Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Better with Age
Twenty-Six years ago I was a young, dark-haired woman taking a vow. I really had no idea what that meant. I was excited, smiled, spoke the words, "Till death do us part." yet really didn't comprehend the meaning.
Yet, as Dan and I celebrate our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary today, we have kept those vows. Through fun times, through sad times, through mountain peaks, through valleys, through tragedy, through really hard times.
I'm so thankful that the Lord put us together. It isn't always easy. There are some days when I'm cranky and there are days when he is cranky (though that's very rare for Dan). We have moments when we get on each other's nerves. We have moments of tenderness and moments of insensitivity.
But I would never change who I married in million years. The Lord has blended our gifts and talents and personalities together so perfectly. Someone in both our last church and now in this church, that we really do compliment each other.
Just like a particular wine compliments certain foods by bringing out the subtleties and flavors of the dish, we compliment each other. We draw out each other's gifts and talents. We bring to the light the best in each other. We enhance one another. I love that image!
So I want to say, "Happy Anniversary" to my wonderful husband. I can't imagine life without him. There is no one else I'd rather live this adventure with. Just as wine gets better with age, I think our marriage has too. As we have matured and grown, our love for each other has matured as well.
I love you, honey!