In only 3 days time, my best friend and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary!
I think reaching this milestone deserves some public recognition, as I am not always the easiest person to live with for sure!
My hubby, Richard and I met when I was in my 21st year.
I was still attending the University of Pretoria and in my 3rd year of my B Com studies.
It should’ve been my final year, but I failed a few subjects in my first year and had to repeat them in my 2nd year.
So, it extended my studies by 1 year.
We met at the church where Rich was the junior pastor -and to be honest, I wasn’t interested in him at first.
However, his side of the story is different and he says he noticed me long before I noticed him!
Long story short…I eventually found myself falling in love with this gentle spirited man.
A man of God who has become my dearest best friend.
My beloved soul mate that has seen the best and worst of me.
Richard has been my supporter of all my dreams – he is the reason I haven’t given up on many occasions.
On this our 30th wedding anniversary – I want to give God the glory
So many times you hear couples say “you’re not the person I married.”
And you know what?
That’s a very true statement and I am SO GLAD that I am not the same Bernie that I was 30 years ago.
I can’t say that I would still want to be her!
And I want to give God all the glory for that.
He has changed me so much over the past 3 decades and I am more like Him today than what I was then.
And that’s a good thing. It’s a FANTASTIC thing!
God has used so many people -but he has mostly used Richard to do this refining work in me.
So, what are the top 5 highlights at this 30th wedding anniversary occasion?
- We are still married!
- We have 2 amazing sons who are such a joy to us both -we are so proud of the men they’re becoming
- We have 2 daughters-in-law now, which is super cool after only having sons and we love them as our own
- We have 3 grandchildren -whom we love to the moon and back
- I love Richard more now than I did 30 years ago
Happy 30th wedding anniversary my beloved Rich!
I love you very much -here’s to many more handmade cards from me!