Sunday, September 25, 2016


I can't believe I've only been your wife for a little over a year. It feels like I've loved you forever. 

I'll never forget those last breathless moments before we got married. Mom, sisters, friends, hair-doers and decorators were gone, and it was just. . . me, waiting in that dark stairwell, alone with the biggest decision of my life. 

I hadn't let myself take it all in, really, until this final, quiet moment. Somehow I could sense that He was with me in the stillness. "Thank you.  Lord, Thank you." I was finally able to cry, with no one watching.  "..For hearing every prayer, for seeing every tear..Thank you for making all my little-girl dreams come give me grace to be the wife that You want me to be, help me to be a blessing to this amazing man of character..."

And then it was my turn. They opened the doors, and every head turned. I looked up; there you were. I still couldn't believe you were standing up there for me. You? Want Me? How could this miracle be real. Grace -That's all.

The overwhelming happiness that you gave me from the beginning, is the same happiness that wells up when you walk in the door every night. I still get butterflies when I look at you. It still thrills me when you reach for my hand. And I still don't feel like I deserve the gift that you are - but I guess that's partly what Love is. Perfect thankfulness. 

A little over a year, and I love you more every day. Thank you for being the answer to my prayers, Hun. I've never been this happy before.

Happy Birthday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ethan! You are an amazing son-in-law and we love you very much!
~Mom Py