January 25th, 1986.

30 years ago today, Dawn and I promised our faithfulness in sickness and health, richer and poorer, better and worse. We’ve been through all of this, and still Dawn is my favorite person on the planet. The gift of her life and love is my treasure. Nothing is more precious to me. May God grant us another 30 years together.

Lon and Dawn Wedding Photo

Lon and Dawn Wedding Photo, January 25, 1986. New Brighton, MN.

Thirty Years Ago Today

8 thoughts on “Thirty Years Ago Today

  1. Congratulations.

    I have to be real honest. I am kind of jealous. Knowing that your wife has been “managing life-long anxiety and depression,” she is so lucky to even have a faithful and loving husband. I often ask; how could someone who is struggling with chronic anxiety and depression be loved and have a good lasting marriage? How could that even happen? I guess you guys are a proof that it is possible.

    • Nothing is easy. We’ve had our rocky years, seasons, weeks, days… But this is certainly possible when each is committed to the other and to Jesus. The fruit of the Spirit (including forgiveness and long-suffering) is not bound, at least in our case, by our struggles with mental health issues. We have to believe this to survive.

  2. Happy anniversary! I love your picture! Marriage is a lot of work, but so worth it. I too suffer from anxiety as well as 30 years of CFS. Having a loving and caring husband is the greatest gift the Lord has given me. I know Dawn understands. We will be married 39 years in May, and we are best friends. Always be each others best friends!

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