Anniversary

Loving you means I’m happy. It means I’m with the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.   

Loving you means I am loved by the person I care most about. It means I’m satisfied and excited about life. It means I feel complete.   

I hope you’re as happy as I am on our anniversary, for loving you means everything to me.   

Those are the words on the small laminated card I gave to my hubby today on our 16th wedding anniversary. You know when I gave it to him tonight I do believe I saw a small tear appear…not that he will ever admit to that of course.   

We’ve had some tough times over the last few years with various family things as well as some health issues, but there’s no doubting our love has grown in strength over the last 16 year. It’s maybe because of the times we’ve been through in the last while that prompted me to give him this card, as neither of us as particularly prone to great sentimentality when it comes to gifts etc. But given the response I got, I think he realised I really did put a lot of thought into this and that I really do mean what the card said.   

We had hoped to get the music for the Gerry Rafferty song The Light of Love for our wedding so one of our friends could sing it, however we were unable to source it in time. So today, I’d like to share this song with you, I hope you enjoy it:   

   

 Today I’ve thought about my life with hubby over the last 16 years, but also my Christian relationship with God. So how does my Christian relation with God measure up now compared to 16 years ago? 

Well for many years my relationship with God, just trundled along at the same pace, never particularly up or down. then when faced with a series of difficult situation over a period of time, my faith hit an all time low, and if I’m honest I truly questioned whether God really did exist and indeed whether He really did care about me. But unsurprisingly, God stayed with me throughout that time, he sent various “angels” to me to help me through and eventually when I acknowledged God had done all this for me and had indeed been surrounding me with His love and guidance during all of this, my faith was no only restored in the existence of God, but in fact was stronger than ever. Nothing has changed on that front, I still consider my relationship with God to be stronger now than ever before.   

It is true what you hear folk saying, it’s the tough times in our lives that make us stronger and make our faith stronger.   

Today, please have a think back over your life and consider how your relationship with God compares now with what it was 16 years ago. If you find your faith has waned over the year, maybe it’s time to renew your relationship with God today. Go for it, your life will be all the richer for doing so.

The Light of Love by Gerry Rafferty   

Love comes with a new expression
And the sentimental moon shines in our eyes
Love grows with each new impression
Like an elemental tune that never dies.
   

 But all too soon arrives the dawning
And I awaken to the light of love
The kind of love I want to share with you everyday
We make a promise on this night of love
Let’s say a prayer that it might all come true.
   

 Love comes like a revelation
And it changes everything that we can see
Love comes with new inspiration
And it show us everything that we can be.
   

 But all too soon arrives the dawning
And I awaken to the light of love
The kind of love I want to share with you everyday
We make a promise on this night of love
Let’s say a prayer that it might all come true.
   

 How many times have you been lost
And even now you count the cost
Of saying all those last goodbyes
Something’s come alive on this new morning
You’re looking at one more day.
   

 Love comes with a new expression
And the sentimental moon shines in our eyes
Love grows with each new impression
Like an elemental tune that never dies.
   

 But all too soon arrives the dawning
And I awaken to the light of love
The kind of love I want to share with you everyday
We’ll make a promise on this night of love
Let’s say a prayer that it might all come true … everyday.

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