Thirty years ago today a woman spoke two words which changed my life forever. Those words were, “I do.”
Wow. What an inconceivable thing, that someone would make a commitment to me and then keep that commitment not for five or ten years, but for thirty.
Due to the kindness of a friend and due to the willing commitment of our younger daughters to care for our young son, we are able to celebrate this milestone with a week in Chicago.
The song that was sung at our wedding continues to be our prayer for our relationship together. We share it with you here:
May the mind of Christ our Savior
live in us from day to day,
by his love and pow’r controlling all we do and say.
May the Word of God dwell richly
in our hearts from hour to hour,
so that all may see we triumph only through his pow’r.
May the peace of God our Father
rule our life in everything,
that we may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.
May the love of Jesus fill us
as the waters fill the sea;
him exalting, self abasing, this is victory.
May his beauty rest upon us
as we seek the lost to win,
and may they forget the channel, seeing only him.