Forty years ago today,
I married my college sweetheart.
After dating for over a year and a half and then waiting another two years after our engagement until I finished school, we finally tied the knot on July 14, 1979. We were young and in love, ready to face the world together. Barry taught Social Studies at a growing Christian school, and I practiced my homemaking skills and helped at the school and church. I fondly remember our first little apartment . . .
When Barry graduated from college, he was debt-free with $40 in his pocket from mowing lawns, just enough to drive home and find work to save a little before the wedding. I still have our first budget, all laid out on a sheet of notebook paper.
We had no idea that God would bless us with three beautiful daughters and three little grandsons, that Barry would serve at Clarks Summit University for 20 years, and that we would be part of the same community for 32 years.
Every summer around the time of our anniversary, we tried to get away for a couple of days, just the two of us. He always had a plan in place. I wonder what he would have had up his sleeve for our 40th.
Time provides perspective. Looking back, I see the faithfulness of God.
|July 14, 2012, Sharon's Wedding|
This brought tears to my eyes as I thought of how he would have looked at you today, so thankful for 40 years of marriage to his sweetheart. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your heart.ReplyDelete
Blessings, Julie. Sure do miss him, but I try to focus on the years we had together . . . How could 40 years have slipped by so quickly?!Delete
A sweet and heartfelt remembrance. Thanks for reminding us to be thankful for each and every day with our loved ones.ReplyDelete