Please indulge me for a brief moment as I embellish on the beautiful ornament in my life who has helped make me who I am, has not given up hope on me, and has invested her life into our children and family raising us all to be better people and lovers of God!
To my dearest Belinda, you are a woman of strong, bold, gentle and nurturing character all at once. You are complex to say the least. As a professional communicator I find myself at a loss as to how to most effectively convey the vastness of my love for you.
Because of your love for me, even when I am unloveable; because you believe in me, even when I don’t believe in myself; because of your grace demonstrated to me, even when I am less than gracious, I knew you were the woman I not only wanted to spend my life with, but the only woman I would trust with the Godly raising of our children.
No, I may not have realized all of this at 19 years old, but what I did see was a beautiful young lady who I wanted to be my wife, and 33 years later I am more thankful today than I was then that God saved you just for me and for our children.
Your steadfastness as a rock and a foundational grounding point for our children as well as for myself is unsurpassed. In the midst of life’s pressures just living in the world, criticism because of the position you hold as the wife of a pastor, and even through unbearable pain hurled on you by individuals you had cared for and trusted, you remained steadfast and clung to Christ with what may have seemed at times like your last breathe.
I will always remember the day you told me you were a worshiper of God and you realized you were willing to lose everything for the sake of worshiping Christ. You are truly a leader among women, and have skillfully executed the roles of both wife and mother!
“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Proverbs 31:29
Happy Mother’s Day Sweetheart, I love you!
God bless you,
Me :^) xoxoxo