Forty-Eight Years

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In 1967 a loaf of bread cost $.22, a gallon of gas $.28, a car $2,420, a stamp $.05, a house $24,600, and minimum wage was $1.40 an hour. “Bonnie and Clyde” was at the movies and “Spider Man” was on TV. The first heart transplant took place at a hospital.

My heart transplant took place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Middletown, PA. I gave it to this man I’ve lived with and loved for the last forty-eight years.

We’ve had ups and downs, plenty of money and not any, no children and children in abundance, a huge home and a tiny apartment, sickness and health, and still after all of this he loves me and I love him.

It’s been a whirlwind and the time – the time has just flown past! We’ve been blessed with an incredible family and friends. I’m thankful every day for their input into our lives. God has guided us from the very beginning, even when we didn’t give Him credit for doing the guiding.

If you’re at forty-eight hours into your marriage, or forty-eight days, weeks, or months, keep going! Stick like glue to the spouse God’s given you and work like crazy to make your marriage last.

It’s worth the effort!

And then, give God the glory!

“What God has joined together, let not man put asunder.” Mark 10:9

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