Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mission Accomplished

This past week was an emotional one as I attended 3 funeral/memorial services.  One of the services was for a man who had spent the last several months battling several serious health issues.

At his funeral, He was described as "patient, kind, never mad, soft-hearted, innovative, and having a great sense of humor.  Even though he said he didn't have a perfect marriage, he said that he never went to bed mad at his wife.  I'm positive that these qualities and practices had a huge factor in his marriage lasting 69 years!  When he became ill, he had one goal in mind:  make it to 70!

He passed away, surrounded by family, on the day of his 70th Anniversary!

Being a military man, the phrase "mission accomplished" was used at the funeral to describe his marriage.    What an incredible example of dedication, faith, family, trust, focus, pursuit, and love.  70 YEARS!!!!

"For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church.  
He gave up his life for her." 
Ephesians 5:25

In a society that often disregards and quickly forgets wedding vows, I would like to thank Dick Loehr for showing us what it means to live this verse.

Well done sir.  Mission Accomplished.

Stay strong.

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