My husband and I found ourselves standing in the card section of Walmart; after 9:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. We looked at each other and said; “We’ve never done this before.” We were buying each other anniversary cards. We had never purchased our cards together. So we held these “Happy Anniversary” cards in our hands; so the other one could read it; except for the one we each decided upon.
Forty one years is a long time and yet it seems to have flown by so quickly. We’ve had children together. We’ve bought houses together. We’ve purchased cars together. We’ve buried both my parents and one of his together. We’ve had arguments together. He’s stuck with me in sickness and health, in poverty and wealth, and at this point I pray, until death do us part. Then we will celebrate our betrothal to Jesus.
Weddings are one of the highest forms of celebration! Jews, Greeks, Gentiles all celebrate the betrothal of a man to a woman. I never want to take for granted the vows I spoke on August 31, 1974 before God and the host of people gathered at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Morganton, NC.
My love for my husband Ben has grown deeper with each passing year. I still look forward to waking up with him beside me in the mornings. I wait expectantly every evening, for his return from work. He has blessed me indeed; in my role as his wife and helpmate. He has given me cause to celebrate yet another anniversary!
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, bless my dear help mate! I ask You to accomplish all that concerns him or her. Help my life’s mate as he or she makes life’s decisions. May her or she hear Your voice and know Your heart all the days of His or her life. I thank You for the gift of my husband or wife and I pray his or her latter days will be greater than the former. In Jesus Name. Amen