In 1975 we were expecting our first child. The photo below is from our first vacation to the Smoky Mountains. In 1982 we were learning about the Full Armor of God (Ephesians 6) and starting to teach Bible study together at our local church.
I Loved You in That Creek Bed © 1982 Molly Lin Dutina
Oh I loved you in that creek bed Full of gallantry and suave My flashing debonair knight. You didn’t even know What holy armor was then. And now my love for you Far surpasses and encompasses The emotions at that creek bed. Father, show us how to flow together To the glory of Your name. You split the rocks with A blade of grass and A finger of ice. Split our shells that we might Merge in Your kingdom work.
Now in 2020, our children are adults with children of their own. We are still learning more about how to walk together in the Spirit. As we celebrate our 50th year of being married by knight continues to court me, woo and win me with his humor and grace.
I love you more than ever, Robert Dutina!