Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Two Great Men

Two great men were born on this day: George Washington and Man of the House. One of them is famous and has had many books written about him. The other is obscure, ordinary, and unimportant in the eyes of the world but is so very significant, extraordinary and important to his family.

To My Husband~

I have watched you over the years forego many of your own desires in order to grant the desires of your wife and daughters. You have gone without and sacrificed many things for us. You have worked harder, longer, and more tirelessly than anyone should have to to provide so abundantly for us. Thank you.

You have kept your family at the center of your life (with Christ as the center of that center) and blessed us with your time, attention, and commitment. You have never let hobbies or work come before us, and I've never once doubted your love and faithfulness toward us. Thank you.

You have consistently and faithfully acted as the "house pastor" of our family. You've led us in prayer, the reading of the Scriptures, and weekly worship. We have grown in the Lord through your service, the result being an adult daughter walking with the Lord alongside her believing husband, another daughter about to be confirmed in the faith, and a wife who has grown greatly in the faith (I hope and believe!) under your leadership. Thank you.

You have taken difficult stands and made hard decisions. You have not caved in to the pressures of the world but stood firm for what is right and true and good, even when it wasn't easy and meant a more difficult path lay ahead. You follow the calling God has given you even if it means being misunderstood and undervalued. Thank you.

You are the best man I know, and I am very blessed and privileged to be your wife, as are our girls to be your daughters. Happy 47th birthday!


  1. Happy Birthday to Dave! I enjoyed your lovely birthday tribute, Martha. It is indeed a blessing beyond to compare to have a loving husband who first and foremost leads his wife and children in the Lord and to the Lord.

  2. Aww, shucks. My three girls have made it easy, at least a lot easier than a lot of families I've watched would. You make my home a place where it is a delight to live, lead, and serve.

  3. If you think about it, he DOES teach people who live all over the world, so he is kinda famous-ish. :P

    Happy birthday!


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