Celebrating 70 Years Ago

I wasn’t there. But had it not happened, I would not be here!

Today, seventy years ago, my parents were joined in matrimony. I wanted to write something in their honor but I feel like I’ve been hit with a freight train. I woke up sick this morning. All my energy is drained. At least I want to put their picture here.

It’s such an honor to have been born into their home and have had a Christian upbringing. I feel especially honored these days when it’s getting so “popular” or “accepted” for kids to grow up with two mommies or two daddies. That is not how God has planned it. It’s a distortion of what He has ordained as a family.

Here they are, on that memorable day. Mom has been gone since 2011. Dad is still with us.

Wedding Per Brita

Psalm 127 Unless the Lord builds the house,
    those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early
    and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
    for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
    are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
    when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. (ESV)

Dad has his quiver full. He has 5 children, 19 grandchildren, and 29 or 30 great-grandchildren. And it all started 70 years ago, today!

How blessed I am to be the oldest!


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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One Response to Celebrating 70 Years Ago

  1. Victoria Velásquez says:

    Hermosísima foto de sus amados padres, querida hermana Kerstin.

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