That's right! 25 years. Since 1989. 25 years of excellence. Celebrating our 25th year.
No, not a business. Not a church celebration. Cheryl and I are celebrating 25 years of marriage. Unbelievable! How could any woman put up with me that long?? What a testimony to the grace of God!
Well, 5 years ago on our 20th, I posted a corny little poem I wrote for the occasion. I thought about doing something like that again. But the internet can only handle so much romantic excellence, so I decided not to be the cause of any overload.
What I will do is publicly and loudly declare here for the world to see my unending gratitude to God for blessing me with such an amazing woman. I can't imagine my life without her. I can't imagine a better wife, a better friend, a better mother, a better servant, a better anything than this beautiful woman I get to go home to every night.
I read somewhere that the average marriage in the US lasts about 8 years. How very sad. Had I lost Cheryl after only 8 years of marriage, my life would be missing so many amazing blessings. I seriously can not imagine where I would be right now without her. God has used her so wonderfully in my life. She is my encouragement, my balance, my comforter, my.... I can't even explain all she is to me. (And without giving away too much information, she still is my passionate love; I still get distracted thinking about her!)
And to think that she has tolerated me for 25 years....amazing. God is so good!
So thank you, God. And thank you Cheryl for agreeing to walk with me in this life. I know the calling God has placed on our lives has had it's bumps now and then, but I can't think of anyone I'd rather have beside me. Looking forward to the next 25!