And what an wonderful, adventuresome 10 years it has been.
Bev and I walked down the aisle May 16, 1998. I can guarantee that we had no idea that 10 years later we would be sitting in a house in Halifax waiting for the final year of my MDiv to begin.
As with any couple, there have been good times and some rougher times. But the good times are far more numerous and life giving than the bad times.
In the 10 years we have:
- moved 8 times
- had a something like around 10 jobs between the two of us
- had two beautiful children
- I graduated from my undergrad… 12 years after starting
- Bev started grad school, quit grad school, and has recently started again in a new field
- I have started, and nearly finished grad school
- had 3 cars
- rode the rollercoaster of high tech employment, from the top to very, very near the bottom
- we have both found God in a way we never knew Him
- which has lead us into a new vocation
- bringing us to today, people who do our best to live for God, continuing to fail doing so, but being loved all the same as God’s children, and enjoying the relationships we have made in the last 10 years with others who seek to do the same
God has really blessed us. I never, ever would have predicted that I would be in a pulpit 10 years ago. 10 years ago I was scared to death of public speaking, and now am very comfortable speaking very personally to hundreds of people, often all of them strangers as I find my way into various pulpits doing supply on occassion.
We don’t know what the next 10 years and beyond will bring, but are very excited to see what God has in store for us next.
What hasn’t changed is that I love this woman and look forward to spending the rest of our lives together, no matter what happens.