Today, Dan and I are celebrating our 46th anniversary. It is hard to believe that it has been that long. We are very thankful for all the blessings the Lord has bestowed on us over the years. Are we perfect, no, but we love each other and have made a commitment to “hang in there” through good times or bad, ups or downs. The Bible tells us:
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18 KJV)
We have become a good team over the years. Even now as we go birdwatching. I love to do the birdwatching and he likes to take the photos. And that is only one of the ways we blend our personalities into one “togetherness.” Most important of all, we together and individually have “togetherness” with our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Since this blog is about birdwatching, what can we learn from them about staying together. We find throughout the birding world and other critters, that many of the mates stick together for life.
But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you; (Job 12:7 NKJV)
Here are some of the monogamous (mate for life) birds that have been mentioned in our articles:
Birds of the Bible – Dove and Turtle-Dove
Eagles and The Atmosphere of Grace
Ian’s Bird of the Week
These are just a few I picked out, there are plenty more that mention mating for life.
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!! You two are definitely an anomaly in the present society! I’ll just bet God’s smiling at you two with great pride!
This is sooo weird. Today I was remembering when I lived in Arkansas (not by choice), sitting by a lake with a bird refuge island for ducks. I remember the Papa Duck pacing and pacing on the shore, waiting for Mama Duck to call and say, “OK, I’m done. Take me out to dinner!” It was such a beautiful scene I will never forget it. He swooped to the island the moment he heard her call. I mean he was “Johnny on the spot” and off they went together LIKE THEY BELONGED TOGETHER. Such beauty!
Happy Anniversary! and thanks for sharing about your relationship! It’s inspiring to see couples that are still happy when all the news in the world is about divorce and unhappiness. You know I read a great book that helped me evaluate my relationship with my man and rediscover the prince that I married. There’s even a cool, easy contest that goes with it, you should check it out so you can win a vacation with your man! http://www.toadtoprince.com.