As I look back over my marriage to Michael, I think of the laughter and joy, and the times we struggled to stay committed.

We have been in a battle to fight for our marriage from the beginning when we married at the ages of nineteen and twenty-three. Both of us coming from families that were broken up by divorce, the odds were against our marriage. But in the midst of every trial that we’ve endured, my husband has courageously fought for us. He has remained committed to the vows he made to me twenty-eight years ago. In the hardest of times, he has pressed on in loving me. I am grateful for our marriage and look forward to many more decades of sharing love with my hero and best friend.

“Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man?” Proverbs 20:6 (NASB)

I’m linking up for Five Minute Friday where Lisa Jo Baker and other awesome people write for five minutes flat with no self critiquing or no striving for perfection. This week’s prompt is: “Hero.”

The photo was taken the day my husband and I renewed our wedding vows.

Five Minute Friday


  1. Thanks for sharing! Congratulations on continuing to make your marriage a priority and renewing your vows! It’s great what God can do through us and for us with our spouse! Stopping by from Five Minute Friday!

  2. beautiful post! 🙂

  3. Amy,
    What a beautiful statement of love for both of you. With God – you beat the odds. I have been married for 42 years (we married at 21, 22) and through trials we have stood the test of time. God has now brought us closer together in our faith and belief which is even better.
    Blessings to you,
    I found you on Twitter,

    • Amy Lynne on January 31, 2014 at 6:13 pm said:


      I’m so happy to hear the testimony of your 42 year marriage. I’m always encouraged when I hear about stories like yours. Thanks so much for your kind words.

      Have a blessed weekend!

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