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Friday, August 22, 2008

Go Steve... It's Your Birthday!



Almost 12 years ago (this month) I married my EXACT opposite.


He's smart, reflective, quiet, scheduled and a huge planner.


I, on the other hand, am spontaneous, loud, a talker and enjoy doing things on the fly!


He is good with numbers. (Like scary good. Like does all sorts of math in his head.)


I am good at talking.


He is very realistic.


I am a dreamer.

When we started dating, people who knew us would just look at us and say, "REALLY?"


Thing is... the most important thing that we did have in common was our love of Jesus.


Without the saving blood of Jesus both of us would be lost and both of us would be doomed.

He has saved us from a certain life of misery and an eternity of suffering.


As we dated we found that we had more in common than either of us thought.

We both like to serve at church.

We both like football!

We both like to teach.

We both enjoy a good meal with friends.

We both like to laugh.

We both like to travel.

And we both have loving families who support us, love us and are still together after 40+ years of marriage each.

We both have one brother each, and we are both the oldest sibling in our families.


Where I am weak, he is strong. Where I lack confidence, he has it. When I get scared, he is there. His steady, constant and quiet ways are comforting to me and I know that I can depend on him no matter what.


And then to top it off I walked downstairs the other day and this is what I found:
My husband and daughter sitting in the same chair....
having their quiet time before school and work. Priceless.
Honey, I am so proud of you! You are such a hard worker. You are such an incredible dad and husband and I am really proud of how much you have grown in your responsibilities at work! God has blessed me beyond measure with you! Many people did not think that we would be a good fit, but God has had a plan for us ever since we met. He has taken our strengths and weaknesses and used them to compliment each other! PRAISE HIM! We have been through some pretty hard situations, but you have always stuck by me and shown me unconditional love and support! I am so grateful that the Lord put you in my life and I hope today is a super great day for you!!
Happy BIRTHDAY Steve!! I LOVE YOU!! (And you will always be older than me. Just a sweet little reminder.)

6 comments:

Faith said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Faith said...

Okay, not sure what just happened, but there was going to be more to that comment than just Happy Birthday!

Steve, we love you and are so thankful to be partners with you in ministry and in life. I am so thankful for the love, counsel, support and prayers you have offered to us over the years.

We pray God's richest blessings on you this year and can't WAIT to see what He has in store for you, Melissa and Caroline!

Lots of love,
Faith and Chad

P.S. You will always be older than me too ;-)

MiMi said...

Awww...I have tears in my eyes after reading this sweet tribute to such a godly husband, father, and friend!

May God richly bless you on your birthday, Steve, and may this year be the absolute BEST year yet!

Happy Birthday!

Belle-ah said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I love the photo of dad and daughter.

JenB said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm late! We love you and are so glad to call you friend. Hope you had a great day (and weekend)! We know how you people like to party up a birthday!

(and um, you'll always be older than us too! heehee!)

Heather said...

That picture of them with their bibles is priceless! That is just the most wonderful, precious thing!

LOVE the new blog look!!!! Blessings to you and happy b-day to your hubby!