Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Still in Love: 24 Years Later

DSC09656 Today we celebrate 24 years of marriage. Where did the time go? It really has flown by. I thank the Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful wife. I thank that Lord for the wonderful parents that Joanna has. Mr Sandoval was such a loving father who really taught Joanna how to love and care. Mrs. Sandoval is still a great mother in law who continues to pray for all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. But really most of all I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for bringing to me such a special woman. It brings great peace to know that you have married the right gal. The gal that the Lord had  planned for me. I thank the Lord that Joanna was willing to follow me and wait patiently for me through all my adventures; the ones the Lord led us in and the ones that I messed up in. Through them all we see that God has us right where He wants us to be, in His perfect will. I love you Joanna, thank you for all that you are.

14 comments:

rodolfo said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
Pastor Tom and Joana,may God keep on blessing you as you start another year and we pray that HE will draw you closer to each other even more and to our Lord Jesus.
enjoy your day.
Rodolfo and Martha Diaz.

cleansed_by_blood33 said...

congratulations Tom and Joanna! may the Lord bless you guys as u continue to serve Him in marriage and in the work you are doing in Okinawa! praise God for the love you two share!

Christ's love,
adam jahnkow

Juan-Diego said...

Happy 24th, you love birds.

.iza. said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! thanks for being a wonderful example of loving and living for the Lord together!

Anonymous said...

Happy 24th anniversary! Thank you both for allowing the Lord to use you to bless our family with many things and opportunities to serve the Lord. May the Lord continue to use you for His glory.

with love and prayers,
irma and ira amargo

Anonymous said...

Happy 24th!!!!!
Wow what a beautiful testimony! It's an encouragment to us all!!!
May the Lord continue to fill your marriage with His abundant love and grace!!!

Love the Newells (Tim, Ayu & Masaki)

e3missions said...

Pastor Tom and Joanna. It's such a blessing to read your testimony of marriage together. Through the thick and thin the Lord has brought you together. We are in His hands! Thank you for that reminder. (^_^)
Congratulations! Cheers to many more!
-Ryuko

Anonymous said...

おめでとう 本当に美しい。
NAOKO

Anonymous said...

いつも私達を愛し、励まし、神の道へと導いてくれてありがとう。
来年はいよいよ銀婚式ね。
naoko

ourjoyfulljourney said...

Happy Anniversary Uncle Tom and Aunt Joanna! :)
24 years..you are almost half way to your 50th! ;) May God continue to pour His blessings out on your marriage!
Love you lots!
Kristen

Testimony of The Hallman's is Available! said...

tom and joanna...we celebrate with you as you continue to be an example of two people who love Jesus! He has truly carried you both thru many yeares together and He has made you both a testimony to Him in your marriage. May the Lord continue to bless you and your marriage! love, tom & jeanne

Anonymous said...

Happy 24 Anniversary! Pastor Tom&Joanna. Thank you for you both showing us through your life how to live by faith. May God bless you!! Takako

ira and irma said...

praise the LORD!!! congratulation!!
amen! you are blessed and are blessings to us - love the i-fam.

e3missions said...

Happy Two Dozen Years!!!
You guys are awesome! Praise the Lord for His love is amazing! (^_^)<3
-Ryuko