Today is a very special day. It’s my wife’s birthday.
There are very few people like Mandi in the world. Few people have the wisdom, tenacity, compassion, forbearance, and kindness to put up with me for more than two-and-a-half decades. I often wonder why she hasn’t left. Maybe she’s too stubborn. Then I think maybe it’s that divorce just isn’t an option for her. But when I ask her, she say’s she’s still here because she loves me. That is ridiculously amazing to me. And a great relief. Because I love her too. More than she will ever know.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
(Proverbs 31:28-31, NIV).
That’s you dear!
I love you Mandi! Happy birthday!!