Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy Birthday to the BEST

This is for my sweet husband for his 30th birthday:

I met him when I was 15 and started dating him at 16, so we've been together for nearly 14 years. And I'm still crazy about that guy. I feel like God for some reason just decided to reach down and lavish a blessing on me, even when I didn't deserve it. When you're as young as we were, oftentimes you don't know how a person is going to turn out--who they're really going to be when they "grow up." You just fall in love and you go with it.

I'm so glad I went with it.

He is the best friend I've ever had on this earth, and I can't imagine my life without him. I know it sounds sappy, but I really do love being with him. He's my safety, my comfortable place, my steadfast rock that I know will not move, my encouragement, my biggest fan, my team mate, my love. And all this is not to say that I worship him; I just so deeply appreciate the Lord's love for me that He would give me someone so remarkable to share this journey of life. I'm certainly not unaware of the immense blessing I have of being able to pour my affections into someone whose first affections belong to Jesus.

I go places and I see elderly couples. They quietly peruse through newspapers over breakfast. They walk slowly through the mall. They Sunday drive down the expressway.

And I think: Jesus, would You give us that? I want to be 90 with this godly man that You gave me. I want to love on grandchildren together, to drink our coffee on the porch at sunrise because we're too old to sleep in! I want all that You'll give me, Lord.

I know that He may not. But I'll ask anyway, because I'm still in love.

Happy birthday to the best.
Peace of Christ to you,

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