May the Lord bless us as we try to emulate His love to others, today and always.
For nearly 60 years, we have faced days of glory—but also days of gloom. Sometimes we fail. Sometimes those we love may fail. But the pure love of Jesus Christ will never fail. Pat and I have found that following the Savior’s perfect example of love brings more joy to our marriage than anything else because it cannot—and will not—fail! I am grateful there is One who did get it all right.
Surely, we will face moments of disagreement with our spouses and others we love. When we face such times, I encourage each of us to remember to look beyond ourselves. Christ’s Atonement alone was the greatest display of selflessness known to man. Eternal marriage—and the glorious blessings associated with it—will not come without effort on our behalf.
Pat’s effort to put Christ at the center of our family’s life has nourished our relationship more than I can ever fully explain. I am grateful to have someone so faithful by my side.