Cindy was in deep sleep when the alarm went off, I lay awake pondering over the last 20 years of our marriage, what a journey it has been and what a lot to be thankful and grateful for. I slowly got out of bed to get ready for my morning quiet time when the fire began!! I call her the fire and me the fireman! She made sure we started the day by giving thanks for all the blessings God has so graciously bestowed upon us. I asked her was it really 20 years….it just feels like yesterday!! If I am to think how I would have managed the last 20 years without her, I would not be able to even imagine.
11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all. 1 Chronicles 29:11
Today is also a day when I celebrate a new year in my life, 49 years have rolled by and my only question is, have I fulfilled my purpose? The more I think of it, the more I am aware that I have a lot more to work on to achieve my personal vision. Unless I am disciplined, I will never achieve this and truly this is my personal commitment.
Cindy and I have so much to be thankful for because we were loved first! There is no greater feeling than knowing how much God cares and loves us! We are blessed with wonderful parents, our teachers & mentors who guided us then and continue to do so now, our boys who keep us reminded of our earthly responsibility and our family and friends who surround us. The telephone never stops ringing on a day like today, its all because friends and loved ones truly care, oh what a wonderful blessing!
Our prayer is that we will continue to develop and discipline our lives, so that we will shine for Him, that others will see the light, that the impact will be eternal.