Monday, August 8, 2011

25 years since we both said “I do”

Dear God,

I thank you for my marriage!
Thank you for giving me a great husband and friend
Thank you for the blessings of our children, Emanuel and Angelique.
Thank you for 25 years. of thick and thin.

My hubby and sweetheart!

It seems like yesterday when we both said "I do" and chose to love and live together as husband and wife.
In sickness and in wellness;
In pain and in happiness;
In sorrow and in joy.

My hubby and sweetheart!

To love, to cherish,
To help each other
And stay faithful
Until death parts us!

I remember our wedding verse from the book of Ruth
“Don’t beg me to leave you or to stop following you.
Where you go, I will go.
Where you live, I will live.
Your people will be my people,
and your God will be my God".

Said with great excitement and joy!
Still ringing in my ears like it was yesterday!

Little did we realize that
with marriage comes also
pain, cries, sorrow, frustrations, etc.
Little did we prepare for the ups and downs, the storms and the twists
That are all part and parcel of the marriage institution!

For 25 years dear hubby and sweetheart
we have been best friends
For 25 years. We have been lovers
For 25 years. We have lived together and worked together, yes worked together!
For 25 years. We have experimented life together with our children
Indeed for 25 years.  We have weathered the storms of life together! Phew!

BUT today,
The things I'm  grateful for far outweigh the things I’m not happy about.

If I could count my blessings and like the song writer said "and name them one by one" it will surprise you what our God has done in our marriage!

I can say without any doubt
That our Maker has been faithful in bringing us this far
We wouldn't have made it without his grace and mercy
So with great pleasure i say 'thank you Jehovah'

And yes Lord!
For the years to come, hopefully another 25 years, yes! Even more Lord!

With you on our side and in our boat,
We'd still be loving each other
We'd still be forgiving each other
We'd still be working together
We’d still be everything you have created us to be!

Loving you hubby and sweetheart
Till the very end.

Yinka Opadiya on our 25th wedding anniversary

No comments:

Post a Comment