Several weeks ago, on a bright October day, Ray and I enjoyed a walk with Bethany and her family. It was one of those afternoons when the light shines just right for taking photographs, including this one of Ray and me, taken that afternoon.
On that day we were relishing a quiet afternoon with Bethany and her crew. Today we are relishing time with one another, as we celebrate our 45th anniversary. This day’s at least as busy as that one was quiet, but what matters is that we are together. What a gift to spend the day with someone you have relished for 45 years. Well, it’s not exactly true that we have exactly relished every one of those days. Sometimes it takes a lot of years to learn that relishing business — but it’s worth it. Hang in there!
When we were younger, I used to tell Ray that I wasn’t smart enough to pick him out. I am grateful that God was looking out for me and that He offered me the precious gift of Ray.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.