Chapter Five: Blessed is the Couple Who Listen Deeply to Each Other

Faye & Steve Snyder

You may not remember the time you let me go first. Or the time you dropped back to tell me it wasn’t that far to go. Or the time you waited at the crossroads for me to catch up. You may not remember any of those, but I do and this is what I have to say to you:

Today, no matter what it takes, we ride home together.

Brian Andreas

Story People

Faye and Steve – each then in their 60’s — fell in love and married in 2009. By that time their two families had been close friends for 38 years and Faye and Steve each had lost a spouse to illness. Wrapped in the comfort of their love and those many years of friendship, their marriage became a joyful adventure of two kindred souls living out thoughtful vows to make the most of their autumn years and to ride home together. Faye, after retiring in 2009 after three decades of service as Pastor of the Lafayette Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), designs and leads retreats and monthly Circles of Trust for Bay Area congregations and faith leaders. Steve, just retired from 47 years as a lawyer and law teacher has turned his attention to family matters. Together Steve and Faye have seven children and seventeen grandchildren and live in the San Francisco East Bay suburb of Lafayette, California.