My husband is pretty special to me. And today is his 31st birthday.
Stephen is the type that gets better with age. Every year he grows wiser and more thoughtful, yet he maintains his fun loving spirit.
On this launch of his 31st year, these are the admirable qualities I'm especially grateful for.
*He faithfully takes his family to church. Not to prove he is "good." But because he knows his need for Jesus, our family's need to hear the gospel, and the rich blessings that come from relationships with other Christians. Not once in our married life do I recall him saying "let's skip this Sunday." It's assumed, we're going. He even takes the kids by himself on my work weekends. I think this is a rare trait and I'm grateful for his leadership in this department.
*He is self made. Stephen is an entrepreneur. He started a business from scratch. And I mean from scratch. He works hard. He provides well and does it with a good attitude.
*He disciplines our children. For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines Hebrews 12:6. I see Stephen not just having affection for our children, but I see him doing the hard work of teaching, training, and disciplining.
*He is fun to live with and he is my friend.
Stephen, you are so precious to me. And I love you this year more than ever.
Happy Birthday! I love your life.