A REALLY Good Thing

bride and groom“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22)

My wife and I met in high school. Barbara and I sat next to each other in study hall. She was a freshman, and I was a much more mature sophomore. Or not. Well, I was a sophomore, but certainly not mature. In fact, it was before I knew the Lord. Pre-Christian.  B.C.  I was messed up.

So, I thought this pretty young thing who sat next to me in study hall was hot. Beautiful eyes. A coy, innocent smile. She laughed at my jokes. I was smitten.

She, on the other hand, had had a relationship with Jesus as far back as she could remember. Consequently, she wasn’t the least bit interested in me from a romantic perspective. Which, in hind sight, was a good move on her part. Actually, a really good move.

Later that year, I came into a saving relationship with Christ. He radically—in so many tangible ways—transformed my life. So, near the beginning of my junior year in high school, I asked Barb out. We began to date, and she decided I was okay. We married a year after she graduated from high school.

This summer we will celebrate 35 years of marriage. I think it just might work out.

I am more in love with her now than when we first married. She is amazing. God has done a rich and deep work in her life in so many ways—and in mine through her—, and I’m so glad she consented to marry me.

I definitely found a really good thing.

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4 Responses to A REALLY Good Thing

  1. Mark L. says:

    that’s awesome–blessings on you high school sweethearts!

  2. Rom Pegram says:

    Happy Anniversary early, Tom… and congrats! Jane and I will celebrate our 35th this summer as well… God is so good…

  3. Christine says:

    Two great love stories for the price of one! I just love great love stories.

  4. Ron Ferlito says:

    Congratulations on 35 years of marriage!

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