Love is…

Love is the fullness of God’s heart poured out on the undeserving.

Greetings my dear family and friends. Please indulge me for a brief moment as I embellish on the wonderful ornament of God’s blessing, my wife of 36 years, my beautiful Belinda.

She has helped me become who I am. She has never given up hope on me. By her example of selflessness she continues to provoke me to greater heights and deeper depths. She has invested her life into our children, grandchildren, family and friends, teaching us what it is to be true worshippers of God. We are better people because our lives have been touched by hers!

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.

You love me, when I am unloveable; you believe in me, when I don’t believe in myself; and you offer me grace, when I am less than gracious. I am eternally grateful that you are the woman I am spending my life with, and the only one to whom I entrusted with the Godly raising of our children.

Of course 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. Now here we are 36 years later, I and am more captivated by you today than I was then.

Your steadfastness as a rock and a foundational grounding point for our children as well as for myself is unsurpassed.

In the midst of the natural pressures of life, you endured much criticism because of the position you held 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 when you told me your heart’s calling was to be a worshiper of God, so much so that if it was necessary 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 all birthed out of the sincere heart of worship to your Lord Jesus!

“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you, my love, surpass them all!” Proverbs 31:29

Forever grateful that God saved you just for me and for our precious family.

Happy 36th Anniversary Sweetheart, I love you!

Sincerely in the eternal love of God and the grace of our Lord Jesus, your fellow worshipper,

Me :^) xoxoxo

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