Second Anniversary


Today is our second wedding anniversary.  It seems like time flies sometimes.  Nadine and I have been reminiscing this morning over a cup of coffee about the two years and all that has happened during that time.  We have made trips to Hawaii,

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Virginia,

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Colorado,

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New York, and Chicago.  We have taken numerous trips to Flagstaff for the weekend to get out of the summer heat.

I don’t know how many bike miles we have logged going from our house to Tempe Town Lake and back

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We have sat at baseball games and lacrosse games

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At my wife’s suggestion, I signed up with 15 other men and took a 11 day trip to Scotland to play 7 days of golf in windy and rainy conditions.

 

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I could go on and on with pictures to define our experiences.  Wonderful experiences.  Memories for a lifetime.  Events to talk about over and over.  On this day of our anniversary, it is a joy and blessing to look back over the last two years and see what God has allowed us and our family to experience.  God wants us to look back and remember these things but there is one thing that is common to all of these events and experiences.

They are past events and experiences and are gone.  It is important that we continue to look at making new memories and experiences daily.  Samuel said a sobering truth in II Samuel 14:14 “Our life is like water that is spilled out on that ground that cannot be gathered up again. . .”  The wonderful experiences that we have had and the time it took to make those memories are gone forever like water that is spilled out on the ground.  Samuel was encouraging us to make the most of each day so that we don’t regret our life and our relationships when we look back.  

Today I am choosing to reminisce with Nadine over all that has happened, but to look forward to the journey ahead in making memories.  Have a wonderful day as you journey with Him.

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About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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