1 Corinthians 13 (NIV)
1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
I am stunned and amazed and can't believe that it was twenty-eight years ago, that I said, "I do" and received the precious gift of a good and faithful wife. Everyone who knows Becky knows she is a special person, very special. We absolutely are nuts for each other. It's a mutual admiration society that we each belong to. I'm her number one fan, and she is mine. We just really enjoy being together.
A few things 28 years bring:
Places called home: The trails at Wymore, Cherokee Ct, Pratt Rd, Turrel Ave, Green Velvet Ct and Victor Dr.
Dogs that wagged their tales into our live: Meagan, Pumpkin, Bubbles, Perdita, Pongo, Sparky, Diamond and Dakota.
Not to mention:
Bunnies that hopped: Travis, Peter, Thumper, Snickers, Spike, Spike Junior, Sidney, Speckles.
Cat that loved: Stripy
Turtles that moved their home into ours: Timothy, 2nd Timothy, 3rd Timothy, 4th Timothy and Methuselah
Thanks for indulging me as I looked back and realize how deeply this day, and this woman, means to me. Rejoice with me and pray for us, as we pray for each of you.
Dear Lord, we thank You for being the author of love. We pray today that we would let Your love continue to grow in our hearts today so that the world will see You through us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.