44 Years to Celebrate

I wish I could celebrate my 44th Wedding Anniversary with the man who made it possible. He’s been with the Lord for over five years now. Like they say in the Salvation Army, he was “Promoted to Glory” in 2007. But I will go on celebrating the day, until… well, until some other man comes and sweeps me off my feet!

I wrote yesterday that TRUST is my signature. Yes, that’s true, but the #1 Signature is the Cross. And how fitting that I have a wedding picture with the Cross as a backdrop.

Croos my Signature

When I met my late Sweetheart there was one thing that scared me to death. I could have been scared because of culture differences. We were both Swedes but raised in two different continents. He was a Karlskrona guy—had lived all his life in Karlskrona, a city on the most south-eastern tip of Sweden. I had grown up in Chile and Peru. It made our life together quite a challenge at times. That didn’t scare me.

I trembled at the thought that Bengt one day might not follow the Cross! I was terrified thinking about what might happen if he decided to leave the Lord and walk in his own ways. Praise God, he followed the Cross to the very end! That is what I most appreciate of the man I shared my life with for 38 years.

This is my wedding anniversary, but also my Blog Anniversary. I have been blogging for 4 years! And I don’t want to repeat myself. The previous years on this date I have posted pictures and stories of my wedding. This year I will dedicate the blog to my brothers and my parents. My sisters were already gone from Huancayo when I got married. I think my sister-in-law Sherryl will appreciate the picture of her husband without a beard. She has never seen him that way!

5_1_69 w Brothers 5_1_69 w Mother 5_1_69 w Parents

My dear, faithful blog-readers. You encourage me. Thanks for reading the miss-match of blogs I put out. It’s important for me to have this forum to keep me writing. My goal is to publish a devotional using the material in my blogs. So, you see that it’s important that I keep writing. My other big goal is to write the story of my life. I want my grandchildren to know the heritage of Faith that they have.

My grandchildren, yes! And my daughter! Had it not been for May 1, 1969 there would be no Ruth Carina, and no Eva-Marie waiting for me in Heaven. To God be the glory! And may the Cross also be the signature of my grandchildren! I can’t say how happy and pleased I am that my daughter is following in the footsteps of the Man from the Cross. Jesus is our Lord!

If Bengt could hear me, Id make him glad by announcing,

I’m still following the Cross!

 

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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