Monday, August 25, 2008
29 years of wedded bliss
My husband of 29 years is the kindest man I know... he's thoughtful, sensitive and wise... an incredible father to our three kids. His ability to communicate truth, to council and comfort the hurting is a testament of his love for Christ and others. Oh, and he is the smartest man I know... I swear he has retained everything he has ever heard. I am serious!
I met Randy 6 months after moving to Phoenix. I was two months away from moving back to WI for good. I had only wanted to come out here for a year, grow in my faith, and go back home. But then I met Randy at a Hand in Hand concert that we were both singing at. I heard his voice, singing his amazing songs and they made me cry. (believe it or not, back then I rarely ever cried)
We went to the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" on our first date. We talked for hours in the parking lot. I quickly became aware of his deep love and commitment to the Lord. I felt so safe with him. And then one night he made me laugh and that is when I knew... he's the one. I still went back to WI that summer... we wrote letters and talked on the phone... and then I returned to Phx. Aug. 28, 1978 and we were married a year later on Aug. 25, 1979.
We have lived happily ever after ever since.
I love that you love Christmas and Disneyland like no other.
I love that you gas up my van.
I love that you decorate like crazy for Halloween.
I love that you enjoy giving my blog a new look.
I love that you add extra memory on my Mac to surprise me.
I love that you like to vacuum. Cuz I don't.
I love that you fix all the cars to save money.
I love that you get up early to hike with me.
I love that you accept me just the way I am.
I love that you are honest, patient and trustworthy.
I love that you love Jesus.
*** Randy & I like to grasp our pinkies to tell each other "I love you" ***
Thanks Amy for the sweet pic. Check out her photography web site on my sidebar.