Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Happy of happies!


'Twas this day in ninety-nine
When all gathered for one good time
To watch Chad & Erin become one flesh
As all around wished them the best.

So to commemorate this special day
A simple poem that will say
Of all the people who have lives
That you have touched as husband and wife.

The most obvious and grand
Those children who cling to your hand.
You build a home with foundation strong
And teach them to whom their lives belong.
The gentle voice of Anna Kate
As Max's hands fly place to place
Plus voices who are still today
Of Jacob Lane and Riley May
All form words of thanks and praise
From the little ones you raise.

Even though the foundation stinks
And dishes sometimes pile up in the sink,
Despite its imperfections still
the doors of your home open at will.
For a night or a week or a month or five
You invite us in to share your lives.

In all these things its beauty lies
the heart of you home: Jesus Christ.

Happy anniversary Chad & Erin! We love you and count our lives richer in knowing you.

2 comments:

Mrs. Jamie Butts :) said...

That was beautiful, guys! Yea for the Gerlts and how they have touched our lives. I can't wait to see you both!

gerlthouse said...

Sweet Becky and Kevin-
You made our day. I sat here and cried as I read your words. We love you guys-