Today Alice and I celebrate 20 years of marriage. I'm amazed it has gone so quickly. God has blessed us immeasurably through these two decades, and we praise Him for it.
Marriage as God planned it is a gift of His grace to draw us closer to Him. As we live intimately with another person, we learn what it is to give of ourselves completely in a meaningful way. I'm sure that many unmarried people have learned this in other ways, but for me, I needed marriage to learn what service is. Frankly, over the years with my wife I've probably been served more than I have done the serving.
Alice is truly a wonderful wife. She sacrifices every day for this family. She has followed me over the years from New York to Georgia to North Carolina to India and back to Georgia. Alice is a terrific mother who educates our children in an exceptional manner.
I have been blessed to be married to Alice for twenty years and am already looking forward to the next twenty. Marriage is a sweet gift from God.
I'm reminded of Proverbs 31:10, "An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels."