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  1. #1
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    Default A little anouncement

    I was going to post this in December but couldn't log in.
    I wrote it for a tractor board but it was pretty well received there so I'll repost it here now that I can get on.

    "In The Fullness Of Time."

    My mother used to say that to me when I'd ask too often when were we going to the fair or when I could have a box of .22 shells.
    I learned if she said that she was tired of being bugged about it and it was best to leave it alone.
    When I was older and had read Galatians a few times I began to understand it meant when the time was right. And not before.
    Many times I asked God for a wife.
    I knew other good women but never the right one.
    I figured maybe the time would never be right so at last I quit asking.
    I met this woman 25 years ago. She was the manager at an apartment company where I did maintenance for a couple of years.
    We got along great. But she was married.
    We kept in touch a little over the years. I did some remodeling for her and her husband and we had some peripheral friends.
    I hadn't heard from her much in the last few years till last winter she called and asked if I could fix her slow draining bathtub.
    That's when I learned that her husband had died.
    I charged her breakfast for the job.
    And then we started dating.
    Not long after, I asked her if or when she could marry again maybe she would consider someone like me.
    She just smiled. But the mist in her eyes told me what I wanted to hear.
    10 whirlwind months of meeting her people and she mine.
    Holding hands and picnics and weekends.
    Laughter.
    Selling my best tractor to buy her a ring.
    The joy of her consoling proximity.
    She's 57 and I'm 60. Yet the goofy, tongue tied, hesitant ways a pretty girl can make a guy act are still there as if you were 20.
    Yesterday we had a simple ceremony in front of a judge, three of her friends and three of mine.
    And we made our vows.
    My first time.
    I waited a long time for this.
    Wondered if it had all passed me by.
    I could go on. But it's a tractor board after all.
    I've finally learned what my mother meant by 'in the fullness of time'.
    And something too about a fullness of heart.

    Jerry


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    Congratulations to you Jerry. Wish you and your wife all the best.
    wtnhunt

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    Wishing you both all the best!

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    it's never too late for that. wish you both the best too.

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    Congrats Jerry...
    now of course you know I'm going to ask,
    what kind and modle of tractor?...LOL
    “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; on him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and by his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5






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    Good work Jerry, congrats!!
    "Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work at it."

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    Thank you fellas for the kind words.
    Matthews XT Man,
    I actually sold two of them.
    I sold my Ford 4000 to get her the stone but then realized you need a ring too. So I sold a scrappy little 8N to get that.


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    Congratulations! Wish both of you a long and happy life together.

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    Thanks Jerry..I just sold my fav. too, was a real good one.
    “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; on him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and by his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5






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    Really awesome story bud. Congratulations.
    Don't cry because it's over, smile because you were there.

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    yes, that is a truly awesome story. congrats to the both of you and i wish you many happy years ahead.

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    Congrats! Wish you guys the best'
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