42 years ago today, a beauty queen said “I do” to a nerdy computer engineer. Since that time, they have been through everything together. They raised seven beautiful (so I’m told) children for the glory of God, moved across the country a few times, went on many adventures, and kept saying “I do” even when they felt like saying “I don’t want to.” They laid down their lives for each other countless times. They touched the lives of so many people, and gave of themselves in incredible, self-sacrificing ways.
As you may have guessed, these amazing people are my parents. I am so blessed to be one of their children, so blessed by their faithfulness to God and to one another, and so blessed by their story. Today we celebrate these people, their story, and the One who brought it all together.
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”