Marriage...it's what brings us together
Today, Scott Spry and I celebrate our wedding anniversary. Here follows a photo essay of a special weekend we just spent together in beautiful Northern Michigan. The creative captions capture the essence of our relationship. Enjoy!
Before 1991, Scott Spry was a chill single guy . . .
and Shawn, an uncomplicated single lady.
July 20, 1991, they took the plunge.
Labor Day 1994, they began a family, meeting their first born shortly after Memorial Day 1995.
Over the next nine years, more seeds were sown, adding three more beautiful babes to their family.
Following the trail of faith, family, friends, work and play, Scott and Shawn occasionally go off-map.
Lots of great scenery and smiles along the way, Scott and Shawn share a lot of joy and make a lot of stops and . . .
mistakes. Some of these moments require solitude...time to think, pray, repent, forgive, resolve.
We always come back together and try to remember to wear the helmet, to soften the hard knocks.
Sweet indulgences are necessary to savor along the way.
We always try to keep the lighthouse in view, knowing that when it gets dark and stormy, His light will always guide us, if we will but follow.
We know there will be sad, rainy days. Times we feel alone, apart. We know not to trust our feelings.
We rely on the Holy Spirit, resisting the urge to conform to this world, and pray for transformation, awaiting a final phenomenal one that is promised to come. We enjoy milk and . . .
We taste the bitter and the sweet, leaving nothing to waste.
Scott is the consummate fire starter, providing resources for our family to survive and thrive.
Shawn reminds us that the cup is always overflowing even if the glass is only half-full.
He's the keto-guy; I'm the carb-lover. Our tastes may differ, but our appetite is always only for each other.
I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. ~ Isaiah 61:10-11