Birthday Wishes to My Beloved

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You have lived a life of service and adventure, and

I have been privileged to partake with you.

From celebrity to strange lands and strange people to tasting delights and hearing musical wonders,

you have led me around the world in one

short adventure after another.

Yet, the most cherished moments are in your arms hearing soft whispers of endearment.

I love you dearly.

Thank you for who you are.

May your birthday be filled with beauty, joy, peace,

and great love.

May you relish the kisses of my mouth and

the embrace of my love.

Happy birthday, my Beloved!

Your Beloved

45 Years of Renewal

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Fifteen years ago, we renewed our marriage vows in the Garden Tomb in Israel. In those short 15 years, we’ve experienced more intense trials, challenges,
and adventures than we could have ever imagined.

And in those 15 years, our love has intensified beyond measure.
God has blessed me with a man who  loves deeply, passionately,
sweetly, and reverently.
From 1971 to the present 45 years later, we’ve lived for each other,
served each other, and loved each other.
Thank you for a glorious 45 years. “I love you” just doesn’t seem adequate.
I am my Beloved’s, and my Beloved Keith is mine.
I love you, cherish you, adore you.

Your Beloved

Love is … 44 years of marriage

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Love is patient and kind; … Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. … So now, faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13

Throughout these 44 years, you have been patient and kind. You have born my sickness and pain, believing that God was in control, hoping for healing. Your love endured, and others watched in awe.
You have been a living testimony that:

Many waters cannot quench love,
Neither can floods drown it. Song of Songs 8:7

I am yours, and you are mine, my Beloved.

You are my love.

My prayer:

Thank you, Father, for the gift of marriage. How we love each other … How we love YOU! He is my beloved, Father, just as the church is Jesus’ beloved. Thank you for this wonderful shadow of the depth and intimacy of Your love for Your people. I look forward to the deepening of this love in the years to come.