As I make the bed the morning of our anniversary, I pause to look at the photos. One wedding picture above each nightstand. Later in the day, I slow and look at the photos around the house. The children ask about our wedding day. We sit and we flip through the album, me remembering and telling the stories. Yes, your Daddy did wear a Jiminy Cricket tie pin the whole day… I pull out my phone and snap photos as we turn the thick pages.
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine. Song of Solomon 6:3
It’s good to pause. To look at pictures. To remember. To go out to dinner. To drive on a little day trip, just the two of us. To count so many, many ways the Lord has been good to us. For all the ways prayers were answered.
To remember. To remember the past and to pray for the future. Future years together. Future spouses of our children. Pray and look forward.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be! ~ Robert Browning
Love never gives up…Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end…But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. 1 Corinthians 13