjoy the sweet everyday blessings that God sends our way during the journey.

Congratulations, Ted and Lois!


2 Responses

  1. Wish Mom and Dad a happy 53rd anniversary today!!

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