Once apon a time, in a country far away, there were two young people with their whole lives ahead of them….

They met when they were 15 and 17 years old and from then onward looked for every opportunity to spend time together.

They grew in friendship and love and then decided to share the rest of their life together.

On May 27, 1984 those two young friends married.

That’s us – Robert & Lori – 25 years ago.

The last 25 years together have been no less than interesting. We’ve grown close as a couple – our values and dreams have become meshed, and our favorite activity together is to talk & plan for the future. Robert has been my greatest encourager, and I work to be his.

We’ve grown in our faith and served the Lord wherever we lived. We’ve had 2 children, homeschooled those children, and then watched them grow till they became adults. We’ve made friends, said goodbye to friends, and made new friends. We’ve moved to another country, experienced big city life with a pool, and rural life with horses in the back pasture. Through it all we rejoice over how the Lord blessed us (even in the not-so-nice times).

I wonder what the next 25 years will bring?