Friday, June 19, 2009

17 Years Later...



Happy Anniversary to my Sweet Richard!! He'll be so impressed that I REMEMBERED!!--We are not ones to remember dates very naturally!! :) Last year we were in the midst of tucking in the children at the end of a longish day when we grinned at each other --Oh, my! Its our anniversary!! "Happy Anniversary, Honey!!" This year, after spending the day with the kiddos in some Father's Day card making (yes, I forgot it was around the corner as well!!), we might mark these blessed years with a trip over to Abay restaurant--Ethiopian Food--our Fav! But mostly with thankful hugs on our children and hopefully a dance or two to some Kenny G. at some point :)--yes, how very 80's of us!! :)--happy nerds!! :) Love today to my Godly, hard-working, tender, patient, incredible.... husband and best friend!!



Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

17 years later...

We had big dreams and visions then
Yet, never would have imagined,
or even asked
for the sweetness
of this love
or painted a picture of 4 cherubs in baby blankets
Or... of our sweet boy received in the Arms of the Jesus...already...
What a connection to heaven we now daily have,
He dances with the angels and in our hearts...
and then, dreams realized
and shattered
health broken
and restored
scary nights of incredible fear
and sorrow
beyond what we could have ever asked for or
dreamed
shocks that shook us awake
Were the cords that drew us to His presence
and to His Word
Utter Dependence on the One Who IS our LIFE
and our Breath.
Yet,
These events were exactly the place
Where He would have us to walk and grow,
and to know Him.
Uniquely blessed in His plans and His favor through every bit of our lives.
Many of them moments of dancing and leaping
and laughing
Oh the JOY in Him!!
Years later, led into wide open fields,
Under stretched out tenting and between pulled -out stakes,
He brought us children of our hearts,
Travelers on the sea of grace,
A visit from a tiny prince and princess,
A new land to traverse in,
and yet is not our home,
For our hearts are set on pilgrimage,
Our eyes are set on Him.
We believe He is getting us ready to see Him,
Soon.
A Father preparing a Bride for His Son,
What that will be like we could not ask or imagine!!
Today,
At almost 40 years of age
A new call rises on our life.
We sense its pull...
We feel His hand,
We recognize that voice that calls.
We hold hands and answer back
"We Do"
"We Will"
Speak, Lord,
for your servants are listening...

2 comments:

Tracy said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Your writing is amazing! Thank you for setting the bar high for a Christ like marriage! LOVE you both so much!!

The Fab 4 said...

Happy special day to you guys! Dance away... who can help but love Kenny G? HE set the bar high for marriages, too!