Friday, April 1, 2011

1983, A Very Good Year

A Very Good Year

Twenty eight years ago, it was 1983.
It was a very interesting time. Let's take a peek at what was going on twenty eight years ago:

Lotus 1-2-3 (spreadsheet program) is released for IBM-PC compatible computers.

M*A*S*H (TV series) ends after 11 years and 251 episodes on CBS. The series finale, Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, becomes the highest rated episode in TV history.

Swatch introduces their first watches. 

The U.S. Embassy is bombed in Beirut, killing 63 people. 

Strategic Defense Initiative: U.S. President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles. The media dub this plan "Star Wars."

Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, on the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Tom Brokaw becomes lead anchor for NBC Nightly News. 

Vanessa Williams becomes the first African-American to be crowned Miss America, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Microsoft Word is first released. 

McDonald's introduces the McNugget.

There are a few of you who are reading this list and these have always been a part of your life, because you were born AFTER 1983.
Now for some, like me, you remember these things. And are probably thinking, "Wow,  I didn't realize it has only been twenty eight years!"

That is what I wake up thinking this morning. "Wow! It has only been twenty eight years!"

You see, as I look over at the man sitting next to me, watching the waves crash on the beach, I am reminded of what happened on 4/1/1983.
Twenty eight years ago, I was blessed to marry Larry Johnson. And for today, it seems like it was just yesterday.
It hasn't always been easy, but I can tell you, it has always been worth the effort of remaining committed to the covenant I made to God, and to my husband!

Here is to twenty eight more years of serving God side by side with the most awesome husband God could bless a woman with! As we begin a new chapter of ministry, wherever God leads, I will remain by his side, serving the King of Kings.
I love you Larry!

Chasing After Their Hearts,
Glenda Johnson