“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Monday, August 27, 2012

And they twain shall be one flesh...

Happy 24th Anniversary
photography by Christopher Kaetzel

A Love Story.

They met on a church youth choir tour in 1985.
She was 17.
He was 19.
But she had a boyfriend.  
And he had a girlfriend.
So, they decided to be friends.
Good friends.
Really good friends.

They would write notes to each other.
Talk at length after church services.
And sit next to each other in church service.
Their dear friends Ray S. and Bill S. and Pastor Terry
provided plenty of encouragement.
A lot of encouragement.

Months passed.
Relationships changed.
New Year's Eve at Jim Always on the Dual Highway
with the church youth group.
And a first kiss.

Two years later at the top of South Mountain
there was dinner
and a ring
and a "yes!"

Soon to be followed 
by a bride walking down an aisle.
And a man waiting anxiously for her.
Making a vow
to God
before their family and friends.

But from the beginning of the creation God made them 
male and female.  
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, 
and cleave to his wife; 
And they twain shall be one flesh: 
so then they are no more twain,
but one flesh. 
What therefore God hath joined together, 
let not man put asunder.
Mark 10:6-9


elizabeth embracing life said...

And today they are still holding hands. Love you, elizabeth

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Beautiful story; I was right there with you on that mountain for that mountaintop moment! So glad for the love you and Anthony share. May God give you many more years together to love and to learn. You look good in love.