Thursday, November 08, 2012

A Beautiful Story

From my mom:

Forty-two years ago today, I said "yes" to John when he told me he loved me and wanted to marry me. No regrets! I look back on a couple of young adults, a first year teacher and a guy working 42 days @ 7 days a week, swing shift followed by one week off. Little did we know that Uncle Sam would have a letter in the mail a few short days later that would draft him into the military service. In spite of our plans to have maybe done it differently, the Lord guided in all things and we were married in June of the following year. It was a blessed privilege to be his wife. We have been thankful for our 4 children, 3 of whom we were blessed to raise. I'm thankful too for the grandchildren God gave us, 12 of whom John saw. I am grateful for the nearly 37 years we had together, for the love the Lord gave us for one another and first and foremost for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ who died to save us, and for that blessed day when we will be forever with Him. I'm glad I said "Yes"!

1 comment:

Jean said...

Valerie, so sweet of you to share that for your Mom. She writes everything so nicely giving God the glory.