It’s our seven-year anniversary today.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord (Proverbs 18:22).
I’m thankful to God my good thang is a beautiful passionate Jesus-loving red-headed senorita with a killer sense of humor.
She’s a hardworking stay at home mom who gives meticulous care to our two sons, manages and organizes our household, and has successfully started her own business this past year. Because of my lack of mechanical skill she stresses more about household maintenance than any wife should (to my shame I know). I practically have to Google how to replace a light bulb. On top of all this, she has taken on organizing and revamping the young children’s ministry at our church…and all this WITH dinner duty to boot.
I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to her for every unpicked-up towel, abandoned coffee cup, and loitering pair of shoes I have been responsible for. I have acted like a spoiled rotten little boy for long stretches in our marriage.
We strengthen the theory that opposites attract. She’s short, I’m tall. She leans Wesleyan, I lean Reformed. She’s outgoing, I’m an introvert. She takes the angry bull by the horns, I try to talk the bull out of its anger.
So I am thankful for God’s gracious provisional help-meet to me. She is a blessing and a compliment to my many weaknesses as a man. I am learning daily all the practical implications of loving a wife as “Christ loved the church” (Eph 5:25-32).
I pray I am much better at cherishing her ten, twenty, and fifty years down the road of matrimony than I am now.
I love you Jessica Lee Daniels. May the only thing that breaks our covenant be death. And even in our stumbling weakness: May we continue to image forth the ancient love affair between the Bridegroom and His bride, as His grace continually enables us.