Growing Old Together
O Lord you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things.
I see in Tom and Ellie, in their seventies or eighties frail creatures physically but strong in love, how they walk together as a unit from slot machine to slot machine. Their favorite is the “wheel of fortune” penny machine. Yes I said penny as in 1 cent. They giggle and cheer each other on. They will play and when their winnings exceed their investment (this almost always happens its amazing) they will cash out stick the ticket in their pocket AND THEN put another $10.00 in the machine. And do it again, and again. Finally they get up cash in their tickets pocket the cash have lunch and THEN do it again. Walking from machine to machine arm in arm you would think they were dating. What a great example of persevering as they will celebrate 60 years of marriage this year. Have they had issues of course, do Bev and I have issues of course. There is no magic dust for longevity of a marriage. And no slot machines are not a tool for marriage longevity. Time is the only measurement for marriage longevity. Invest the time now daily to reap the rewards of longevity.
What is your plan for marriage longevity?