better half.

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.

(John’s senior photo 1988)

(my senior photo 1989)

(John’s prom 1989)

And she said yes.

So that on June 16, 1990 everything changed.

She was still goofy. He was still quiet. and they still fell in and out of love a few times.

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.”

About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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8 Responses to better half.

  1. kippi says:

    You brought tears to my eyes. Good ones though. Praise God! Looking forward to being with you soon. Kippi

  2. Anne says:

    I don’t know whether to be sentimental or funny. I guess I’ll leave both comments! First off, John, on your senior photo…Rick Springfield called and wants his look back. = ) heh, heh (I’ll email you a great picture of Rick to compare!)Secondly, I loved the part about asking forgiveness and praying when confused or in need of something. So true. Lastly, that’s a very sweet picture of your blessings. Still looks like them, even if they’ve grown a little bit. =) Congrats on so many years together!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Every anniversary I think how many people lost money because they thought we would never make it. I just smile. Brenda I meant what I said. You are my compass always there to help me find a way. I could have never picked a better life companion.Love John

  4. Rebeca says:

    You are blessed indeed! Many more happy years together! Rebeca

  5. Anonymous says:

    And you both have blessed us many times over !!! We are so proud of you.Love, Dad and Claudia

  6. Brian says:

    You guys are awesome and truly an inspiration to everyone who knows you. Happy anniversary!

  7. tamara says:

    I love this blog…and that is exactly the way I still see those handsome boys of yours!

  8. Beth says:

    I enjoyed reading this about you and your hubby! I found you on Darcy’s website. You had a great concept for your blog. I like it! We just celebrated our anniversary too!

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