Tuesday, January 19, 2016

75 years of commitment

Maybe I am the only one who never heard about Fred Stobaugh. Fred met his wife, Lorraine in Peoria, IL in 1938. He fell in love with her almost on the spot. 

After 75 years of faithful love and devotion to his  wife, Lorraine died and Fred wrote a song in honor of his wife. 

Fred heard about an on-line singer-songwriter contest sponsored by Green Shoe Studio, a local music business. 

This man is not a song-writer or a singer, but something about his entry touched the the folks at Green Shoe Studio. 

This is one of the great love stories of our time. A man loving one woman for life and for keeps. 

Fred's devotion to Lorraine reflects what the Lord says in Ephesians 5: 25. 

Watch the video and allow it to inspire you. Share it with others.

The joy that comes from staying committed through the hard times is what really matters. 

Whatever you think you may or may not have in common with your spouse when you are young and tempted to bail out on a marriage, keep in mind that by the time you’ve been married for forty years, you will have more in common with your spouse—shared experiences, shared trials and triumphs—than any other person on the planet. 

And the most important thing you will have in common is a monumental shared achievement: the marriage itself that brings honor to God and blesses others.