Monday, January 11

30 years ago today...

...Linda and I were married!

We were married in Denton, Texas at Grace Temple Baptist Church (Terry Land, pastor.) The ceremony was done by my dad, James C. Muse, Jr. My best man was my brother, Greg Muse. Linda's Maid of Honor was her friend, Lynne Fuller Morris. Linda came down the aisle to Edvard Grieg's "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen" played on the grand piano by my college room mate, Greg Albright. The solo was "The Lord is My Light and My Salvation" (Psalm 27 ) sung by Linda's sister, Jana Cowan Nelms, and arranged by her brother, Tom Cowan. Ruth Stowell, Linda's aunt accompanied her on the organ.

Being in the dead of Winter, we had not planned on many coming to the wedding, but Saturday, January 11, 1980 turned out to be a bright sunny day, and more than 300 people showed up! In fact there were so many present we were short on food, and neither Linda, or I, got any of our wedding cake, food or drink!

We spent our first night at the DFW Airport Marina Hotel (today the Hyatt) and the next day left for a 7-day honeymoon in Cancún, Mexico.

Over these past 30 years we have:
  • lived in 14 different homes together
  • been with the FMB/IMB 25 of those years
  • held nine jobs between the two of us (6 during seminary years)
  • raised two children, Joshua Caleb (18) finishing up high school in the USA, and Anna Victoria (14) who home schools with Linda
In my 53 years, I have made two decisions that have made all the difference in the world: 1) giving my life to following and serving my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and, 2) marrying Linda Beth Cowan!


Anonymous said...

May the Lord bless you and keep you both.

amanda p wu said...

What a sweet post!!

I totally think you should bonus points for remembering all those details of your wedding day!


GuyMuse said...

Natasa and Amanda,

Thank you both! Amanda, I'll tell Linda about deserving the bonus points for remembering these details. She thinks she is the one who is good at details!

Rick said...

awesome awesome awesome! Congratulations to you both!

GuyMuse said...


Gracias, gracias, gracias!

We need your photographic skills to take an updated picture of us today, but making us look as young and innocent as the original 1980 photo! :)