92. Five years of marriage, the ups and the downs, a life joined as one from two sinners resting in the grace of God. The covenant that starts in God who holds all things together and always keeps His covenant with us. Marriage as a reflection of that covenant, the mystery of that union, the growth in amazing grace towards one another.
93. The ability to celebrate five years of marriage in the place that we met, New Orleans. We were able to revisit many places that we frequented while we dated and in our first year of marriage.
94. Our annual tradition of a nice Bed & Breakfast on our anniversary night. We stayed at Ashtons and think it may have been the best one yet. Nice location and house and room, friendly service, and amazing breakfast.
95. Visiting with close friends while in New Orleans. There's not much like being with friends who know each other so well and love each other so deeply.
96. Evidence of God's redemptive work in New Orleans. God is doing much work through St Roch Community Church, Desire Street Fellowship church plant, and Redeemer Church . I'm so grateful to know people involved in these ministries and to get a glimpse of God's work through them.
97. A community that I love and look forward to going home to in Florida (of all places). Guess God loves palm trees as well as oak trees.
98. Food. Really good New Orleans food. A friend of mine jokes that he thinks heaven might be catered out of New Orleans. I think he may be right. I do feel closer to heaven when I taste such goodness!
99. A mom who is a great Nana and kept my son so that my husband and I could enjoy New Orleans and visit friends as a couple.
100. Hugs and kisses from my son upon our return after a weekend away. There's not much better than that!
101. My husband and his love and thoughtfulness.