_MG_70922copyI remember thinking people who had been married 40 years were really old.  And today I am that person.

I loved Dan on my wedding day.  I love Dan even more today.

Over the years, love has caused me to soar and caused me to crash.  Love has caused me to laugh joyously and weep bitterly.  Love has healed deep wounds but also caused deep wounds.  Love has been exhilarating and devastating.  Love has made the last 40 years worth living!

As I reflect on 40 years of marriage to my high school sweetheart, I am totally convinced of one thing – the more I become rooted and grounded in God’s love for me, the more I am able to love and be loved freely and generously.

Thank you, Lord, for your unfailing love!  I love You.

Thank you, Dan, for 40 wonderful years!  I love you.

I Corinthians 13, Ephesians 3:14-21