Twenty-five years ago, almost to the day... Phil and I were married. It had just been my mom and I living together pretty much since I was fifteen-years-old. She was 62 and in bad health at the time of our wedding and it was a threatening situation for her. She didn't want to live alone and as I now approach 60, I can understand that. Also, she had had a terrible marriage and she feared I would as well. Remaining single seemed the safest and wisest thing to do, based on her personal experience.
|1989 - 2nd honeymoon.|
Maybe that is why Eureka Springs was the perfect place for us on our honeymoon. At Redbud Valley Resort, we were surrounded by hills, trees, water, and yes, a view of a crisp night sky that was unobstructed by mercury vapor lights. However, there were some wonderful (and well-lit) shops nearby built right into the side of the mountain and a Christmas shop that seemed built just for me!
Going back this weekend was a blessing. Not an unmitigated blessing because we were acutely aware of how time has passed, leaving our hip and knee joints slightly less limber than they once were! But a deep, abiding blessing, just to realize how far God has brought us over the past 25 years and how good He has been to us. Basically, he took two very self-willed and slightly ignorant people and somehow blended us into a couple who care deeply about each other and now, after all these years, can often even complete each other's thoughts, in a good way!
|Oct. 1997 -with Timothy|
|Oct. 2004 Eureka Springs -Berlin Wall|