Readings: Psalm 146: 5-10; 2 Peter 3:11-18; Luke 3:1-18
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.
Here I am forty-five years ago at 11:00am, waiting in the narthex of Christ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, for the organist to begin playing the prelude. It was “Edelweiss”- a surprise request by Carl, because we had danced a waltz to this lovely song once before. It brought a smile to my face, as there was so much joy to behold that morning.
Forty-five years of marriage is quite an accomplishment I have heard from others. “Wow!! 45 years” they say. With the number of divorces these days, I guess 45 years is a major milestone, yet not without the challenges over the years. Through my eyes, I have been truly blessed. Carl and I have been blessed with three amazing children and two beautiful grandchildren.
How can I let God know how thankful I am to be blessed with these wonderful gifts?
Each and every day possible I wish to show my gratitude in prayer and in my daily actions, especially with the young children I may meet, somehow letting them know how much they are loved.
Offered by Robin Nielsen, child of God.