Friday, April 13, 2007
I have been married for almost 30 years. It is hard for me to believe that so much time has passed since I said "I do" to the most incredible man on earth. My husband has been a minister for all those years. When I was unsure about being a "preacher's wife", he encouraged me and told me to be myself. There were no expectations on his part for a perfect minister's wife (thank goodness!) He has been with me during illness, our children's births, birthdays, vacations, and everyday life. He has been my rock and sustainer all these years. The one I could count on for everything. He works hard and is passionate about loving people and introducing them to our Lord. Even in the midst of a church service, when he reaches and takes my hand, I still get those overwhelming feelings of love and safety with him. He knows everything about me and still loves me. How can that be? I am so thankful to have him in my life and I pray everyday for our daughter to find a man just like him. One who is strong, but has emotions; a man who will lead, but still listens; a man who is gentle; a man who feels passion for his Lord and shares it; a man she can respect and admire. My husband is all these things and more--he is really cute too! After 30 years I would marry him all over again. Thank you Phil for being my love all these years!