Happy Birthday, Kim

Through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. (Proverbs 9:11)

To my beloved wife of twenty-seven years . . .

Thank you . . .

For saying “I Do” and “I Still Do.”

For loving me unconditionally.

For forgiving me unreservedly.

For walking by my side each day.

For making every vision I had a reality.

For helping me grow and mature in my faith.

For lifting me up every time I stumbled and fell.

For getting me through seminary – twice – for the MDiv and the DMin.

For being my best friend in all the world, for better and for worse.

For being the greatest mom in the world to Brock, Jenna, Katie, and Tank.

For rejoicing with me when I was rejoicing and grieving with me when I was grieving.

There truly is no end to my thank you list. After salvation, you are the greatest gift God could have given me. I know I have not always shown it, but my life is so richly blessed because you are my wife and partner in everything we do. As I have said before, you are everything I am not . . . and that’s a lot!

Kim, here is my prayer for you today, on your birthday:

Our Father and our God, I lift my beloved Kim to you this day and pray your continued blessings and guidance in her life. Open the eyes of her heart to know just how truly loved, appreciated, and respected she is, especially when I fail to demonstrate this truth by my actions. May she experience your strength each day she rises and your security each night when she retires, and may you not only add years to her life, but life to her years. In Jesus’ name, amen.

I love you with all my heart.

Your husband and your best friend,Tommy


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