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A Milestone

20 Jun

SUNDAY MEMORIES

Judy Wills

Today, June 20, 2021, marks a major milestone in the life of Fred and Judy Wills – that’s us, by the way.

Today is our 60th wedding anniversary.

June 20, 1961

Outside of our family, when most people hear that number, it is a jaw-dropping experience.  Who in this day and time stays married to the same person for 60 years???  Well, WE do.

In a previous post (please see my post, Showers of Love – Part 3, October 18, 2015), I told of a young man who was my physical therapist following my knee replacement.  I stated:  

As I was in physical therapy this week, the young man who is my therapist told me that he’d had an interesting weekend – he got engaged!  Congrats all around!!  As he was working on my knee, I informed him that my husband and I have been married for 54 years.  His question was, “what kind of advice do you have for someone just starting out?”

I only had to think for just a moment before giving my response: “Well, I don’t know where you are spiritually (he began nodding his head at this), but….put Christ in the middle.”

I can’t think of a better way to show love to either your marriage partner, or to those around you.  Just put Christ in the middle of any relationship, and it all works the way it’s supposed to work.  God certainly knew that when he created us.

Photo credit Pixabay

That is a rock-hard philosophy that Fred and I have lived by for all these years.  Did we have a perfect time?  No.  Did we ever have arguments or disagreements?  Yes.  Did we let that divide us?  Absolutely not!!  We still leaned on our love for each other and our love for the God who put us together, and have come out on this side of all that with our love and marriage intact.  God is so good!

We really enjoy going on cruises – especially Disney Cruise Line, but 2020 was such a messed up year, that we were unable to do so.  And this year hasn’t yet caught up.

However…we ARE going to spend three days at Disney for our anniversary.

We will stay at the Shades of Green resort,

Photo by Judy

Photo by Judy

Photo by Judy

and go to one park each day, except for Animal Kingdom.  And today we celebrate our 60 years together at EPCOT – our favorite of all the parks.

Perhaps next year will be open for cruises.

If so….Disney Cruise Line – here we come!

Photo by Judy

Judy is living in Central Florida with her retired U.S. Air Force husband of 50+ years. Born in Dallas, Texas, she grew up in the Southwestern United States.She met her husband at their church, where he was attending the university in her town. After college and seminary, he entered the Air Force, and their adventures began.They lived in eight of our United States, and spent six years in Europe, where their oldest daughter was born. She was a stay-at-home mom for many years .

  Judy has always been involved with music, both playing the piano and singing. Always interested in exercise, she was an aerobic dancing instructor, as well as a piano teacher for many years, and continues to faithfully exercise at home.

After moving to Central Florida, she served as a church secretary for nearly nine years.Her main hobby at this point in time is scanning pictures and 35mm slides into the computer. She also enjoys scrapbooking.She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren, including grandtwins as well as a great-grandson. She and her husband enjoy the Disney parks as often as possible.

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