Lois took some beautiful pictures of Sue Lodico. Sue is a missionary who is leaving for South Africa on Valentine’s Day. The pictures turned out great. She tried to give Lois money but Lois wanted the pictures to be a gift. They had a friendly argument and then, like good friends do, they arrived at a compromise.
Lois gave Sue the pictures. Sue gave Lois a gift certificate to a neat little restaurant in don’t-blink-or-you-will-miss-it, Waltz, Michigan. It’s been unseasonably not-so-unbearably-cold lately. We had a nice drive out to Waltz on dry roads. We ate and we talked and we took our time and enjoyed our thoughtful gift from Sue the South African Missionary.
Lois and I enjoyed spending some unhurried time together. We’ve been together for over 33 years now.
Earlier this evening I visited the funeral home. A young mother had lost a two-year battle with cancer leaving behind her husband and two little boys. I gave the young man a New Testament and encouraged him to seek God in his sorrow.
After dinner I walked my little wife to the car. We turned up the heat and took the long way home. It was a nice evening. It’s good to have a life full of people to love. It’s good to be alive.
The old wedding vows say that marriage is designed to divine all of life’s sorrows and multiplies all of it’s joys.
February 3, 2012