"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


My Soul-Mate

Eighteen years ago today, I got my first (and only!) marriage proposal. Though I should have seen it coming, it still took me by surprise.

One year later - to the day - I became Mrs. Marc Sher. And my life changed for the better.

When I look back at my life on May 29, 1994 and compare it to May 29, 2011, I see few similarities. Times have been fun, scary, tough, exciting, and sad--not to mention several other emotions I'm not remembering at the moment. But the one constant has been my wonderful, loving, caring husband by my side.

He's smart, cute, passionate, fun, goofy, and a man of integrity. He loves his kids, and is a fabulous dad. He also takes care of (and puts up with!) me, which in and of itself should earn him HUGE kudos.

So many things have changed in seventeen years. We moved from Sunny California to (ummmm..not so sunny?) West Michigan. We both found Christ. We had two adorable children (don't EVEN tell me they aren't). Marc got sick and we went through that ordeal (one we're still going through).

But all through it, I've had my husband. We've had each other. And now we have the "cord of three strands" with Christ.

I love you, Honey. Happy Anniversary.

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence


  1. AnonymousMay 29, 2011

    Happy Anniversary, Jo & Marc!!!!!!!
    Praying for many more happy years!

  2. Happy Anniversary, JO! A loving, faithful, God-fearing husband is a blessed gift.

  3. That's beautiful! Congratulations. May you have another enjoyable 17 years, and more! Paula xo

  4. Happy Anniversary. May God continue to bless you both and use you for the glory of His Name.

  5. Happy, Happy Anniversary! The journey is not always easy but it sure is beautiful. :)

  6. Thanks, folks :) He's a super guy.

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both!! i can still remember hearing from Marc that he met someone and he was getting married!! I remember meeting you for the first time at Salvador Scalpini's (Miller rd.)!!! Again, congrats!!

  8. Happy Anniversary to both of you!

    I'll take your word he is a super guy. But this I know, he is married to a sweet, beautiful and super lady!

  9. Happy Anniversary Joanne. Hope you two enjoy many more. God bless


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