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Happy Twenty-sixth!

Img_2694.jpgThis morning, my dearest, best-est friend and I are winging our way from the sunny confines of SoCal to a more tropical clime. Sorry folks, but Decompose is closing shop for a bit. And for good reason.

Lisa and I were married twenty-six years ago this week. A lot has gone down in the interim. There’s been mirth and madness, sickness and health, kids and more kids, but our wedding bands have stood the test of time. “He who finds a wife finds a good thing,” said the sage. “And obtains favor from the LORD” (Proverbs 18:22). Well, I found me a good wife and, in so doing, obtained favor from the Lord.

Lisa, you’ve blessed me so much! Your compassion, your patience, your resilience. (And your die-hard commitment to the Lakers.) I cannot imagine my life without you. What started small, insignificant, has become a great thing; two broken lives melded as we clung to Him and begat a family. Along the way, something else was birthed: joy and laughter. Now hope abounds and goodness on all sides. And in the middle is you and me, sprouting petals as we press skyward. Who would’ve dreamed we could become this?

So it’s off to Cabo San Lucas for a week of seafood, snorkeling and smooching on the seashore. I am a blessed man, and at the top of that list’o blessings, is my beautiful bride. I love you, Lisa! Happy twenty-sixth anniversary!

Bendígale, mis amigos.


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  • janet September 30, 2006, 12:49 PM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! She’s a cutie, Mike. In this day of many failed marriages, it’s awesome to see ones that are making it. God is good. Enjoy your time away and enjoy each other:)

  • Ame September 30, 2006, 1:04 PM

    Oh … oh … OHHH!!!! I absolutely LOVE it! There are very good reasons God tells men, “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer — may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.” Proverbs 5:18-19

    Mike, you have honored God and are favorably dwelling in this, His fountain of blessing! Congratulations, Mike and Lisa! And here’s to 26 more beautiful years unfolding more of this incredible mystery God has created and loves to bloom in the lives of His children!

  • J. Mark Bertrand September 30, 2006, 2:35 PM

    Have a great time, Mike! Happy anniversary!

  • Linda Gilmore September 30, 2006, 4:07 PM

    Congratulations! Have a great trip and good time together. A strong marriage is a powerful testimony.

  • Eunice September 30, 2006, 7:18 PM

    Congratulation Mike and Lisa,
    Have a wonderful week. I will think of you covetly as our temps creep below that zero mark.
    blessings, e

  • Gina Holmes September 30, 2006, 9:36 PM

    What a lovely couple you too are. It does my heart good to hear you talk about your wife in such a loving way. Have fun you two!

  • Vicki October 1, 2006, 5:59 AM

    May you two have the BEST anniversary yet! God bless you both.

  • Evan October 1, 2006, 2:58 PM

    Congrats! Mike and Lisa, you are a great example of God’s love being the binding cord in marriage. Not only His love for you but your love for Him.
    HAPPY 26TH!!
    Let’s do dinner when you get back??
    Love in Christ, Evan & Adda

  • Shannon McNear October 2, 2006, 6:25 AM

    How WONDERFUL!! This is fantastic … my husband I celebrated 19 years this past summer, and yes–what a blessing it is to look back and say, wow, God! See how far You’ve brought us, and we’re still together and stronger than ever!

    Congratulations … and enjoy that getaway.

  • Ane Mulligan October 2, 2006, 11:47 PM

    Lisa is a lovely lady, Mike. You make a beautiful couple. I can see your love for each other in your body language. May God grant you another 40 years at least. My parents celebrated 62 years of marriage before the Lord took them home. My beloved and I are coming up to 36 years this December. And I can tell you, it only gets better!

    God bless you and Lisa and happy anniversary. We want to hear about (you notice the conspicuous absence of ALL) Cabo San Lucas when you get back. :o)

  • Jules QUincy Stephens October 3, 2006, 11:57 PM

    Mike: That is so sweet. I hope you and your beloved have a great time together!


  • Gina Holmes October 4, 2006, 12:03 AM

    Crud. I hate when I can’t spell. Two not too. Grrr.

  • Jeanne Damoff October 4, 2006, 8:20 PM

    Smooching on the seashore! Rock.

    Congratulations, you crazy lovebirds.

  • Deborah October 6, 2006, 1:27 AM

    Have a great trip. Look forward to hearing about it when you get back.



  • Mike Duran October 6, 2006, 10:32 PM

    Holla! You folks are the best. Thanks for the visit… even while we’re on idle. Sending a buncha pics next. Grace to you!

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