Today, they're in Heaven. I have few words today, but I just want to commemorate their faithfulness, honor their marriage and lives, and thank them for the example they set for me. I am waiting for this kind of love and I am inspired by their faithfulness to one another and God - through thick and thin.
They kept their vows. They remained true to their promises. And that is a beautiful thing. Something they taught me begins even before marriage. I will always remember sitting by my great-grandma's rocker one November day. I was 13, and just recently chose to commit my love story to God. I slipped on my True Love Waits purity ring and made the commitment to save sex for marriage. I remember she took my hand, looking at the ring and she smiled and said, "You know, I didn't have a ring, but we had the same commitment."
Their marriage made an impact on me and I am so thankful for their example. Faithfulness in romance is so beautiful and so mocked in our culture. And I believe we need to often remind ourselves of it's value.
Soon, I'm going to share with you all a special project I'm working on to encourage and honor faithfulness in romance. Until then, I hope you're inspired as I am by this little love story.
Happy Anniversary, Gomie and Gompie (this was our pet name for them :)
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