September 4th marked JoAnn and my 46th wedding anniversary. Thank you Lord for JoAnn. There are many things that come to mind during these big occasions, the many experiences along the way–some happy, some sad. Some we would like to do over; many we would like to just stand and soak up the sunshine of their memories.
Since 35 of those years were spent in Japan, most of the memories come wrapped in nori, with or without the wasabi. All of these memories are bookended by the picture of JoAnn and two-year-old Chad standing with the sunshine and the container ship’s smokestack in the back. The other bookend is JoAnn and I stepping off the jumbo jet at Seattle just five years ago, being met by friends who had prayed for us over the years.
And again, thank you JoAnn for 46 years of love.