And I’ve always paid a tithe on my income,
plus goodly amounts to others, and she has always agreed, even when we were in need. Being a P.K…a preacher’s
kid…I know that it takes our tithes and offerings to keep churches and ministers able to function. And that 90 percent
goes farther, with tithing given.
do you know the most important thing in our lives that made our marriage work? We were both Christians. And our children
For vacations, when ours
came around, I didn’t look for a place with a good golf course, or good fishing. We specialized in camping, but it
was lazy, with nothing on tap except where the ice cream place was. And it was to bubbling streams where the kids could play
without our fear of deep water.
we saw our nation’s special sights, too. Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, Canada
and Mexico, and I wrote to our Congressman so he’d be ready to give us a personal tour of our Nation’s capitol,
so he even took us to the basement where we saw such unusual things as the bier on which President Lincoln laid after his
We and our
three daughters saw the sights in at least most of the states. What I’m saying is that we all had time for each other.
and for Christ. and so marriage was easy. And now in our retirement years, now that Louise isn’t well, but that I’m
in fine shape, I’m pleased to be able to care for her. When she tries to apologize, I tell her I’m just getting
the chance to pay her back for the best years of her life that she gave to me. It's Christian, and I recommend it
to you, married. or "just thinking!"
P.S. HER'S ONE OF MY POEMS
What would I like
to do for you...
What gift, this Mother's Day...
I'd like to take the cares you bear
And throw them all away.
I'd like to wave a wand and say
You'll never sigh again...
And ah, if it were in my power, Mom...
Your garden would be full of flowers
Each month of every year,
And life would never give you cause
To shed the smallest tear.
But those are not my gifts to give;
The Lord has those for later.
They are the things you're working for
By serving Our Creator.
Thinking now, it isn't fair
In our getting each other;
In me, you only got a son...
But me...I got a Mother!