I have to admit, not many years ago 47 years sounded like a long time to be married. Last week as we celebrated that milestone in our marriage we were blessed to travel to Crystal Mountain and enjoy lunch at the highest restaurant in Washington state (7000 feet) with an amazing view of Mt. Rainier. What a great place to take in the beauty of God's overwhelming creation. The view from the point pictured here was spectacular a full 360 degrees. The God who spoke all of these mountains, trees, rivers, wildlife, and flowers into existence is also the One who has caused 47 years to seem but a short time for us. He has blessed us with harmony, peace, and joy--and that makes time fly. This isn't to say that there haven't been difficult times, but, God has always been with us through those times and given us stability, sacrificial love for each other, and a strong sense of being a team. I'm very thankful to God for giving me a godly, loving, patient, and wise husband. Now we are happily beginning our 48th year.