I said, "I do" to a very special man 24 years ago today.
And he said, "I do" to me, too.
These vows were made in the presence of God and our family and friends in the Holy Catholic Church.
Did we recognize the value of making those vows in the Church back then?
Not really -- and that made the first couple of years of marriage more challenging probably than they should have been. But, we were learning and responding the entire time.
It was Lyle who made the effort to be a strong Catholic at first. And after we had kids, both of us began to recognize the need for a faith life that was more than just obligatory.
It's been 24 years on this journey with my best friend. And just as we started we continue, with Lyle leading the way, encouraging and supporting. He is the voice of reason, the man with the story, the husband that every woman would hope for -- a steady port in the storm, always faithful and secure.
Thank You, Lord for choosing him for me. I am blessed.
Happy Anniversary, Darlin'! Here's to many, many more!