Have I mentioned I’m a church secretary on the side? It’s what I do after I drop the kids off at school, but before I write and make dinner and then fall asleep on the couch.

ANYWAYS. I’m here at the church building right now, and an elderly couple just came in. They waved at me and headed right for the kitchen, where I shortly found them hard at work. He was sweeping up the floor and she was rolling up her sleeves, about to give the dishes in the sink a firm washing. That sink was going to be spotless by the time she was done with it.

I had other secretary-ish things to do and I forgot they were even here. After almost an hour they popped their heads into my office to say goodbye. Becky smiled at me and whispered, “It’s our fifty-fifth wedding anniversary today!” I congratulated her and we talked about their dinner plans, joking about how fifty-five years together means she’s not cooking dinner tonight.

But let’s analyze this situation for a moment, shall we? Part of their special day was spent cleaning up the church kitchen. No one would even know, except I decided to blab about it on the great wide webernet.

There’s a lesson here in humility, in service to others, and in caring for our church families. And since this sweet couple isn’t going to stand up and announce the lesson for us, I decided to do it for them.

May we serve one another for as many years as they’ve served each other and us.


2 Comments on How to celebrate your 55th wedding anniversary

  1. Andrew Gilmore
    February 18, 2016 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

    Great story!

  2. memyselfandkids.com
    February 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice. Thanks for sharing this. Sweet.