23 yrs. ago Mark and I stood together, and before God and our family and friends we said our wedding vows.
We were young. Mark was 20 and I was 18. If we knew then what we know now, would we still have gotten married that young??? YES! YES! YES!
We have never, ever regretted getting married at the age we did. By the time we got married we had known each other for 6 years and dated for 2 yrs. We knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together, so why wait to get married?
God by His grace taught us of His ways and we grew together in Him. Even though we grew up in Christian homes, neither of us grew up with the standards in which we believe and practice in our marriage and parenting today. So really....God taught us straight from His Word and we are so thankful. I hate to think where we would be today if He hadn't!
I was thinking back to our wedding day and the words to the song Mark and I sang together that day. Back then it was a nice melody with nice words but today they are really the foundation of who we are as a family....because of Christ!
HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH
Here we are at the start
Committing to each other
By His Word from our hearts
We will be a family
In a house that we be a home
And with faith we'll build it strong
We'll build a household of faith
And together we will make
And when the strong winds blow it can't fall down
As one in Him we'll grow
And the whole world will know
That we are a household of faith
Now to be a family
We've got to love each other
At any cost, unselfishly
And our home must be a place
That fully abounds with grace
A reflection of His face
Thank you Lord for 23 great years together.
Thank you for Your grace!
I love you babe!
Thanks for being my dearest friend.
Words cannot express how much I love you!
I hope we have many more years together.
You are the best!