Celebration of Love ...

"A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year." Paul Sweeney

Twenty-six years... but we have known each other 54 years. That is a long relationship. We sort of 'grew up' together twice in one lifetime. We began as boyfriend and girlfriend in jr high... and it was the typical first love passionate relationship.  God gave us a second go around as we neared forty and rediscovered each other.  The past 26 years have been FULL of growing up.

The folks in the picture above were all part of the both times... the original deep burning of first love and then our celebration of found love 20 years later. 

"Well then what's to be the reason for becoming man and wife. Is it love that brings you here or love that gives you life. For if loving is the answer than who's the giving for. Do you believe in something that you've never seen before. Oh there's love. Oh There's love.

 Oh the marriage of your spirits here has caused Him to remain. For whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name, There is love. Oh there's love." Wedding Song   Noel Paul Stockey

Matthew 18:20  "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."