Fifteen Years Ago

"Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame."
Song of Solomon 8:6


I wanted to tell you today that I would marry you all over again if we could go back in time fifteen years ago to June 19, 1993. I did not know then what a gift God was blessing me with in you. You are my best friend, my confidante, and the person I want to hang out with more than anyone else. Your love has given me courage to believe that the Lord has a plan for my life. It has changed me profoundly. I have woken up before you (an occurrence that doesn't happen very often) in the early morning hours when the sun's light was just beginning to chase away the dark and have thanked God that I get to be your wife. It is my greatest privilege.

I love that we can finish each other's sentences, that we adore our children, and that we are passionately pursuing Jesus in our lives. The depth of your love for Him makes me feel safe as nothing else can. I don't know what is ahead for us, but I do know that I am a blessed woman to be loved by such a great man. You have made my life sweet. For however long we are partners in life, I will love you with all of my heart. Happy fifteenth anniversary, my wonderful man!

Your Oondah