Four Years and Counting

I can’t believe that four years ago yesterday, I was standing at the altar and saying I do to my bride as we began our journey for the rest of our lives.  Nadine and I decided to celebrate our fourth year anniversary in Hawaii and have been here since December 10, 2015.  We have had a wonderful trip and soaked up lots of sun in the process.

Last night we decided to go back to the restaurant where we had our wedding reception, Tommy Bahama.


No, we didn’t get married in Hawaii, but we did have our reception in the Tommy Bahama restaurant in Scottsdale.  We wanted to relive that experience in the same environment with the same food as we didn’t really get to enjoy four years ago.  We were talking with all of our friends and family who came to celebrate with us and in the process didn’t eat much that night.  In fact we were looking forward to having coconut shrimp which Tommy Bahama is famous for, and when we got to the reception, the shrimp were all gone.  None left for us.  Nada.  Zero.

So guess what was on the first order of the night last night?  You guessed it.  Coconut shrimp.  It was a great night of eating and reminiscing and finished off with a huge piece of pina-colada cake with toasted coconut on the top (our wedding reception cake).

As the sun goes down on our trip to Hawaii and we head back tonight, my thoughts move forward with expectancy for the future of what God has in store for the rest of our lives.


On this journey when we have our hope fixed on Christ, there’s always a tomorrow to focus our attention on His plan for us.  May this Christmas holiday be an encouragement for your eyes to focus on His plan for your next steps on this journey.


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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