Today is my wife’s birthday. A day for celebrating her life and who she is. Three years ago I posted this post about how incredible she is; all of which is still true today.

In his song Made for Me, TobyMac expresses his sentiment for his wife. When the song was released, I quickly became quite fond of it as it expresses my own thankfulness for my wife (lyric video below).

‘Cause she was made for me
You gave her to me
I said I’d hold on loose but I so wanna squeeze you
Just right for me and for the life of me
I can’t believe I get to call her mine

After 17 years of marriage, I still “can’t believe I get to call her mine.” I find it hard to put into words how thankful I am for my beloved bride. While I often fail at being the husband I should be to her, her unwavering commitment to Christ compels her to stand with me, even when I am helplessly broken. Her kindness and compassion, gentleness and hard work, wisdom and servant-heart are markers of her godliness as a mom, wife, and follower of Jesus. I love you, Janna! These traits have been exponentially demonstrated in this last 6 months as you have walked with me into the next chapter of our life together. May God bless you in the most abundant, exciting, and fulfilling ways!! Happy birthday!

 

…a prudent wife is from the Lord. ~ Proverbs 19:14

Who can find a wife of noble character? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will not lack anything good. ~ Proverbs 31:10-11