Mark the Day/Happy New Year!

Today is my wedding day! Thirty-two years ago I married a very remarkable man, and I knew at the time I was in for quite a ride. In fact, I remember telling Douglas when we were engaged, something like, “I don’t know where you are going. All I know is I want to go too.”

In the three decades of our marriage, our lives have had some ups and downs, but our marriage never has. If there is one predominant characteristic I had to identify in my husband, it would be steadfastness. He is loyal, he is steady, he is dependable, rock solid; a man of his word, and a man of the Word. That’s what I saw at the beginning, and that’s why I said yes.

When I reflect on my gracious pastor, husband, and friend, I am still amazed at God’s kindness to me. And I still feel the same way about him as I did then: Wait up! I’m coming too!

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13 thoughts on “Mark the Day/Happy New Year!

  1. 30 years?!?! Hearty congratulations to you both! I liked that you said “Wait up! I’m coming too!” That is how I feel with my husband too. It is hard to keep up but you gotta keep trying! πŸ™‚ Happy Anniversary and may the Lord bless you with many many more! Rebecca

  2. I think you weren’t the only one who married a remarkable person. The whole DougandNancy package deal started with remarkable parts and became an even more remarkable sum of them. The Lord blessed a whole lot of people 32 years ago today…it just took most of us a couple decades or more to start to notice. πŸ˜‰

  3. Happy 32! Wow. Thanks for your example and inspiration to those of us still looking forward to thirty years together. ONE has been wonderful–seeing marriages like yours reminds us that there’s still so much to look forward to! And thanks again for spending your LAST anniversary with us in Austin so we could have our first this year! Love, Beth

  4. Well…. Here I am tearing up again. May the Lord grant you both many more years for each other, for your family, and for all the other people you have blessed by your faithfulness to each other and to Him.

  5. Thanks for the many happy wishes. And Beth, congratulations on your first anniversary. And your brothers tells me you are just four days out from your due date! Now that’s something to look forward to! Many blessings on your labor and delivery!

  6. 1976 – a very good year! My husband and I will also celebrate our 32nd anniversary on Jan. 3rd. I’m often just overwhelmed with the mercies and mysteries of so great a love.
    Happy Anniversary (a day late).

  7. Happy Anniversary (albeit a bit late)! It’s always wonderful to hear of such a great marriage πŸ˜€

    And on a very small but practical note. . . you may want to adjust your “About Us” page to reflect the change. πŸ˜‰

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