Today is your birthday...
Jeremy... your birthday is almost over, but I didn't want the day to end without me telling you a few things.
There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not so incredibly thankful for having you as my husband... my companion. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude when I think of how the Lord has blessed me through you. We were so young when we decided that we wanted to marry each other... only 17. I didn't know what I was doing... neither did you...we were just goofy kids :) I didn't know what I was getting with you. I just thought you were cute and really fun to hang out with :) But God did... and he gave me you. He gave me so much more than I could have hoped for...
I didn't know that you were going to make me feel like the most beautiful woman in world. I didn't know that you would cherish me and take care of me the way you do...that you would spoil me with endless diet coke, insanely late hang-out nights, and lots of babies. :)
I didn't know that you were going to be such an incredible father. A father who not only loves and encourages with tender affection, but also diligently strives to instruct his children in biblical truth. I didn't know that you would be such a partner in parenting... that you would be so supportive and encouraging.
I didn't know that you were going to throw away your dreams of success in the business world to follow God's call into ministry. I didn't know that you would become a man who would inspire me... a man who's passionate and holds to his convictions...a man who's optimistic and strong... a man who's full of dreams and plans... a man who wants to be used by God no matter what the cost. I look at you and see all your God given strengths. I don't know what exactly God is going to do with all those strengths, but I feel priviledged to be the woman on your arm... because I know he's going to use you. And I can't wait to give him all the glory as I see him accomplish his purpose through you.
I didn't know that I was getting such a good man... I didn't know that I would feel so proud to be your wife... I didn't know that I could love you this much.
Happy Birthday, Baby :)