Today is my Mom and Dad's 30th anniversary. There are few couples I know, even those who have been married 50 or 60 years, that have lived and loved the way they do. Even though Dad is not here today, his love for Mom is everpresent and her love for him is unquestionable. My most favorite characteristic of their marriage is their trust of one another. Dad had a wild imagination. Always thinking of some great and unimaginable thing to do next. And Mom would always go along with it because she trusted him with all her heart. Although Mom is much more conservative, Dad loved her for all she is.
I don't know the bible real well but I have been reading different books on Heaven and how to overcome struggles since the accident in February. Recently I have been reading a book called "Facing Your Giants" by Max Lucado. It is mostly a story of David and Goliath. It tells how King Saul is envious of David and despises the peoples love for him so much that he tries to have David murdered. Jonathan is Saul's son and Jonathan loves David and helps protect him. The way the bible and the author of the book talk of Jonathan and David working together and loving one another reminds me of my mom and dad. If I replaced the names it would sound something like this: " The Master Weaver took his and her hearts and stitched a seam between them. The soul of Jay was knit to the soul of Pam, and Jay loved her as his own soul. As if the two hearts were two fabrics, God "needle and threaded" them together. So interwoven that when one moved, the other felt it. When one was stretched, the other knew it.
May their unending love for one another be an example for all to follow.
Love you, Mom and Dad. Happy Anniversary. Now apart but still forever together.