Monday, October 01, 2007

Wife of My Youth

The Bible says that every good gift comes from God, so I am most thankful to God for blessing me with this beautiful woman you see me beside. Recently I had lunch with a single man and was reminded of bachelorhood. Though it was good to be single, I can not imagine going back. My life has forever been changed with Beck in it.

Beck works hard to feed me with healthy dishes. She wakes every morning at 4 a.m and goes to pick fresh fruit to put in our oatmeal...Ok, maybe not, but she does labor very diligently to take care of me by preparation of meals. The wife of my youth has freed me to do many other things leaving me to think very little about buying, preparing, and cooking food. For this I am most thankful.

My sweet wife has gentled me for the better. Though I tell her infrequently, she has taken this rough grizzly bear and softened him (but don't get me wrong, there is still plently of grizzly left in this bear). Beck has given me insight and thoughtfulness to others that I would otherwise miss. She adds a new degree to those that I can minister to and how I minister to them. For that I am most thankful.

Becky adds this whole new social flavor to my life. She befriends and loves people with sensitivity and thoughtfulness. Beck has a beautful personality which I love. It can be virbrant beyond anything I could muster for myself. She hosts and warms people to our home. This was one of the most blessed of suprises for me after we were married. For that I am thankful.

My sweet wife adds a new creativity to my life. There are new levels of fun that Beck has brought into my life, usually this fun results in laughter and memories. If anything can be said about my creative wife, it is that she makes me smile when she is creative. And that is one of the things I enjoy most about my wife. For that I am most thankful.

Is this the extent of my wife? Hardly, rather it is merely the limit of the pictures that I could apply to this present post. My wife serves and loves me in ways that a picture can't display. How do you photograph 40 hours a week, so that I can go to school? How do you photograph, trusting and following your husband toward another state away from family and friends? How do you photograph, sacrificing many things for the sake of your husband and where he is leading your family? You don't. This is the woman God let me marry. And though Beck is all these things and does all these things, the thing that I value most about my sweet wife, is that she would have no problem affirming that every good gift, namely the strength and ability and heart to do all these acts, are from God and not herself. I love my wife.


Chris & Sarah Peek said...

It would be nice that all men see their wives as a gift from God. They are indeed. A delightful post brother.

justin & angela said...

I agree that your sweet wife is a precious gift, not only to you, but to her friends as well!
Love ya Beck!

Jamie Butts said...

Good post, brother. I like your wife a whole lot. :) Miss ya'll.

Matt and Terra said...

I'm crying at my office and people are staring. Beautiful!!! Love you!

The Miersma Family said...

i enjoyed this post because i too enjoy becky! and i think you did a fine job corresponding the images with your words!!! :)

gerlthouse said...

Made me miss you guys even more than I already did. We were just talking about you yesterday. Sigh. Miss you.
And the 4am to pick fruit made me laugh out loud sitting here all alone. It gave me the ugly face, in fact.
I love Becky, too. And Kevin. And Becky and Kevin together.

The Miersma Family said...

tag! you're it becky (if you want to participate)! that way this time we can learn more about kevin...check out my blog for the details.....jennifer

Holly said...

tear-jerker of a post!