The Journey

Abbie and I are spending a few days away at “Fish Tales” on St. George Island celebrating our wedding anniversary. We are thankful for friends that graciously gifted their beach home for a few days. As I looked out over the water this morning, I began to reminisce many of the memories we have created together over the last 28 years.

There have been many happy moments from the birth of our children and grandchild, to high school graduations, baptisms, new jobs, vacations, and so much more. There have also been times of struggle from death of friends and loved ones, to financial ruin, disagreements, and disappointments. Through all of this, I have been blessed to have a wife who has truly been with me for better or worse, for richer or poorer, and in sickness and health.

The last three years have been the most incredible part of the journey so far. Three years ago, we chose to be obedient to God’s call in our lives and to serve Him unconditionally and selflessly. We have learned that the more we surrender to God, the sweeter our fellowship wth Him becomes, as does the closeness of our relationship with each other.

Abbie’s worth is far beyond silver, gold, or rubies. She is the epitome of a Proverbs 31 woman. The person she married was a result of my parents and my upbringing but the man I have become, is in large part due to her dedication, love, and surrender. So, here is to the rest of the journey. I pray we finish strong, serve God without surrender, and love each other more each day than we did the day before.

Happy Anniversary, Abbie!


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