"One of the greatest things in human life is the ability to make plans. Even if they never come true - the joy of anticipation is irrevocably yours. That way one can live many more than just one life."

Maria Trapp-The Story of the Trapp Family Singers - Ch. 12 p. 4

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

- St. Augustine

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Love Story

For those of you who haven't heard it in person....

I finally finished writing a little shortened version of how Doug and I fell in love. I have to admit, I sorta lost steam towards the end so it loses some of it's flavor in the last bit. I could have done more telling the last half of the story, but my energy for that part of this project is out! But if you started looking at it earlier and want to read the rest - it's done now.

I find I'm not a talented enough writer to communicate in black and white the wonderful mystery of how two such differently situated persons came to be man and wife. I'm still thankful everyday that beauty rose from ashes and God changed hearts to allows us to be married. However odd it may seem, we are just right for each other. While we've had hard times in our nearly 12 years of marriage - job loss, cancer, raising grown-up children right from the start - we've always had an easy marriage. We've never experienced what people say is "difficult" about making marriage work. We've never had a real fight. God blessed us to just love each other and love being together and nothing yet in dark times or light has gotten in the way of that. Maybe it was so to make it easier to deal with all the other hurdles our little family has that others don't deal with. Maybe God just gave us this special grace. Either way we are thankful. We never take for granted a happy marriage in today's culture.

We are excited to take this trip and celebrate how good God has been to us in our life together. 

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