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20 something August 30, 2015

Filed under: Family,Random thoughts — blankenmom @ 11:46 pm
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Wedding photo

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“The days are long, but the years are short.”

Unknown

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20 years ago, these two 19 year old’s said “I do” in a court house, with their 6 month old son in tow.  He was about to ship off for the Air Force and she stayed home with their son, working a night job waitressing until he was out of training.  And that’s how their one life together began.

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When we looked at this picture on our anniversary date, we had to think back to what we thought then.  Newlywed parents, one year out of high school, who couldn’t even afford an actual wedding, or barely even the rings.  Things looked pretty grim and very few let us think otherwise.

Who would have thought 20 years later, through odd jobs, moves, various training, schooling, and craziness that can only happen to us, they would own their own dental office, raise three more boys, climb the ranks to LT., and still look at each other like each had hung the moon.

Growing up together.  Learning about life together.  Screwing up together.  Laughing and crying together.  Stressing and chilling together.  Couldn’t imagine any other way?  I know this man like the back of my hand, and still, he can surprise me.  And he’ll tell me things about myself that I never would have guessed.

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“Every love story is good, but I like ours the best.”

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I know some think 20 years isn’t that long, but when statistics, and strangers, told you constantly that you wouldn’t make it, 20 years is pretty amazing.  And no wonder, with that kind of encouragement, marriages, especially young couples, never last?  Knowing what we thought then about our future, and then think of the next 20, I can only imagine what God has in store for us together.

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When you get to your death bed, will you have wished you took a direct path, with little excitement, but a lot of safety and no one to distract you.  Or the long meandering way with lot’s of adventures, great people and someone to share the whole story with?

It will never be easy sailing, but then, what fun would that be?

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“So they are no longer two, but one flesh: Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Mathew 19:6

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Office photo

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