You and Me

Throw Away the Key

Copy of DSCF5687 Find a good spouse, you find a good life—
and even more: the favor of God!

Proverbs 18:22 (MSG)

Last October we took a sightseeing trip to the Seoul Tower in South Korea.  It is one of the highest and most famous points in the giant city of over 15 million people.  The view of the seemingly never ending city is amazing from the vantage point of the tower.  While we were there we noticed thousands of locks hanging on the fence that surrounds the base of the tower.  On many of the locks there was written something in the Korean script.  The locks were all shapes and sizes--some were key locks, some were padlocks, and they ranged in the various colors of metallic silver, gold, green, purple, orange, black and red.
I asked one of the ladies that worked in the gift shop near the fenced area about the locks and she told me, in broken English and charades like gestures, that the locks are placed there by couples that are in love.  They write their names and their anniversary date on their lock and then they attach their lock onto the fence and throw the key over the edge into the dense foliage and forest that lies below the tower site.  Obviously, it is a sign of true love and faithful commitment.

Today Dina and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary.  I now have known Dina and have had her presence in my life longer than I haven't, and I am a better and blessed person because of it.  I am so thankful for the 21 years that I have had to share life with Dina.  She is a wonderful wife, a terrific mother and my best friend.  She has the key to my heart.

The next time we go to Seoul Tower I am going to take a lock that says,

Ryan and Dina Roberts
December 11, 1987
True Love

I am going to lock it onto the fence and...throw away the key.


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Robin Watters

I'm thinking I like this better than an unity candle for a wedding ceremony. Interesting pictures and idea, I think we need to celebrate anniversaries more...Go Roberts!

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