It’s raining. And it has been for three years.
It started here, with bright-eyed innocence and lofty expectations and deepest dreams. Ignorance was bliss.
It rained harder.
But, the celebration went on.
We lived. We loved. We cried. We fought. We dreamed. We died.
Relationship struggles…with other people, in our church, with family, with each other, with God.
A life-threatening accident and tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Burnt-out feelings of discouragement. Giving, giving, giving. The feelings of never being enough.
The rain so unrelenting.
Love that pushes through. Joy unspeakable and full of glory. Living the miracle of husband-wife love that never gives up.
What do you do when it rains for three years?
For better or worse, we celebrate.
The best is yet to be.
The last three years have been the best of my life.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY…to US…Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Shafer…August 8, 2009.