This Valentine’s Day marks 24 years since Karen and I started dating.

In those 24 years, we have shared many momentous moments.

Moving states, changing careers, raising kids.

We’ve celebrated milestones, debated options and gone through the fire together.

When I told a work colleague today of our years together, he exclaimed, “That’s a battle tested relationship right there.”

As I reflected on our time together, I remembered that I turn 48 this year, which means we have been together for more than half of my lifetime.

What a wonderful thought.

Spending such a significant part of my life with my best friend and the one I love.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

And I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us in the future.