Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me. Ruth 1:16b-17
Those verses were read at our wedding. In the book of Ruth, those verses don't even pertain to marriage -- they pertain to Ruth and Naomi (a woman and her daughter-in-law). But, I've always liked those verses. In college, I was in a women's Bible Study where we studied the books of Ruth and Esther. It was at that time where I decided those verses would be read at my wedding. Of course, that was long before I met Marc. So, when I told Marc I wanted those read at our wedding, I was very pleased he didn't object :)
BUT, this blog post isn't directly about our marriage. It's about our parents' marriages.
Here is a photo of Marc's parents -- it's actually about 10 years old, but they don't look too different now.
And, here is a photo of my parents. It's several years old, but again, they don't look too different now.
Back on February 18, Marc's parents celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary (they were married in 1962). Tomorrow (March 25), my parents will celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary (they were married in 1972).
Marriage, and the sanctity of it, has definitely come under attack in this nation. It's way too easy to get married, and it's definitely way too easy to get divorced. Marc and I strongly believe in keeping God at the very center of our marriage. We realize that it will not always be easy, but we also know that we both have made the marriage commitment for life.
We are so very thankful that both of our parents have remained married. We're happy to be able to wish them Happy Anniversary each and every year.
So, the main purpose of this post is to wish both of our parents "Happy Anniverary!"
**Note: In three years, we'll be most likely, Lord willing, throwing two different anniversary parties -- one in February (Marc's parents' 50th) and one in March (my parents' 40th). If you have any good suggestions, please let us know.
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