The bride was 15 years-old and her husband-to-be was 17 years old. Not a very smart couple of kids, fooling around, playing house, and now she is 3 months pregnant and her family is watching their hopes and dreams for her walk down the aisle with “that boy”. Well, we were two pretty mixed up teens, looking for love in all the wrong places. Their lives were full of opportunity that could have taken them in a much different direction, but this was their choice. Be responsible now. We weren’t before we got pregnant, and that wasn’t the babies fault. Poor child. Going to be raised by a couple of crazy kids! It won’t last.
BUT IT DID! Now married over 40 years, I’d call this true life story a miracle, since most which start like they did have not survived. Jesus Christ rescued these teens. Jack and Stephanie Wolfe were those crazy kids, and here we are today, in love, 40 years later, because of a partnership with God and each other. Still crazy kids, still in love.
Anniversaries always trump birthdays in my book! Sure, I am so glad Jack was born, and I love to celebrate him. And of course, I am glad my mom didn't quit after 6 kids, though my siblings might disagree! But the best part of my life is the day we kids said I DO, even though we had no idea what that meant. We learned a lot of things the hard way, but we have learned them together.
Jack’s leadership has taught me to trust, his faith has shown me that the power to believe is stronger than doubt or fear, and his love has given me wings to soar. I'm grateful our sons, Jeremy and Chad, have paid close attention to you over the years and love their wives, Shana and Annie in the same way he modeled the love for his wife, their mother. I appreciate this blog today so that I can tell the world how much I love Him. He is my husband, my best friend, my nurse, my chef, my business partner, my foodie, my lover, my life.
What a wonderful 40th Anniversary day we shared on March 23, 2014. Our boys and their families bought us a digital photo frame with 40 photos uploaded of all of us and a card that read "40 Reasons We Are Glad You Are Together". The boys talked of memories, their wives spoke appreciation for us, he our granddaughters giggled their way through the afternoon, Caleb our precious 13 year old grandson was loving on us. All of them reminded us of what a “I Do” meant to us, those 40 years ago. So on we go to the 50th!
Jesus redeemed our lives when we reached up to Him, and He will do the same for you. Reach up to Him and over to your spouse today so that your family can experience the miracles that we have. If you need help, maybe sharing our whole story with you will be what you need to live happily ever after. http://www.innerbeauties.com/inc/sdetail/187/257 Sign up for our Marvelous Marriage Marathon or invite us to your church to hold one for you and couples like you!