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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

50 Years of God's Grace

June 22, 1963-June 22,2013
Yes!  God sustained this marriage for 50 years by HIS grace and blessed us above and beyond what we could have ever asked or thought.  Standing in front of the altar of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and pledging our troth!  Promising to forsake all others and support each other in sickness and health, for richer or poorer, till death do us part...we could never have dreamed of the way our Father God would bless us!
     He led us to a deeper relationship with Himself and each other and blessed us with four children, four great spouses for these children and seventeen grandchildren.
     We were blessed to serve Him in Christian education for most of our lives.  We made many  friends all over the country, lived in Wisconsin, Colorado, again in Wisconsin, again in Colorado, Florida and currently in Texas.  We have traveled the world and had wonderful vacations..  He has blessed us with amazing homes, and now ten years of retirement.
    All glory and praise to HIM- Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Our children hosted a party at our home on May 18th for friends and family.  Two of our wedding party were present.  My sister, Patty, and my college roomie Gay Joy Traster.  We thank all of you who sent greetings and wish you could have all been here!

All of our children and grandchildren were present along with many others.  We were so blessed!
We thank God for the amazing journey He has taken us on these past fifty years and continue to look to Him for everything.
     Since last posting on this blog our children have been moving around a bit.  David and Jon left Teen Mania a year ago and moved to the Houston area to work for a company there.  David since then left and moved to the Minneapolis area to be a part of the Bethany School of Missions ministry.  Amy and Brian just moved from their home in Little Elm to a 100 year old home in Frisco.  They are busy renovating this home.
We held our 7th annual Grand kids camp the week after the anniversary party with 15/17 grandchildren attending for 4 days.  It was so much fun!

We look forward to what lies ahead...trusting that God is in control of our lives.  He always has many surprises for us!  We love it!  Thank you Jesus!

1 comment:

Lisa H said...

Happy anniversary! :)