In December, Rodney and I celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary. Twenty years! I am so excited and blessed to celebrate this milestone and know that it is only by the grace of God that we have privilege to celebrate these years together.
Twenty years is a long time. I didn’t attend school for 20 years, I have never lived in the same town for 20 years, I didn’t live with my parents for 20 years. I believe being married is the longest thing I have ever done.
During these 20 years life has not always been easy. We have gone through times where we could not get along, had financial struggles and health issues. We have experienced tremendous loss and sorrow. We have also experienced amazing blessings and seen many hopes and dreams fulfilled. We have watched God move on our behalf and know that without Him holding us together we would probably not have made it.
I thank God for sustaining us when we wanted to quit, holding us together when we wanted to walk away and for allowing us to grow and mature in love, patience and respect for one another.
I stand in awe at God’s mercy for allowing us to celebrate 20 years of marriage together and I look forward with anticipation to the next twenty.