Anyway, I digress.
Here are a couple of the photos:
And, here is our most recent picture:
My, we have aged! At first this upset me to some degree. Not to the point where I was crying, or anything. But, I just thought, "Wow! We'll never get that youthfulness back. That season is gone."
But then, I remembered the verse in Job (12:12), "Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?"
On the one hand, I would give anything to have those days back. But, truthfully, I wouldn't.
The lessons that we've learned in the last two years have been hard ones to learn. They have aged us. They have forever changed us. But now, when I look at us, I see a far greater bond between us and a far greater knowledge of our God and His work in us.
So, as I look back on these photos of the past, now I'll view them through a new lense. Rather than seeing youth that we'll never get back, simplicity that is long gone, and hair that I desperately desire, I'll see two lives that were not yet merged and two people who did not comprehend God's lessons in faith.
Thank you, Lord, for loving us enough to age us.