celebrating 30 years today

To my life-long Love,
Thirty years just doesn’t seem long enough. You still amaze me. My heart still dances when you enter a room. You can make or break my day with a single look. As long as we’re passing through this world on the same train, I think today might be a good day to renew the license, maybe with a few of the terms changed from the original contract, but mostly the same. The road’s will be a little more bumpy and we will need a good sense of humor, no doubt, but somehow it’s more doable knowing you’re beside me. You’re such a comfortable place for me. Thanks for the best 30 years of my life.


sunday’s song – a marriage prayer

In three weeks, my darling second daughter, Lauren, will marry the love of her life on a beach in Costa Rica. Two girls in one year married, and a big brother that hardly knows what to do with himself, after taking so many years fighting off the bad guys to make sure his sisters found the very best. My three children, now grown and starting lives of their own, and in a few short months, my own 30th wedding anniversary–such huge passages that I hardly can process it all. Would you take a moment today and pray for all of our marriages, for your own marriage, for the state of marriage in the world, and for God’s ultimate marriage of His Bride, the Church to His Son. May our own unions reflect that type of selfless love.