Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 18th Anniversary and I celebrated my 14th Mother’s Day! My husband came home Friday with flowers and informed me that he was taking me out. We had a wonderful evening together. We spent Saturday together as a family and then spent yesterday with our church family. We had a blessed service. Yesterday afternoon we spent the day with some friends -another pastor and his family. They, too, live far away from their family. We enjoyed a good meal, visited, and let the children swim. (The only downfall was that I could not spend the day with my mother and family in Arkansas. But she was in my thoughts and prayers all day long.)
It seems only appropriate to celebrate our Anniversary and Mother’s day together. Without 18 wonderful years of marriage, I couldn’t enjoy the 14 blessed years of motherhood. The high calling of being a wife and mother surpasses all others. There is no nobler task than to strive to be a godly wife and helpmeet to my husband. And there is no higher commission than that of bringing up children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. My husband is my champion and he makes being a wife and mother a complete joy. He only expects from me what my Lord expects from me. “…to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed,” Titus 2:4-5.
Thank you, my love, for 18 years. We have experienced many mountain tops and have grown closer to the Lord and each other through many valleys. I love you more today than ever before.