Thursday, February 25, 2010

happy birthday to my beloved

today is the day my sweet husband turns 31!
We were talking about it last night on the way to church.
Turning 30 is one thing...
but turning 31 is something different.
Now that he's 31 he's actually IN his 30's!
Let me tell you a little bit about my amazing husband.
It is after all, his special day so I thought I'd take a moment to brag.

Greg and I met in 1999 during a youth ministry retreat in college.
It was my sophomore year of college and I innocently
assumed he was a freshman since I'd never seen him before.
Turns out he was a transfer student and in his third year of college.
Good! I never was one to date a younger man!

Our relationship started out with me being his
youth ministry team leader, and he a faithful member.
We started with a strong base...
firmly on the Word of Christ.
Doing Bible studies with our group,
praying together, learning more and more
about each other in an open, honest and Christ-centered way.

Not much has changed,
well, besides
our address,
waist size,
marital status,
parental status,
name pre-fix,
and job status
we're pretty much the same.

We love to stay home and watch movies,
we love to eat out and do more often than we should.
We love to play with our children and make them laugh,
We love to play games and hang out with friends,
but would rather do so at home than in a crowded place.
We are still firmly rooted in the Word of Christ.
We still pray together and for each other.
And we're learning more and more about each other
in an open, honest and Christ-centered way.

This man is amazing.
He has such a heart for people.
He cares so much for his family and friends.
He cares so much for the sheep of his congregation.
His heart hurts when they do,
and rejoices with their triumphs as well.

He's such an incredible husband and father as well.
He makes the children laugh,
he teaches them manners and
most importantly he teaches them
about the LOVE of Christ!

He helps me around the house when I ask for it,
and often times without me asking!
He gives the kiddos their baths!!!
Which is huge in my book because
by the end of the day I'm just plum tired,
and it's a great way for them to connect!
He surprises me with little things,
flowers, an act of service, organizing things,
and again, just sharing the LOVE of Christ!

I am so blessed to be married to this man!
He's incredible, awesome and downright amazing!
He will tell you otherwise, because he's humble like that.
He cares and is transparent in a way I've never known before.
He makes me want to be a better me!
But in the mean time he loves me for who I am!!!

This amazing man also writes daily
devotional thoughts on his blog!
He hasn't written one since last week,
but it's the middle of one of the busiest seasons in the church year,
so we gotta cut him some slack!

If you'd be so inclined to wish him a Happy Birthday
I'm SURE he'd love to hear it and to hear
encouragement for all he does for our church,
for his family and for me!
You can leave him a comment here or on his blog!

Happy Birthday baby! I love you more than I can say!
I hope you know how special you are today!!!
(and every day)

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Such a sweet post!!

Happy Birthday to your husband!!!