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Friday, June 13, 2014

35 Years Ago I Married My High School Sweetheart

It was 35 years ago…6/16/79 that I married my high school sweetheart Jayne Sherman and made her Jayne Rath.  It was a dream come true.  There was one problem…I didn’t know it at the time…but I was sick with a relationship addiction.  I needed to be desired, wanted, loved and adored…by more than just my wife...and I pursued unhealthy relationships.  We had 3 beautiful children…but over the next 29 years, off and on, I would live a secret life of unfaithfulness, lies and deceit.  After being caught a 3rd time…the marriage ended.  Just as we were taking on two young beautiful children to raise as our own.  That…and other consequences sent me in a tailspin.  Only to be rescued, delivered, healed and blessed by a GREAT BIG God!  That was the best thing that ever happened in my life!  You can read more of that story by scrolling to the bottom and clicking on older posts...then scroll down to the bottom starting with the post titled "Introduction."  You will read how God took me to where He needed me to be so that He could show me who He is and who He created me to be.  Then perform miracle after miracle in my life. 
Still the 2nd best thing that ever happened in my life was marrying my high school sweetheart.  I will be eternally sorry for the poor choices I made that caused so much pain, first and foremost to her, and then the rest of our family and friends.  If I could turn back the hands of time...knowing what I know and Who I know now...I would! 
My message to my beautiful ex-wife Jayne…I miss you very much...remembering our wedding day 35 years ago and the huge blessing you were in my life!  Thank you for hanging in, hoping and praying as long as you did.  All that you were hoping and praying for...God finally answered.  I'm so sorry it was too late for us!  May God continue to richly bless you in all you do!  I love you and always will! 

Senior Ball 1975
Wedding Day 6-16-1979

25th Anniversary 6-16-2004