Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

After Twenty-six Years


Happiness is ...Happiness is being married to your best friend.

I received this stitch art as a wedding present twenty-six years ago. I had no idea of the truth of that statement. Look at us. With the ignorant confidence of newlywed twenty-somethings, we began our path. Waded through ridiculous situations, two singleton children and a set of twins. Through emotional roller-coasters, my man stood by me. And yes, me and my creative threads continue to take him on wild rides!

NewlywedsHe’s been there through the death of my dad and some painful separations. Changes in job venues gave new challenges for both of us. Then when I stopped working altogether, he supported the decision 100%. His desire to home school our kids became such a blessing for me. We developed such strong bonds and I don’t think they would have developed if we hadn’t spent so much time together.

Recently, we’ve clung together through another painful change. Both of us have been determined to follow God’s leading with prayer and focus. The Lord brought us to a perfect new place. We delight in His blessings.

And being married to my best friend is certainly the most wonderful blessing of all!

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

9 thoughts on “After Twenty-six Years

  1. Happy anniversary from one December bride to another. Gwynly and I will celebrate our 25th on the 19th. 🙂


  2. Continued blessings as you journey on. May grace for the moments result in an abundance of joy.


  3. Happy Anniversary! I’m married to my best friend too. When we’re not working and have free time, I’d rather be with him than anybody else.
    God really blessed me!


  4. Congrats to you and your DH, Marji. Mine and I will be marking #18 come April. Commitment is truly an art that needs time to be discvered, nourished and tended to grow and flourish. Some days, I feel I need to be committed (;)); others I look at this guy and know how very blessed I am to have someone who loves and supports me to the max of his ability. And he’s willing to grow and change–though not always without a little kick or a tussle, kind of like yours truly!

    May God bless you and your hunny during all the years in His great plan for you. Happy Anniversary!