25th Anniversary Trip

This will be our final entry in our blog to you guys.  We’ve felt so undeserving to get to take this trip together.  As you kids know, Dad and I have had some real ups and downs throughout these 25 years…and God has so faithfully taken us through them. He’s given us strength when ours was gone.  Given us love when ours was gone. Given us perseverance when ours was gone.  Given us provision when ours was gone. Given us faith and peace when ours was running very low….

We’re so grateful to God for this chance to come away together and celebrate what He’s done in these 25 years!  And we’re so thankful for this opportunity to see more of what He’s created….beauty that’s amazed us, and familiar things that have helped us realized that this country, no matter where you go, has certain foundations that seem to be everywhere…nice people, people of faith, coffee shops, and chain stores and restaurants :-).

We can’t wait to get to see you after we arrive home tomorrow night!  We love you more than you could know…and though we’ve enjoyed being away….we’re even happier to come home!

As we stand beside the ocean tide,

may God help our love always be as constant

as these never-ending waves that pour beneath our feet.

 Your love flows softly upon my heart,

just as the foam comes softly upon the sand,

and just as there will never be a morning

without the ocean’s flow,

so there will never be a day

without my love for you.

 Our love will change

but it will be as dependable as the tide.

As these waters nourish the earth and sustain life, 

may my devotion and commitment

nourish and sustain you

as we continue through the ebb and flow of the journey ahead.

 And may our God’s mercy and grace be the deep mystery

from which every tomorrow comes to shore….


Above all, love each other deeply,

because love covers over a multitude of sin….

I Peter 4:8


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