Sunday, August 19, 2007

31st Anniversary

This week we celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary! It sounds like a long time, yet it feels like only days have passed. When I tell folks that we have been married for 31 years they always comment on how unusual that is these days and congratulate us. This is the photo that I carry in my wallet, what a beautiful bride! Oh, and by the way, I got a haircut for the wedding the day before.

We have been through so much in these last few years with our kids, and it seems like another lifetime when I try to recall when they were babies. The other day we were driving home from the grocery store with our granddaughter in the back seat and the local oldies radio station had a song on that I remember listening to when our birth children were little. Here we are 31 years latter listening to the same music, still together, still in love, and still with a little child in the back seat. I told my wife that I felt ageless.

Ageless... that is how I can sum up our relationship. We have weathered 31 years of life together, ups and downs, good and bad, but we have always been there for each other! When I first saw my future bride it was at church, I said to my self "I really need to meet her". It was on our third date that I asked her to marry me, of course she said yes. When we decided to get married we were only 19, but I said that I only want to get married once in my life and she was the one. On our wedding day we had only known each other for six months.

...Who said love at first sight couldn't last?

God said, "It's not good for the Man to be alone; I'll make him a helper, a companion." (Genesis 2:18)

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Deterrence - A Formula For Disaster

“I am the only person who ever looked at all twelve thousand five hundred of our targets. And when I got through I was horrified. Deterrence was a formula for disaster. We escaped disaster by the grace of God. If you ask one person who has lived in this arena his whole career, I have come to one conclusion. This has to end. This must stop. This must be our highest priority.”

- General George Lee Butler, United States Air Force (Retired), head of US Strategic Nuclear Forces 1991-1994

Peace, Love, and Light!
Kevin (Cloud)