Friday, June 21, 2013

Old enough to drive

16 years marks a major milestone in contemporary American culture. It marks the requisite age for obtaining a drivers license (or at least a permit). It signifies freedom; the permission to cram as many friends as possible into a vehicle with a full tank of gas and your favorite tunes on the radio, and the truth that the journey really is the destination.

16 years ago today, my wife stood in front of God and everyone and bound her life to mine. I still can't believe she said yes all those years ago, but I'm so grateful and blessed that she did.

Our journey has really only just begun, and I'm so glad that she is taking it with me.

16 years, 4 kids, and still counting.
(the years, not the kids)

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)


  1. Congrats on 16 years and thanks for showing that it can be done. My wife and I aren't far behind; we will celebrate 11 years in October.

    Nice to have examples of long lasting marriages visible. I hope you two are the better side of a favorite phrase of mine; "Most couples deserve each other".

  2. Congrats! And hoping for many more for y'all!!! :-)