44 years ago, Steve and I were engaged in Rolla, Missouri, toward the end of our freshman year of college. We were then married that summer (at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, where my family lived) just before starting our sophomore year.
We had many special moments, firsts, and onlys in our lives in Rolla.
- First four years of married life.
- First two houses.
- Salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
- First baby born.
- Steve’s first business.
- Graduation from college for both of us.
Steve and I had the opportunity to be in Rolla recently. We took a long walk, literally, down memory lane. We spent two hours walking along the route we used to walk or bike from our house to campus, between the two houses we lived in, through town, past the hospital where Nathan was born, and out toward the little airport and back.
We talked much about our lives and especially how amazing it is that God took two worldly, college students and brought them to salvation in the midst of a secular, college campus (we haven’t encouraged our children down that path!). He completely changed our hearts and our lives. He is so good and we have so much to thank Him for!
Trusting in Jesus,
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou
shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto
salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).