Sunday, December 4, 2011

20th Anniversary

     After a couple of years being a widow I prayed about my future.  I told God that if He wanted me to remarry that was fine and if He didn't that was fine too.  But...if He wanted me to remarry I would like a man who likes to fish, play golf and didn't have children.  Of course he had to be a Christian. 
     Now I know God can part the Red Sea but to bring me a husband without children in his 30's or 40's in a town our size was really going to be a miracle!  I prayed for no children because I wanted my own.
     It was probably 6 weeks later when a mutual friend set us up on a blind date. When I opened the door for the date I thought, "I'm in trouble now!  Here is my answer to prayer!"  I just didn't think it would be that quick!!
     We met in July.  He proposed in October!  I was trying to sell my house so we decided to wait until it sold within a reasonable time before we marry.  Ten days later the house sold!  I had to be out in 30 days!  So on Dec. 4th, a Wednesday night, after church we married.  The church was decorated for Christmas and those at church that evening could join us.
     I wanted to share this because we almost didn't see 20 years.  Earlier this year Randall had a heart attack in the middle of the night.  He had stopped breathing for 20 minutes before EMS could get a pulse.  Thankfully God had another miracle for us.  Randall is alive and well to celebrate another anniversary!
     God is still in the miracle business....just ask me!


  1. Happy Anniversary my sweet friend! Congrats on 20 years!

  2. Amen! And what a beautiful story of hope and miracles!

  3. Good testimony, dear friend. I remember your wedding and the days leading up to it - for one, your shower! We gave you a pretty hard time! Also, Jan and I teased you pretty good while you were trying to get ready. Beautiful wedding.
    I love you both!

  4. Happy Anniversary!!! Always good to hear about the miracles God has given to each of us, so glad he chose to give you two more time together :)

    Thanks for the heads up on the ODBD winnings, I don't know how but I missed it.

  5. What a wonderful story Linda! God works in ways we can't even begin to imagine. :-) Happy Anniversary and may you celebrate many many more!
    Thank you so much for becoming a follower and entering my candy giveaway. I hope you can find something to inspire you or even just make you smile on my blog. Be blessed!

  6. God is amazing! Happy Anniversary to you both. What a wonderful testimony. Thank you for sharing this.

  7. What a beautiful story and I thank you for sharing it, even if it did choke me up a little bit. I hope God grants you and Randall another 20 or more years.


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