Wednesday, July 4, 2012

For Our 13th Anniversary

Thirteen years ago we wrote vows for our wedding on the 4th of July.  I thought we had "it" all together. Surely, we knew everything we needed to know.

Ha, ha!  We learned a lot in the first decade of marriage.  Ten Years later, we had a renewal ceremony, with new vows.

I admit, I am still learning to be a Biblical Bride.  I find falling into my old habits and thoughts, not learned from the Bible, or the truly wonderful examples in my own family. For our Thirteenth Anniversary, I have some new vows for my husband.

Thomas, I vow to be sober, to love you, to love our children, to be discreet, chaste, a keeper at home, good, obedient to you, so that the word of God be not blasphemed (from Titus 2:3-5).

Now, Hubby, I have to warn you, I am still human and I may slip up sometimes, but we have an awesome God who is working on me.  I want our marriage to be an example of a Heavenly marriage.  Something that our children, and Lord willing, our grandchildren can learn from.

I love you!  Happy 13th Anniversary!