Friday, September 6, 2013

"36"

On September 10, 1977, Sandy and I said our Vows and set sail on an epic journey--together. From our view of the deck we have seen everything except boredom!

Our adventure has far exceeded even our dreams! From starting a family--to starting churches. We have been lovers--and combatants. Lived in luxury--stayed with Gypsies. Traveled to Greece, Bulgaria, Thailand, China, Venezuela, Mexico, The Bahamas, Bermuda, the backwoods of Maine, the Blue Ridge Mountains, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Seen indescibable beauty--and unspeakable tragedy. Had more than we needed--prayed for our next meal. Laughed until we cried--cried until we laughed again. Seen the Lord generously give--and inexplicably take away.

Thirty six years later, through thick-and-thin, we have enjoyed the adventure. Transparent honesty also requires us to confess: we have sometimes endured it. But on our drive here--to this High-Rise Paradise--we talked about ending strong, and asked each other the question: how can we most effectively advance the Kingdom--together.

Looking back, keeping God in front has made all the difference in our world. We haven't figured it all out, but we know most assuredly that we have loved each other best--when we have loved God the most!

This is a weekend filled with thanks for our three wonderful children, Justin, Josh, and Meagan; the great gift of our Beautiful and talented daughter-in-law, Erika; our grandson, The Amazing Wyatt; our families; our friends, and most of all, our God, who has blessed us beyond measure!

Enjoying the Adventure,

Bill and Sandy








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