Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Today Is The Day

25 years ago today my wife and I were married. Looking back it doesn't seem like it's been that long. My wife has been my biggest cheerleader, my confidante, and best friend. She has stuck with me when I have given up on myself and been there to help me pick up the pieces when I have wrecked. Without Vicki in my life there is no telling where I have ended up, I do know it wouldn't have been where I am now. She has lifted me up when I needed it and held me back when I needed it also. I guess the best way I can describe my wife is using scripture.

                                   Proverbs 31:10-31

10     jWho 3can find a 4virtuous wife?
     For her worth is far above rubies.
11     The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
     So he will have no lack of gain.
12     She does him good and not evil
     All the days of her life.
13     She seeks wool and flax,
     And willingly works with her hands.
14     She is like the merchant ships,
     She brings her food from afar.
15     kShe also rises while it is yet night,
     And lprovides food for her household,
     And a portion for her maidservants.
16     She considers a field and buys it;
     From 5her profits she plants a vineyard.
17     She girds herself with strength,
     And strengthens her arms.
18     She perceives that her merchandise is good,
     And her lamp does not go out by night.
19     She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
     And her hand holds the spindle.
20     mShe extends her hand to the poor,
     Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21     She is not afraid of snow for her household,
     For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22     She makes tapestry for herself;
     Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23     nHer husband is known in the gates,
     When he sits among the elders of the land.
24     She makes linen garments and sells them,
     And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25     Strength and honor are her clothing;
     She shall rejoice in time to come.
26     She opens her mouth with wisdom,
     And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27     She watches over the ways of her household,
     And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28     Her children rise up and call her blessed;
     Her husband also, and he praises her:
29     “Many daughters have done well,
     But you excel them all.”
30     Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
     But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31     Give her of the fruit of her hands,
     And let her own works praise her in the gates.
The New King James Version. 1996, c1982 (Pr 31:24). Thomas Nelson: Nashville
So here it is Happy Anniversary to my Proverbs 31 wife you complete me in to many to list here so I will just say I LOVE YOU and I wouldn't trade any day of the last 25 years if I had to go through them again without you by my side. Heres to another 25 years until we are old and gray.                 
                                                                      God Bless, Jay

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