Monday, October 22, 2012

29 Wonderful Years... and Counting!

Mother and Daddy have given their children a truly beautiful picture
of how blessed and sweet the grace God can make a marriage.
October 22, 1983 was a very special day.  It was the day that the Rowen Albertson family was established before God, family, and many friends.  Today is the 29th anniversary of when my parents began their life together.  Of course the twenty-five year old groom and twenty-two year old bride could not have imagined all that would transpire through these years.  But as they have experienced each joy and sorrow, rest or worry, blessing or testing, friend and foe, they have drawn on the grace of God: they have gone in His power, His strength, His will, His love.  They have been a conduit of God’s presence, of His love.  They have shared His light to those in despair.  They have given of their time, energy, money, home, resources, talents, to many who needed a friend, a lift, an encourager, a word of wisdom, or life changing salvation through Christ.  Mother and Daddy have poured their lives out for us, their children, giving and giving and giving again so that we can be ready to be and do what God wants for us.  They have shown us through example and purposely taught us to be prudent, to have balance in our lives, how to use money wisely, to get out of our comfort zone if necessary to do the right thing, to not conform to the world’s mindsets and behaviors, and to love God most of all!  If we can learn that, everything else will be much more easy to learn!   Here are some pictures from their wedding day. ~ Beth Albertson, October 22, 2012

Janet and Rowen were united in marriage...

Rex and Wanda Scoles with Janet.

Janet with Sherry Wampler (Scoles at the time), sister  and maid-of-honor.

Herbert and Alice Albertson, with youngest son, Rowen on his wedding day.