Folks, today we celebrate 20 years of holy matrimony. Look at us! The dashing U.S. Air Force enlisted man, the joyful bride. Wow, were we young! Look at all the promise, the dream of a life together that was just starting. We've come a long way! Our lives, blessed with two children--three, counting the wife of my oldest son...all the sacrifices, all the joys, the sorrows, it has been all worth it. The best is yet to come!
O Lord, omnipotent and eternal God, we give you thanks and we bless your holy name. You created man and woman in your image and blessed their union, so that each would be for the other a help and support. Remember us today. Protect us and grant that our love may be in the image of the devotion and love of Christ for his Church. Grant us a long and fruitful life together, in joy and in peace, so that, through your Son and in the Holy Spirit, our hearts may always rise to you in praise and goods works. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen!