Friday, April 19, 2013
Tomorrow Gary and I celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary.
It's been a blessing to spend these past years with this wonderful man.
He is godly, kind, good natured, and loves to laugh. And there is never a dull moment!
Not every woman gets to go to exotic places like Ghana for her anniversary.
We have spent a lot of anniversaries traveling, but this is the first time we've attended a Pastors' Conference to celebrate our special day.
Today we shared the joy of about 32 students graduating from the Bible Training Center. They have been away from their homes and families for almost a year and their excitement was contagious.
Then we jumped in the car and drove for almost 6 hours to get to the Volta region for the Conference that begins tomorrow and a church service Sunday.
The photo shown here was taken at El Cholo, a famous Mexican restaurant in LA. Gary used to go there in his days at USC. We have stopped there several times. It's worth arranging our driving schedule to happen by there at lunch or dinner. Not always an easy logistical maneuver, but worth the extra planning.
Why a photo from last year? Because today we were to busy to take one and by this evening I didn't want to be reminded of how I looked after the drive. But this shot was taken while on vacation. We're relaxed and enjoying ourselves, which is not uncommon in our lives.
It makes me think of the old hymn, Day by Day. There is a line that says ,
He whose love is kind beyond all measure,
Gives unto each day what He deems best.
Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.
So this year our anniversary will be more toil than rest, but there is still great peace in it.
We'll be in a hot African church, not on the Beach or Golf course.
But I'll be with the man God gave me 28 years ago and we'll be right in the middle of God's will for our lives.
What more could a girl want?