24 … and counting …

We finally caught up to Jack Bauer. Since Thanksgiving of last year we made time to watch 5 seasons of 24. For those who may be counting, that is 120+ episodes! Two weeks ago we finally caught up to season 6.

Today Patty and I celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. When we first married Patty  worked as a Teacher’s Aid working with hearing impaired children at Monroe Elementary School in Oklahoma City. We learned the sign for "I love you" and to this day it is a sign that signals both our continued love for each other and a reminder of those early days together.

We’ve lived in Oklahoma City, Dallas (TX), Gould (OK), Milford (TX) and Tuttle (OK). God blessed us with a couple of great girls – both coming as "graduation presents" – Kimberly (OBU) and Tommie (SWBTS, first time). Three years ago we gained a son – Craig, Kimberly’s husband. We have spent more "24’s" together than Jack could possibly keep up with. Some of those days have been eventful. All of them fun when spending them with your best friend.

I recently read where pastors/clergy face the burden of being the
friend "to" all but rarely a friend "with" anyone. God’s gift is not
only a spouse but a best friend. We look forward to more time "with" in
the years ahead.

I love you Patty.

Looking forward to at least another "24."

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

2 comments on “24 … and counting …

  1. says:

    I told joe that I would only marry him for 75 years and then I can change the terms. I only have 74 1/2 years left. Ha Ha. That will put me at the ripe ol age of 101 before I have a chance to get out. Just kidding I love being married.

    Congrats on 24 years!

  2. says:

    Thanks Stacy – I love being married too.

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