As I look back on it all, it seemed like a dream come true. When I was a child my dad worked for the railroad so I've always been fascinated with trains. Well, the wheels really started to turn when Bill and I watched the vintage train adventure in the Rockies sponsored by Country Travel Discoveries.
Your patience might wear thin if I tired to recap the five fascinating adventures including Pikes Peak, Royal Gorge, Durango, Silverton and more. Taking your breath away, however, turned into an understatement because, by the second day, I began to feel strange. Breathless. Was this the usual sinus attack? I didn't think so. We tried allergy medications, nasal sprays, etc. but nothing worked. By the end of the week, I was coughing more than any steam engine and, frankly, counting the hours before reaching home. Finally, after a delayed flight, we made it and, by God's grace, were able to see the physician the next day.
Pneumonia. Not a pleasant diagnosis. Why am I telling you this story? I'm sharing it because God was showing me more than scenery on this anniversary. God was, in fact, reminding me of why I fell in love with this man in the first place. Bill is a man who lives out Ephesians 5:25 everyday. "Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her . . ." The marriage vows, "in sickness and in health" are meant to be remembered.
Now the weakness is exposed, and yet I can say with assurance: "This was the best anniversary ever!