Friday, July 25, 2014

An Anniversary and A Passing

Today is my parents anniversary!  They've been married 55 years!

This has only come about by God's grace!

They married young - he was 20 and in the Navy, she was 17 and in high school.  He went overseas, she finished school.

They went on to have three kids - boy, girl, boy.

They had some rocky married years.  It was hard.  But when they thought of breaking up and divorcing, they thought of the reputation of the Lord, and how people knew they were Christians and what would that say about Him?

They stayed together, and have worked very hard to communicate and love each other.  We are so thankful for them!

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

The passing is of Tim's Mom's husband Terry.  He died yesterday afternoon.  Tim and I are traveling down to Florida with his brother and sister in law tomorrow.  We want to be with Jean (Tim's mom) and help to comfort her.  They were married for 30 years.  This was her second 30 year marriage - Tim's dad passed away on their 30th wedding anniversary.  We would appreciate prayer for us during this time.  Terry was a difficult man, estranged from most of his children for many years.  Their will be many mixed emotions during this time.  We want to comfort Jean during this time, and be sensitive to others as well.  

It is a blessing to be able to both celebrate and help those who mourn.  God is the source of all things, and we Trust in Him.


  1. Happy Anniversary to your parents. They have a beautiful testimony.

    Wonderful prayer that you and Tim have of being willing to be used of The Lord. May things go smoothly and may God be praised in the midst of everything. Praying comfort for Tim's mother most especially.

  2. Congratulations to your mom and dad on their 55th wedding anniversary! What a testimony that they pressed on in order to bring honor to the Lord!

    I am sorry to hear about Tim's stepfather. I will be praying for his mom...and also for you and Tim as you travel and minister comfort and share His light.

  3. Blessings as you travel and be with family.
    Congratulations to your parents.

  4. I'm sorry for your loss.

    Happy anniversary to your parents. 55 years and counting!

  5. Tough, sad times for you as you head to Florida, thinking of you, and your other set of parents celebrating life together ...

  6. Safe travels dear friend! TWO 30 year marriages, what a blessing! I will be praying for ALL of you! HUGS!

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Congratulations on your parents wedding anniversary. What a testimony. Clarice


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