43 Love-Kissed Years

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From the hippies to the colonels,
From the Midwest to the Pacific Islands,
From the East Coast to the West Coast,
From Italy to California,

From military life to academic life,
From sickness to health,
From travelers to tour guides,
From side-by-side to hand-in-hand.
Forty-three years tasting life.

From traipsing across the globe to home,
From him as student to her as student,
From his career to both careers,
From his study abroad to our study abroad,
Forty-three years living for each other.

Forty-three years laughing.

Forty-three years dancing.

Forty-three years adventuring.

Forty-three years uniting.

Forty-three years kissing love.

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.
Song of Solomon 6:3

My prayer for you

Father, draw us near to You. Heal marriages. Heal relationships. Bring us into a deeper intimacy with each other and with You. Thank You for the gift of marriage. Bless marriages and show us You in our marriages. We love You, Lord.

42 Years Hand in Hand

Photo by Victor Delgado
Photo by Victor Delgado

42 Love Words

42 Years of Love

Hug, Kiss, Caress, Embrace, Respect, Adore, Trust, Endure, Bless, Cherish, Treasure, Tender, Gentle, Kind, Generous, Patient, Meek, Strong, Unwavering, Charming, Ravishing, Captivating, Passionate, Partner, Leader, Caregiver, Keeper, Protector, Friend, Lover, Sojourner, Amore, Amour, Lieben, 愛, αγάπη agápi̱, Husband, Dear, Sweetheart, Darling, Beloved

Keith,

The depth of my love for you is beyond description. Your love enfolds me and fills me with heavenly delight. I love you so.

My prayer for marriages:

Father, You designed marriage as a special gift to the crown of Your creation. Thank you for this blessed gift. I pray for all the husbands and wives who are Your children. Bless their love, intensify their love, and unify their relationship with You and each other, so that nothing can separate them from each other and from You. What a holy union You have created! All to the Glory of God.