I'm not sure where thirty-one years went. From the first Christmas together as a married couple, house-sitting gigs, juggling night shift for him and teaching half-time for me, then the first baby. Seminary. Pregnant with our second son. Packing and moving overseas to be dorm parents in Taiwan. The birth of our son in a Chinese hospital, with 12 older sisters in our care. Returning to the States with two young sons, pregnant with our older daughter.
The first of many unemployment and under-employment challenges. Recurring health challenges for me, later diagnosed as M.S. Built our first home with the Self-Help Building Program. Pregnant with our book-end baby girl. Another Master's degree for my husband. Raising four children with three high school/community college graduations in four years. Mostly stable health for me, with relapses every couple years. More jobs and side jobs on my husband's resume. Changed our address four years ago and changed it back recently.
But through it all, God's overwhelming grace and provision. Happy and blessed 31st anniversary to us!
Pictured: Happy to be together, thirty-one years and counting!
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1