All right, everyone. I’m so glad that I bet you a lot of people from a marriage counselor Edmond, I’m still blessed alien are other venues came over and just want to welcome you again and tell us where you’re from. We love to see the different parts of the world, right? So much fun. Definitely. So how do we, how do we want to start out? I’ll start by saying I value marriage. I value marriage so much because I grew up in a broken home and I didn’t have a template of what a husband and a wife looked like. I didn’t have a model of a godless God centered marriage or really any marriage that was at all centered on God. My grandparents were married, but they had some rocky times and some other people in my family. So ours really is the first generation of what it looks like to be a godly couple.
And so we use the Bible. We’ve used a lot of mentors through books and through people, through friendships to really culminate in this. And so when I celebrate an anniversary, I’m really, I like to make it special. I like to make memories that we have to kind of forge upon the next year. And so this year I took my wife to bed and breakfasts. We talked about that a little bit in the last video and it was a big fiasco in a lot of ways, but man, we had an amazing time because we celebrated each other and really profound ways who are able to look through a lens and see the adversity that happened and really enjoy each other. Even though I hit a tree or the tree, kiss my car when I was backing up, it wasn’t my fault. Even though Ralph sent my wife flowers for her birthday, really in our cabin we had the wrong cabinet, said, happy birthday, love Ralph.
But we made the best of it even though when I came home, both my kids had the flu. Oh Man. Both of them. And then my wife’s got, yeah, they’re still wrestling with it and a marriage counselor Edmond. We were still able to enjoy God’s goodness and each other. Hi Hannah. Thanks for coming over. Yay. But one of the things I wanted to do is I want to invite you to listen to a letter that I wrote her. Uh, I’m going to try my best not to get too emotional because you know how it is when you’re, when you talk to people that you love, you just want to tune in. I’m already ready and I got chills. Ah, so it says Beautiful Chanda, Happy 50th wedding anniversary. Today’s the day our lives changed forever by a choice in two words. I do. I remember when we first met at life church and the life church event, I was slurping a Dr Pepper and inviting you to my singles life group.
My wife said it was a want to be Mrs. McGuire Group cause I like 14 girls and two guys. Oh Man. Wouldn’t it be funny? That’s now part of the letter by the way. Um, but I remember how much we’ve changed. How much life has changed. Wow. How much we’ve changed because I can’t imagine drinking a Dr Pepper anymore and I can’t imagine life church only having one campus. Remember how life Jerry [inaudible] has over 30. Some kids are going to have 30 in a few years. Yeah. So over the last 15 years we’ve seen friends come and go. Family members have met Jesus, created two incredibly amazing children, had two dogs, lots of different kinds of fish. Mammals, little pig’s big pigs, Ben at different churches, multiple houses, career changes, different people in and out of our lives that we’ve loved and have moved on and wave after wave of the ups and downs of our marriage.
And I mean ups and I mean downs. Um, but through the mall we have walked hand in hand seeking God all the way. Looking back we can see his movements and how close he was even through the times he felt so very, very far away. Thank you for never giving up, for refusing to stay down when you fall. For always taking my hand and continuing the journey into the risky and faith filled business of following God, no matter the cost. This is hard to read. It’s motional on her special day. I want to make sure that you know and pray you never forget one thing and I believe, and I’m living out, that you are truly God’s best. And my always and forever love. When we first met you captivated my eyes and my attention. And then you went on to capture my heart tandem. When I hold your hands and I look into your eyes, I can see the next 60 years of my life. I can see grandkids, a house on a lake or preferably an ocean, loving people and changing lives. So take my hand and let’s press on trial this for less steel city. Let’s run with a passionate love that shows the world that God is real and his love never fails.
So I’ll let this letter by the coffee machine and I’ve put it on Facebook because I wanted the world to know that my wife is amazing and that real love is still available in marriage today, even for a marriage counselor Edmond. No matter what anybody says, if you’re willing to work at it and commit to that person, you can have an amazing marriage. You Man. So that amazing. That’s my heart for her. But, but really, um, she wrote me an amazing letter to something that I found was really high. Max was amazing, is uh, listen to what my daughter wrote. This was really powerful. So she’s really cool. I don’t want, she did, do you know who the other page, and this is by chance. I got, I got, so she said, Austin, Dad, I’m really glad you proposed to mom. Oh yeah. Probably take a lot of courage. But if you propose to her that soon, God must’ve been calling you guys to be together.
I won’t tell you how long was it from both. And now 15 years later, here you are with the super cool life. I think you guys make a great couple. And I get the best of both worlds. I hope mom. And you enjoy a yummy vacation besides the hail. But of course, so we had a Halibut, but when she first read Halibut, she thought I’d said Hail, but what’s hail? But Dad. So she wrote us two letters. And so this is pretty awesome too. Amazing. Mom, I’m so glad you said yes. When dad proposed to you. I know it must have felt a little crazy and overwhelming. She knows me too. Well, right. You might have thought you could be spending the rest of your life on a fishing boat because I have proposed on a fishing boat. I love, I still like fishing. I love fishing before I had kids now all in it all.
I want it to be a guy before and I really didn’t. Yeah. Yup. You guys make it great. You guys make great parents. It’s the best combination I could get. Everything’s got exclamation points, by the way. I don’t know how well that comes across, but pretty much everything’s exclamation points. From the perspective of a marriage counselor Edmond, it’s the best combination I could get and I’m really glad you guys always work things out and you don’t ever have a thought about divorce because she knows some people we know have gotten divorced. Even in the roughest times, you don’t have a thought about divorce. And so I just want you to know that I’m really, really happy for you and I hope he’ll be enjoying dad’s yummy cause every time I take them out I get them. Something Yummy. Oh, you thought of my reputation, right? You’ll get something yummy on your romantic getaway.
