Thursday, March 09, 2006

It is not good...

for man to be alone. And boy - do I know that.

Today is my 4th wedding anniversary, and I cannot even tell you how much of a difference my wife, Stephanie, has made in my life.

I can't give her bigger compliments than I think and believe that she is truly becoming a Proverbs 31 woman. I only say "becoming" because she is so young and so relatively new to being a wife and mother that years of expereince, growth, and maturity will make her shine as a truly godly woman.

Prov 31:10,11,26-30

An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.

She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
"Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all."
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.


Stephanie,
You are more precious to me...I can hardly stand it. I have told you many times that if I had been responsible for "picking" the perfect wife for myself, I would have chosen so many things that make up who you are - but God is gracious, and He has given me so much more than I ever knew that I needed in you. You are truly a wise, prudent, and understanding woman. You have much more of a restraint and loving way of using your speach than I do, I pray that this quality of yours will rub off on me. Micah loves you, and you can already see what a great mother you are in him. He blesses you (and me) in the way that he acts. His demeanor, temper, and genuine gentle and loving spirit are a testimony to what he sees in you.

All of my love is yours.

3 comments:

Mike said...

Congratulations!

sj said...

Sweetheart,
You are a blessing to me. I think that I read this at just the right time. Thank you for loving me and being such an encouragement to me and my wonderful (ordained by God)roles. I love being your wife, and I love being a mama to your children. I love you so dearly...My life would not be what it is without you.

Nate J. said...

EJ and Steph,
Congrats on your 4th wedding anniversary! Wow, the time sure flies by doesn't it? Lisa and I appreciate both of you two and your ministry at Ambassador. Hope you had a great anniversary together!
Nate J.

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