Eleven Glorious Years

Today, my wife Gretta and I celebrate our eleventh anniversary. After four (soon to be five) kids, she is still as lovely as ever. Amazingly, she is even more beautiful inwardly! The following words in the song “God Causes All Things to Grow” which was sung at our wedding have proved to be prophetic:


Words and music by Steven Curtis Chapman and Steve Green
Copyright 1994 Birdwing Music (a div. of The Sparrow Corp) and BMG songs, Inc. (ASCAP)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. and Sparrow Song (a div. of The Sparrow Corp)/Peach Hill Songs (BMI). All rights on behalf of Birdwing Music admin. by BMG Songs, Inc. All rights on behalf of Sparrow Song and Peach Hill Songs admin. by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

Dreams dressed in white
Vows made by candlelight
Hoping to find out what true love is all about
A quiet fear
Where do we go from here
So many wake and see love slowly disappear

God causes all things to grow
Through every season we know
He will guard the life
That He’s planted in our souls
And when we feel the cold winds blow
We’ll hold to what we know
God causes all things to grow

You know where I’ve failed
My weakness has been unveiled
And yet by grace you choose to love and to forgive
So come what may our home is here to stay
A witness to the lasting promise He has made

Chorus (2 times)

And we know God causes all things to grow


  1. Five kids in eleven years? That’s not bad, but I’ve got that beat – not that it’s a contest, or anything…

    Congratulations on both counts! And may God grant you many more (years together, that is), and give Mrs. Weaver the grace to bear it.


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