Saturday, May 25, 2013

Today is our 52nd anniversary

Yep, that’s us on a Thursday evening at Immanuel Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please not there is not a bouquet in my hand – that’s what he’s whispering to me, “You forgot your bouquet.” No, I did not turn around and go back to get it. Deenie was quite capable of taking care of it, though I wish I could have seen the surprised look on her face when she was left standing there!

52 weeks make a year, so we’ve have a year of years? They’ve been filled. The year following our wedding we not only added a child, but a sister-in-law when his brother married my best friend from work. He’s gone home to be with our Lord, just this last spring. She’s with us this weekend and we’re enjoying the company.

Family was added over the years – and we’ve lost members, too. God has been with us through it all, even when we walked away from the path He laid out for us. He never left. We did. And, we returned to discover greater blessings.

We both believed, from childhood, the words of our Lord:

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. (Matthew 19:4-8)

We still do. Nothing I’ve seen in society has lessened my belief in Jesus’ words about God’s plan from the beginning.

There have been tremendous upheavals in our country’s culture, but the Bible remains as it has been – God’s word. It remains our final authority on family matters, and they are all addressed in this book.

Don’t take my word for it – look for the answer to your question in His book. I’ve found mine and we’re going to spend some time rejoicing:

Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. (Proverbs 5:18)


  1. Happy anniversary! Love the story behind the picture. Happy year of years!

  2. Happy Anniversary, Grammy Blick!

  3. Happy Anniversary. May you have many more to come. I so love that photo. It is so full of hope. You are a blessing to everyone that knows you. Wishing you a fantastic day.


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