Monday, November 15, 2010

15 years

November 18, 1995, I spent the day running around repairing my vein that I cinged with the iron, buying a replacement gold wedding band that I lost on rehearsal night and replacing the wedding music I left in Ellensburg 100 miles away.
Fast forward 15 years later. After numerous moves, 3 children, many hospital visits, diagnosis, and blessings and heartaches too vast to count, we are still together.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Laundry and dishes, I know you've heard it before...

Neverending right? Now that I've been doing laundry and dishes for the last 5 or so months for 3 adults and 3 kids...Well, to look at it in a different light, my best friend from grade school posted this on her FB page, "is thankful for a dirty house, dirty dishes, & dirty laundry. These things mean I have a roof over my head, plenty to eat, and clothes to wear. It's a great reminder that there are so many others that are less fortunate. God provides for all my needs."
Whew! That made me think and have a more positive attitude when cleaning up around the house.