From the day we were married, Tom said that we would spend our lives helping marriages thrive, and he has never wavered from this conviction.
We have hosted countless small groups in our home for the sole purpose of building strong marriages. We did this when we had newly married ourselves. We didn’t know from experience how to build a strong marriage, but we embraced it by faith in God’s Word.
Today, nearly 39 years later, we are able to add our personal stories to the help and hope we offer others. It hasn’t been easy. In fact, there were times when we didn’t like each other at all. But our vows have kept us committed when our emotions failed us.
Last week our youngest daughter married her best friend. She has waited a long time since her brother and sister got married, but Matt was worth the wait!
There were many moments, snapshots that we will carry in our hearts forever. Answered prayers are like that. You dream for years of what the answer will look like, but it always pales in comparison to the real thing. God is amazing. God is faithful. God is good. And we couldn’t be more thrilled in finally welcoming our newest son to the family.
Thank you for praying for us these past few months. We were able to be completely present for all the ups and downs of planning a large wedding.
This week we will pack up her things into her car and watch them drive away to their new life in another state. There will be tears. There will be sadness. But there will be no regrets.
“The Lord has done great things for us;
we are glad.” – Psalm 126:3 ESV