This morning I had a pleasant surprise. When I sat down to the computer, there was an envelope on the keyboard. When I opened it, I saw the image above on a card, with a "Love, Chip" at the bottom. Chip is short for chipmunk; which is one of the pet names I gave my Linda while we were going steady in high school. I looked around a bit and found this passage from the book of Ecclesiastes, which seemed to fit nicely...
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 9
9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.
It occurred to me that although the message is directed towards the husband in the relationship- it also applies to the wife as well. And the verse following applies as too. Enthusiasm after four years of going steady and forty-five years of marriage. My guess is... we are doing OK!!!! If you haven't given the one you love a card lately--- hummm... couldn't hurt!!!!!!
PS. I am supposed to be the one on the left (the larger one)