Surprise trip. Happy 15. Don’t know how to spell it. Anniversary. Oh, love is. And what my wife wrote was just beautiful and well thought out. She thanked me for, I mean, I can’t even talk about it, but maybe if she gives me permission, I’ll read it. Yeah. Oh, so I read these a few times because I teared up the first few times I ever, hey guys, I just want to say, you know, God has a plan for everyone. He really does. And I was, I was single till I was 30 and never been married. I mean, I dated, but I was single. I wanted to get married once and I wanted you to do it right. And I think maybe I had a lot of grown up to do and got into a lot of work to do on me. But there were times when I was really lonely.
And so when I read this, I don’t forget my times of feeling alone. I don’t forget my times of, um, really struggling through those seasons. But I do remember God’s faithfulness of where I’m at today. But back then, before I was a marriage counselor Edmond, I didn’t know that this was going to be my lot life. I had no idea I would have to match. I wanted two kids and I want to be amazing. Why? But I didn’t know. I believed. And so I just pray that over you guys, that wherever you’re at that you guys would, um, really just tune into God and ask him what he’s got for you. Now Max has asked about the fishing boats story. Love to tell that story. I wish I walked on water Max. So x is fun. I like my, he’s a great time. So, so the fishing boat story is when I was, uh, we fished a lot, right?
I had a boat, I, Janet and I took my wife, we went all over the place fishing. And so I said, what better way to propose and on a boat. And she loved fishing at the time. And so I set it all up and I got the ring. I had them create, you know, put it together and I, and I get on my knees and I opened it up and you go to kiss me and bad luck. Yeah. Well it just is not a bad, like she gives me a surprise look and I’m like, what? She’s like, yes, but she wasn’t really excited. Molly have my store. I said, what? I can’t believe. Not Again, not again. And so I get a little bit offended. There’s not get up. And I turned around when I forgot is I took all my seats up and I flipped him on their back. And so there’s a metal pole sticking right up. Uh, so I get up a a around of walked this way fast, pretty fast, you know, and I trip and I just slam on the laying on this thing hurrying almost while the boat was terrible. It was hard, man.
Yes. Base he needs saying yes. You said yes right away. Just here you action. So here’s why she had that reaction. And looking back, I can’t believe I did this. You through it. So we’re looking for rings. We’re looking at all these big old fat diamond ring, you know, all these nights off. It ain’t got her is a modernist, you know, kind of one carat diamond, maybe almost one character. I went from purity, oversize. This we’re looking at. So in her mind, she said, it’s like you were taking me, looking at all the Lexuses and then he took me to our marriage counselor Edmond. Now that it seems not that way at all. Oh, I even bought her. And here’s the funny thing. Here’s even the worst thing. It wasn’t even the ring that I bought her because the ring I bought her hadn’t come in yet.
So you had her one there. What y’all signed. So it wasn’t even, it wasn’t even half the size of any of the rings. We look for the little tiny pebbles, tiny pebbles. But Hey, hey. She said yes. And since I’ve apologized for doing that tier, but it was a fake, it was fake ring from Walmart right thing because my real one didn’t come in. I had the trip planner. Yeah. So we had to go. So look Swain into dude, I did see you heard of that Max. So look here. Here’s how I kinda, I got Kinda got back at me. We were at church, right? The real ring hadn’t come in yet and this we’re greeting at life church and this guy comes in and he is looking at me up and down like, what are you, he looks at me like he wants to find me something crazy.
I’m like, what is this guy’s deal? I guess my wife had known him. Turns out it’s a guy that she thought about marrying in the past. Yeah. And so, and so he comes through and he’s like, Oh, you’re in getting, you know, it looks at this little baby rein and I’m just feeling like I want to punch him in his face. You know, that’s not even the real ring. Then here’s something else. Guess what? Something else. Oh, another guy comes in and he a friend and he had just bought his wife a big old fat ring and just putting it into my wife’s face. I’m like, Oh, this is killing me. Because I wanted to surprise her with that with the real ring when it came in and make a whole nother thing and I invited and I did that. That’s another story for another time.
I’m sure she understood it was the heart she did. She did. She just got caught off guard, you know, because you know, I would be looking at the time I was offended, but looking back, I was just ignorant. I have since learned a lot more about women and how to love her better and really just be more understanding of, of when you set an expectation, then you cut it in half and somebody’s going to be surprised. Shiro somebody. So Max, that’s the story on Max’s behalf. Max, I hope that you guys have a great day, from your marriage counselor Edmond. God, we just wanted to share a little bit of real life of how we do it. We’ll be doing more video onto our next video. We’re going to shoot for, we might do one tomorrow. Okay. Yeah, you’re going to be here. I know you’re speaking somewhere, so they might do one tomorrow morning hours.
We might do one also a on Saturday. We’re gonna shoot for Saturday. I, man, it’s been so cold lately and my family is six. So it for Sean’s willing to brave the flu house for now. He’s one of them. If we’re Sean’s wearing a mask, you’ll know you’re inside of my house because he doesn’t want to do unless you’ve got lots of faith, right? Anna, you’ve got lots of faith. It won’t be an issue. It is run in there like Jesus on water. So you guys are awesome. Janet and Anna got me thinking about, uh, one o’clock tomorrow we can go. Oh, want to going to be around believing one will work fine. Okay. Yeah. We’ll shoot for one o’clock tomorrow. One o’clock tomorrow. Is that work? God bless y’all. Pay Charge. Keep following New Vision, marriage counselor Edmond. Keep following this page. Good to see you guys.