Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2018 Year In Review - 30 year Accomphishment

We live in an instant, high speed, drive thru, pay for it later world.  We toss it out, up grade and up cylcle.  We follow trends - then post it, share it and forget it - moments on every social media site available.  It's a mixed up world we are living in - fake book, insta's all for appearances.  To make something "last" in sickness and health for richer or poorer for 30 years is an accomplishment.  

I've been in a working and loving relationship with Al, my soul mate.  The very and I mean very moment I saw Al, I knew I was going to marry him, God revealed it to me.  I can't explain it.  However, I have had 4 0r 5 of these moments thus far in my life where I knew or perceived some kind of destiny.  I came home and told my mom that I saw the man I was going to marry.   I was 19, NEVER been kissed, didn't know or understand the first thing about having a boyfriend, much less a husband.  However, I did know in an instant that he was meant for me.  Al, however, did not.  It was within a semester at NTC that I convinced him, that he was mine.  Thinking back on it, I can see how God had it all worked out, the steps it took for us to meet and become who we are today.  

We've remodeled 2 houses, a barn, built several outbuildings, quit jobs, lived unemployment, loss of loved ones, faced our child's cancer, raised 2 successful daughters, multiple critters, cleaned out dozens of estate homes, sifted through mountains of junk, ups and downs, financial hardship and blessings.  Of which I wouldn't change a moment of these 30 years that we faced all of this together.  We, no matter what, not only held on to each other tighter, but more importantly Jesus.  We did not let failure or success separate us from each other or Him.  No fake or sham, no instant success - it was commitment and hard work.  That is the blessing of accomplishment.  

My 2018 was celebrated in April with our 30th anniversary.  We drove down to the gulf shores and back up the Mississippi river picking and filling our van.  We had a blast!  So thankful for my man and what he does to me and for me!  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.    



  1. Happy Anniversary! My husband and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary in November.

  2. Happy Anniversary Jacky! God is always there when we need him. What a wonderful trip. Bob and I base our vacations around filling our van too. ;-) Janice

  3. Thankful for your wonderful marriage example!