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Reflections on Celebrating 35 Years of Marriage

Monday, May 20, 2024
 
 
Celebrating being married thirty-five years and find it as satisfying as steamy coffee in a favorite cup.The Bible says in Ephesians 5:22-23 “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.”
 
It takes a lot of patience, forgiveness on each other’s part and reminders of God’s grace to us to submit to each other. When this shows up in my husband he gets my greatest respect. In remembering this and our faith in God, is what helps us to be generous in giving God’s grace to each other. When this is reflected being married is wonderful. 
    
 
We drove to the hills of Ohio and wandered the backroads of Sugarcreek. We stopped for a fresh apple fritter at Millersburg Bakery.  My husband was also happy to be the one to get a strawberry rhubarb pie. 
    
We happened by just in time to see two little Amish boys heading to the one room school house.  They rode together on a wagon hitched up to a pony. The school house was about a mile and a half down the same road.
    
 
Many scenes of laundry hanging on clotheslines to dry. They display a simple lifestyle, but they work harder than they should have to work often seems to run through my mind. 
    
In John 2 The Bible talks about a wedding that happened in the village of Cana in Galilee. “Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and the disciples were also invited to the celebration.” The Bible says they ran out of wine, and Jesus turned the water into wine. Reminds me that Jesus gives generous gifts, even greater than deserved.
 
 
It was very fitting to see Amish buggys parked everywhere in town while we were there.  The popular parking spot was near a large white tent where a huge crowd gathered for a wedding. It was held on a Friday.
    
 
When we head to small towns in Holmes County, a favorite store is Lehman’s Hardware.  While there I came across “The Budget” newspaper and grabbed a copy.  This is how the Amish keep in touch across the country and the paper says, “50,000 Readers each week in Plain Communities across the Americas.”
    
While in Sugarcreek we enjoyed the musical “Ruth” being performed at The Ohio Star Theatre.  The story line was from The Bible.
Ruth 1:16 says, “But Ruth replied. Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go I will go; wherever you live, I will live.Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.”
 
 
My husband and I enjoyed the original music and worthwhile message of the show.We appreciate God's goodness in allowing us to be a couple and continue to find Him to be forever faithful.
 
 

Comments 3

Guest - Mary Jones on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 18:14

Good anniversary
Good celebration
Good effort
Good energy
Good enthusiasm
Good marriage
Good story

Good anniversary Good celebration Good effort Good energy Good enthusiasm Good marriage Good story
Guest - Mary Jones on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 18:14

Be faithful and obedient.
Love me another.

Be faithful and obedient. Love me another.
Guest - Mary Jones on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 18:16

Congratulations Larry and Lynn
Happy anniversary times 35.
What a beautiful love story.

Congratulations Larry and Lynn Happy anniversary times 35. What a beautiful love story.
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