This picture reminded me of my grandparents. I remember celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary as a teenager. They were all dressed up. His cowboy hat and her fancy shoes. There were lots of people, food and laughter. I remember feeling like it was a big deal, but I was at a point in my life that I didn’t comprehend the time or commitment invested in this wonderful celebration. I am heading into my 40th wedding anniversary this spring. Saturday my husband and I will join with my brother and his wife as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The understanding is beginning to sink in. (Big Smile)
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT
"Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken."
Relationships grow, change and evolve over time. In my own marriage their have been numerous times that one of us was strong for the other and times that we reached out to lift one another up from a struggle. Without the other, I’m not sure what would have become of us, but praise the Lord, He had a plan. ‘Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.’ You and your spouse with Jesus makes three. When struggles come, because they will, rely on one another and on the Lord to see you through. Happy Valentines Day.