Today is my wife's birthday and I have always felt that I am the most blessed man on earth to be married to her. I am bias of course, and what husband would not be if he feels he is truly blessed!
Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.
So today, I have the privilege to declare one more time my undying love (until the day I die that is!) for her and if I have to go back in time, I would still make the same decision to marry her and I hope she feels the same. :) I love her as my wife and best friend, as the mother of my three boys and most of all a beloved child of our Heavenly Father.
Once, while preparing for a sermon about impactful living and the life skills that we need to have, I asked her how she would preach it. She said it is all about relating to others and she would preach her 3-point sermon this way.
1. The person you are talking to is not you. (People don’t think like you.)
2. There’s always two sides to a coin. - (Listen. Don't be too quick to talk.)
3. Love your neighbor as yourself. – (Treat others the way you would have them treat you.)
What wisdom that comes out from someone ad lib. It is just part of her life and that's why I am blessed!
I thought the best tribute, of the many messages she received today, is this one from a fellow cell member of the same name:
Happy Birthday Aunty Stella! Thanks for showing us that a woman can be authoritative yet gentle, to be admired instead of feared, respectable yet approachable. Thanks for showing with your life the wisdom of submission and how beautiful that makes of a woman and her family. May God continue to shine through your deeds and bless your family. Have a blast!
I rest my case! Blessed Birthday My Dear!