Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2: 23 - 24 32 years ago today, I married my wife.
It was exciting and nerve-wracking. Standing in front of the church peering up the center aisle, dozens of thoughts went through my mind, "Am I ready?" "Who is this person?" "What in the world are we doing!" She had to be thinking the same thing. Unknown to us was a path from Iowa to South Dakota where we found our first child. A move to Wisconsin where #2 was born and we spent the next 15 years. From there on to Indiana, where kids grew up and left the nest. There were a succession of good to better jobs interrupted by two intervals between jobs. A bunch of cars replacing the AMC Pacer we drove on our Kansas City honeymoon. We were so young, we didn't know what we didn't know. Ours is a journey with an abundance of blessings, even if we didn't have an abundance of riches. Our Lord knew our path to here and the path of our tomorrows. What a blessing to realize as we begin year 33.