Two people are better off than one,
for they can help each other succeed.
If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.
But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
Likewise, two people lying close together
can keep each other warm.
But how can one be warm alone?
A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated,
but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.
Three are even better, for a cord of three strands
it not easily broken.
Friday, July 3, 2009
A Cord of Three Strands
July 3rd is a special day for us. We started dating, got engaged and got married all on July 3rd. This special anniversary day for us was also shared by Jeff's grandparents, his brother, and his nephew!
I think I'm officially getting old because when I looked at our wedding album I thought we looked like babies. We had no business getting married at such a young age. What did we know about the world? What did we know about living sacrificially for each other? What did we know about anything at all? The truth is that we probably didn't know much (even though we thought we did), which is probably best. If you knew up front all the obstacles that you would be facing you might never dive in - it would seem too overwhelming. We were young and in love and that's all that mattered. A love built first on friendship that grew deeper and more meaningful with time.
As we celebrate 16 years of marriage (21 years together), it is strange and wonderful to think I have lived more years with him than without him. We have had struggles and we have had great joy. God has bound our hearts together and I am thankful for the life we have made by God's grace.