Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Annivesary, Arlen!

Twelve years ago we started our journey. I was still a little shell-shocked from losing Jim, and you were perhaps a bit incredulous that you decided to get married after being a bachelor for 30-some years. It's been a journey filled with hopes and dreams, and a few hard times. It's been a wonderful trip, and I love you more now than I did on that day twelve years ago. I pray that we have many, many more miles to go together! Love you, Sweetie!

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self–seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part,but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13, The Holy Bible, NIV


LauraLee Shaw said...

This is beautiful. Happy anniversary, Dee and Arlen!

Laury said...

Awww, how sweet. Happy anniversary to you both! You really are a wonderful couple. I am so glad I got to know you this past summer!

Josh said...

What a blessing! So happy for both of you! I pray that God gives you many many more anniversaries. I loved the photo.

By the way, I tagged you for this cool meme. Well I think it's cool anyways, because I have self-esteem issues, and so it's like therapy for me. You have to list three things that you like about yourself. You can check out my post here:

Glad to be back and reading people's blogs again. Blessings, Dee. :)

Joanne Sher said...

Amen. Lovely.