Tomorrow is a very special day for our family. It is Abigail’s BIRTHDAY!!!! Birthdays really are special days; they give us the opportunity to reflect on the blessings that have come through and from a particular individual. This year has especially been a year that I can see God’s blessings in giving me Abigail as my wife. I have heard it said, that if you really want to know what’s in an individuals heart, watch them as they respond to trials and pressures. As you also know, our conduct in private can sometimes be the opposite of the appearance we give to the public. As some one who has watched and walked with Abi during trials and pressures, I want to tell you what is really there.
While Abi is human and has struggled with doubts and fears, these have not characterized her response to the trials and pressures of 2013. I have seen a heart that is full of concern and love toward her children and husband. I have seen a learners spirit that is willing to read, research, and put into action medical and therapy plans for our son. I have seen a weak, weary woman fight to be thankful for the blessings she received in the midst of great trials. I have seen an individual that has been very open about her need of a gracious God to give strength and support. To sum it up, I have seen love embodied in a human. Not perfect love, but real love. The kind that cries and laughs, the kind that is weary but still keeps going, the kind that is scared but still trusts. To this incredible woman that I am blessed to call my wife, I would like to say Happy Birthday.
Would you help me celebrate Abi’s birthday? If you have been blessed by Abi in any way or would just like to express something nice, would you take the time to do that today or tomorrow? I realize that many people read and never comment, and that’s ok. But, it would be a great gift of encouragement if you were to leave a comment.
Thanks, and God Bless