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Last weekend held a special day for us – our wedding anniversary. Thirty four years! We went out for a quiet dinner just the two of us to Ruth Chris Steak House. What a treat! Over dinner we had conversation reminiscing our wedding day. We realized how truly young we were on the day we took that walk down the aisle. We took a stroll through the years remembering good times. And bad. Times we laughed our heads off. And cried. Good decisions. And unwise ones. The joys of having our children. And the tears of endless nights with a colicky baby. Or rubbing feet that pained all night. The best part was knowing that we would do it all over again.

Every. Single. Part. Of. It.

This morning I remembered a quote I read several weeks ago & had written down.

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”

(Simone Signoret)

I am grateful for all those threads that have bound me together with my husband. Each one served to strengthen us, holding us together with a ferocity that was not there thirty four years ago. I am also grateful for this reminder in Scripture today:

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work;

If one falls down, his friend can help him up.

But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.

But how can one keep warm alone?

Thought one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

(Ecclesiastes 4:9-12NIV84)

There it is again – the concept of threads holding a marriage together. I am so grateful for a God Who strengthened our threads over the years. Many times, He alone was the thread when we were tired & frayed.

And He was faithful to hold us together.

For He is a faithful God.


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