Daily Post

70 Examples

Yesterday my Grandfather turned 96.  On that same day he and my grandmother celebrated 70 years of marriage. WOW!

In this day and age it seems we celebrate 7 years of marriage as a remarkable thing,  there sit my grandparents, married for 70 years as a beacon of the greatness and promises that a committed marriage can bring.

Its a really remarkable thing since they were married for almost twice as long as I have been married when I was born!

I often think about their lives – in the same house, on the same hill, in the same little town for all of those years.  My grandfather’s memory is fading now, but sometimes I wish I could ask him what drove him everyday and what purpose did he find as he headed down to take care of the books at the local glass factory.  I am not sure, but I wonder if he would point to the verse that I think of alot when I think of my grandparents

11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.  1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

They have lived a quiet life together, and but they gained great respect.  I hope you join me in celebrating their 70 years together, and that maybe you find some encouragement from their example as well!  And since I have you thinking, maybe consider for a moment, what your ambitions are?

Daily Post

Cothrom An Lae Shona Duit

Well Jason is sleeping in this morning enjoying his much deserved and needed vacation, yesterday afternoon when I spoke with him he was forcing his eldest son to push mow part of the yard, oh the joys of parenthood!

Well Happy Anniversary! Wait you thought I would say Happy St. Patrick’s day but no this day is not known as that in my household. On this day 9 years ago I married my beautiful bride. It has been 9 years…. 4 years of the Army, 3 children, and here we still stand. Many of you may be saying 9 years, that is nothing! Well, I believe in this day and time, every day is an accomplishment. There are so many people who give up so easily and call it quits. Marriage isn’t easy, it takes work, many days you can’t stand the person on the other side of the bed but you keep going (I of course have never felt that way, my wife is wonderfully perfect 😉 ). So on this day every year when everyone else says Happy St. Patrick’s Day, I will always say Happy Anniversary because of the beautiful wonderful woman who 9 years ago today, agreed to be my wife. But in the spirit of the day Cothrom An Lae Shona Duit (Happy Anniversary in Gaelic)!

Mark 10:7 (New International Version)
7’For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[a]

Ephesians 5
25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself