My good friend’s parents have just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
You and I both know that is no small thing.
What they’ve been through together, I can not possibly imagine.
The happy, the sad… the fear, the pain…the patience… the trials and tribulations…
They’ve woken up, side be side each morning, and chosen to face every day, together. Not knowing what was in store.
The good, the bad AND the ugly. (And I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m so ugly I even scare MAH-SELF in the mirror.)
Deciding to take it on as one… even on days when, I’m sure, they would’ve rather stayed under the covers and pretended the other wasn’t there.
They’ve hurt each other, I’m certain of it.
Is there a human being alive who hasn’t, if even inadvertently, hurt the one they love?
And when that happened… each time that happened, they had to choose to forgive.
To choose each other over whatever life threw at them.
And it’s not like life ain’t got a WICKED curve ball.
I know it. You know it.
But after 50 years…FIFTY years, they’re still holding hands. Still saying I do, and still saying I will.
And while the greatest lesson I’ve learned so far in this life is that I don’t know very much at all, there is one thing that I’m quite certain of…
those two deserve one HECK of a celebratory cake.
Knaw I’m sayin’? 😉
Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Kessler.
Two lights still shining bright in this crazy, tumultuous world that sometimes seems so dark. Xx
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.”
1st Corinthians 13:4-8
I only pray that God gives me the strength to wake up each day, and choose love…. like the Kesslers do.
See how I made this cake, on Cakeheads.com!
Quick links to some of the tools I used…