24 Years and Counting….

Lloyd Wedding Photographs-1Twenty-four  years ago today David and I got married. We shocked friends and family when we eloped.  After all these years we not only still love each other but we still like each other. We have stood by our wedding vows and loved each other through richness, poorness, sickness, health, good times and bad. We have stuck together through it all and have built a wonderful life together.

I can not imagine my life without David. I am completely madly in love with David. He gets me and I get him. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, that loves me no matter what. When we said “I do,” we knew marriage would not be easy and we knew that we would both have to work hard to stay happy and remain in love. I am glad that we have made it this far and I look forward to spending the next 24 years with him.

People ask how we have stayed together and I tell them- “Divorce is not an option.”  Neither of us believe in divorce for any reason other than those set forth in the Bible. Prior to getting married we talked about divorce and we entered into this marriage knowing that it was “forever.” We said our wedding vows believing that we were promising God that we would be together “until death do us part.”  I was only 18 at the time, but secure enough in my love for David and faith in God to know that we belonged together. Our lives have not always been easy. Most people do not know the struggles we have had, since we are private people. During our marriage we have endured some issues that have torn other couples apart. We know people that have divorced due to financial issues, fertility issues, depression, miscarriage and long-term health issues.  We have faced all of these issues but have been able to come through them together with the help of God.

How do we stay together? We choose to stay together, be together and have a life and family together. We choose to love each other. It’s simply that easy. We make the choice each and everyday to remain together.

**Photo taken May 8, 1991— Our Wedding Photo.



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