“Oh my! August is almost done!”
Time was flying for the Ludvigson Lace Lady!
“They say that happens as you get older.”
And that is true. The month of August was filled with activity. But she can’t recall anything majorly earthshaking.
“At least for Tim and me!”
Earthshaking for our country? Yes! First there was devastation in Charlottesville, Virginia. And now we are into the midst of Hurricane Harvey!
“Our prayers have been focused on our county’s needs, for sure.”
But the Ludvigson Lace Lady and Tim, needless to say, still carved out time to celebrate 37 years of marriage!
“Out to dinner!”
Yes, just as they did from the very start. They have always loved the cozy, quiet, candlelit tables with soft music. Just the two of them.
“And we did it again this year!”
The atmosphere of the restaurant gives perfect opportunity for talking together. For sharing. And what has been shared down through the years has now become so vast, it would be difficult to compile a list of topics!
“We could even admit that now all we have to do is stare into each other’s eyes, and communication is complete!”
They pretty much know what each other is thinking.
The Ludvigson Lace Lady has been so blessed with Tim. Sometimes she just has to get the Kleenex box out and let the tears flow. She becomes overwhelmed with how good God has been.
“He has been by my side through the good and the bad. Through difficult circumstances, Tim as been sure and strong. Like a rod of steel. And as for fun times, we have laughed through many, together.”
Sometimes the laughter is a nightime regular. And quite possibly a nuisance to the neighbors!
“I can’t help it! Tim is so funny!”
Let’s see. If a list could be compiled:
•Major Job Changes •Pizza Parties Times Friends Times Encore •Sweeping Moves Across the USA Times Three •Neighborhood Block Parties • Emergency Room Visits Times All Members of the Ludvigson Family •Symphony Concerts •Wedding Diamond Lost
•Infertility and Adoption Times Four •4th of July Mega Picnics •Diabetes Discovery •Camping in Colorado •Diabetes Low Blood Sugar Times Many ER Personnel •Disney World •Pneumonia Times Three – Simultaneously •Broken Wrist •Ludvigson Lawn Service – Spring Care •Playing Canadian Brass Music •Car Accidents •Homeschool High School Graduation Programs •Meningitis Emergency
•Ludvigson Lawn Service – Summer Care •Smashed Thumb Emergency •Hymns for Him •Homeschool Rivalry Medical Emergencies •Blue Grass by Hymns for Him •Back Surgeries •Ludvigson Lawn Service – Autumn Care •Ludvigson Lawn Service – Winter Care •Saxon Math •Mille Lacs Lake •WBLA •Ludvigson Boys Videorama •Ect…
“Oh! Please stop! TMI! And this is just a drop in the bucket. No wonder we just stare into each other’s eyes in the candlelight!”
There is no way to contain the experiences through the years. Many times the major ordeals do not hold as much value as the minor momentous particulars of a day.
It all carries significance. Every single moment. And when the Ludvigson Lace Lady slows life down enough to reminisce, that is when the tears start to flow. She knows there is no way Tim and she could have survived their married life alone.
“Without our Significant One (God) the whole thing would have crumbled. Marriage. Family. Life. Crumbled.”
Life is Lovelier with Lace…
And so, what can I say? To summarize a romantic candlelight dinner to celebrate 37 years in a few words? It makes me think our glistening eyes would look more like two deer in the headlights!
There is more than we can say. And there is One Who is More than we can understand, regarding His love and care for us.
In the years ahead, whether our eyes resemble romance remembrance or the deer in the headlights, Tim and I will know Who is with us every step of every day.
And so we continue on to year thirty-eight.
But how does my lace crochet play into this memory recall? Oh my! Without the hook and the thread to slow me down, I would not remember anything! Crocheting is so very soothing. It creates a time to reflect.
So yes, I will continue crocheting – and reflecting – as I move on into another year with my Tim ♡.
On to ~ 38 ~ with Tim and my Hook,
The Ludvigson Lace Lady
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