In the autumn, my bride, Susan and I will be celebrating our 36th year of marriage.
For 20+ of those years we've enjoyed the company of a dear friend, Diana Trummell.
She was single and enjoyed it. Aware that God's desire was for her to live a chaste life, Diana followed her faith in Christ as a single woman.
Awash in a sea of "family values" Diana's was one of the voices that spoke to me about the fuller extent of "families".
She was unmarried yet cared for her mother, loved her nieces and was an "aunt" to many children, my own among them. She broadened my beliefs and understandings.
Recently she met Paul and fell in love.
This June, Diana will be married for the first time at age 58.
Susan and I will be there.
Just as Diana was there for us as Susan's maid of honor at our 20th Anniversary Renewal of Vows in Jerusalem, we will soon be with her to celebrate her wedding in Idaho.
To remain chaste and wait on Christ for her husband for decades is a most remarkable story, especially in the year 2013.
The long story of June's beautiful brides just got richer and more wonderful.