Happy anniversary to us!

October 13, 2011

I have to be one of the most blessed guys on the planet. I married my high school sweetheart, and Saturday we will celebrate 34 years of marriage.  Marlene has not only accepted my mid life crisis of motorcycling, but she has embraced it.  This picture of us is after riding a few hours in the cold and rain…there she is smiling, just like always.  Most importantly she has been an incredible encouragement through the good and bad, always looking to the Lord for strength.  Trusting in Him to provide ALL our needs, even when we walked through the valley of cancer and all the treatments and uncertainty that carries.  This verse says it all:  Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.  I can’t add a thing to that other than AMEN!

We’ve been blessed with great daughters who have wonderful spouses and are raising their kids as stay at home moms, just like their mom raised them.  Our son is a man I would be proud to call my friend!  He has a heart that is huge and sensitive to the needs of those around him.  He does an unbelievable job at the Atlanta Union Mission and he is making a difference in many lives there and at his “home church.”

We are getting ready to enter a new phase of our lives.  We’ve lived here for a little over a year, and we are now ready to purchase a home here in Nashville.  Thanks to my dad, we can move forward and buy this home.  We are going to settle in a Dell Webb Community called “Lake Providence.”  What’s that?  It is a 55 and older community!  At first we were apprehensive, but after looking at it, we are convinced that this is the place for us.  OK, so we’ll be on the younger side of most of our neighbors.  We are excited about sharing this place with our family and you, our friends.

Like I said, we are blessed!


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