Today is our 39th wedding anniversary. We have known each other for 44 years and have been married for 39 now. Every morning that breaks, I whisper a prayer of gratitude to God for bringing Anabelle into my life.
We have each pursued our own career, both fulfilling beyond measure. We have common friends but we also each have our own set of friends, all of whom have brought us great joy and happiness. We remain as different in many things and do many things differently. We have each remained our own persons.
And yet they are things we hold dearly in common that bind us together very tightly. The most important of these is the fact that we have shared a life in the Spirit together. We have grown spiritually together with some precious friends. In our social and community involvements, we have often worked as a team: in the streets, in service to others, in prayers, in hosting and visiting friends and family, in raising our three wonderful sons, in nurturing our growing family. We have been a trinity in our love: Anabelle, myself, and God.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples:
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.