Thursday, October 11, 2012

41 Years

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary Wednesday and I think that deserves a blog post. Our lives portray the absolute Goodness of God's Grace. Only His Grace could have brought two damaged strangers together and made it work. We are total polar opposites in every way. He likes white bread and I like multi-grain; He sleeps cold and I sleep hot; He loves mayonnaise and I love mustard. You get the picture. We made a commitment when we were first married to stay together. This was not just our wedding vows, but a deep down knowing that one of us would never ever leave the other no matter what. Leaving was never an option. However, there were times I would have killed him if there had been a gun in the house. It hasn't been easy. We've weathered the storms of my depression and dysfunction because of childhood sexual abuse. We've weathered his two serious, life-threatening health issues. We've weathered our daughters' teenage years full of pain and addiction. Only God's Grace could have brought us this far, and I praise Him for my husband, my friend, my companion. "I said to the Lord, "You are my Master. Every good thing I have comes from You", Psalm 16:2.

11 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!

    What an inspiring love story of how, through God, nothing is impossible!

    My husband and I are also polar opposite in most ways...I guess opposites DO attract :)

    ~God Bless~ Lisa

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  2. Happy anniversary you two! The damaged two on this end will celebrate 33 years next June!

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  3. Happy Anniversary sister Peggy!!! I'm glad you posted about that because it reminds us that our good God truly is the One Who has that super glue that makes everything work!!! The unity that comes from His wondrous love!!! I can't imagine how much you both must have learned from each other over those many years of being together that helped you both endure!!! God bless and protect you both!!!

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  4. Oh my ... What a fabulous milestone!

    Congratulation.

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  5. Congrats on your 41 years of marriage!
    Blessings,
    Ken

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  6. I can relate to the difficulties and joys of 41 years too. Happy anniversary, my friend. You are a treasure.

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  7. A vibrant, living testimony to the keeping grace of God. He sees us through our roughest seasons, and we emerge stronger on the other side. May God grant you both many more years together! I am grateful for the commitment you share and the example you've set for the generation coming up behind you.

    Good to hear from you,Peggy. Rest sweetly in the arms of Jesus this weekend.

    peace~elaine

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  8. I am late but so inspired by the story of your life together. You are a rare example to a world that struggles with what marriage means. Thank you for sharing this! My husband and I just celebrated our 8th anniversary and I look forward to being thankful for each passing year we will have together! God bless!

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  9. I am late too but also want to say congratulations! Yeah for marriage! and thanks to God for His grace and love.
    You are an example for your family and for so many others.....

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