to us! Debra Kay Johnson became my wife at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 1978, at the Leary Baptist Church in Leary, Georgia. After honeymooning at Callaway Gardens we embarked on an adventure that has gone on now for 31 years and that has given us two fine children, many good friends, and a lot of great experiences.
When we got married I told Debra that one of my goals in life was to be married one day longer than my father's parents who were married for 65 years, 6 months. So, we are not quite halfway there but we've made a good start.
We will celebrate tonight by going to church. In some ways, that summarizes our life together but in other ways it doesn't.
The name "Debra" means "bee," but to me it always has, does now, and always will mean "Joy."
I am a blessed man.