Here we are, my husband and I on our wedding day, smiling from the back of our little blue VW.  Here we are again, some thirty odd years  and nine children later. We are both still smiling. Oddly enough, both pictures were taken on the campus of Immanuel Lutheran College. At the time of the first picture my husband, John, was a third year seminary student at Immanuel. The second picture shows us as we are now, and John  is a seminary professor  at the same school.  Here we are and, here we are again.

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