Once upon a time, (long, looonng ago) there was a tall, introverted guy and a short, extroverted girl. She laughed too much and talked non-stop. He listened and smiled sideways at her. They fell in and out of love every few months, all through high school. Then he asked her to marry him.
So that on June 16, 1990 everything changed.
But when they hurt each other they asked forgiveness.
And when they didn’t know what to do they prayed.
slowly, she started quieting herself.
slowly, he started talking more.
And God poured out His blessing on their stumbling efforts to really love each other.
and He made them a family.
And on the morning of their 18th anniversary he looked at her over a coffee cup and said “You’ve been married to me half your life, now.”
and she grinned up at him and said
“yes. the best half of my life.”