>My Second Greatest Gift

>On this date in 1982 a pastor said, “wilt thou?” and I wilted.

Hard to fathom it has been 28 years since Jane and I became one. Next to salvation alone, she is my greatest gift…a wondrous wife, a marvelous mom, a faithful friend, a willing worker, a persistent pray-er, a kapable-kicker-in-the-butt when I need it, and so much more.

What a ride it has been…living in Phillipsburg, Ks; Rhinelander, Wi; Bath, NY; Shakopee, Mn; back to Bath, NY; and now Missouri.

Four wonderful kids…two the old-fashioned way, two adopted at birth.

Struggles, victories, trials, testings, unspeakable joy, inexpressible anguish…all the stuff that is part of real life (as opposed to ‘your best life now’)

Putting up with me, my schedule, my stuff of life…Jane should get a medal…yet I know she will be rewarded greatly at the Judgment Seat of Christ. I know it’s normal to say a wife is a Proverbs 31 woman…but…she is.

Every husband who has a brain knows that his wife is the greatest wife of all time.

I’m glad our anniversary is around (and every 7 years, on) Thanksgiving…

Because I am so very, very thankful that the Lord brought Jane into my life, as well as my heart.