Bonus Box

IMG_8145Today just could not end without me typing out a few words celebrating my husbands birthday. If you know him, you know he is kind and calm. He is a man that doesn’t strive to be noticed or get recognition, but does the job placed before him to the best of his ability. He tries new things and constantly amazes me with the things he figures out. He isn’t a big talker, which helps because I tend to be. He is loved and respected by me and our children and takes opportunities often to show love and respect back to us all.

I have to tell you that when I was in college, and really wanting to be married since the time I was like three, I sat down and wrote out a list in the back of my Student Bible of the things I wanted in my long awaited husband. The list was extensive with love and follow Jesus at the top. At the bottom of the page, I drew a box and entitled it bonus box. In this box I wrote sings and plays the guitar.  So, imagine my delight when I walked into the Sunday morning worship service at Young Life camp and there stood Damon holding a guitar and singing! Inside my head I’m pretty sure I screamed “bonus box”!!

Years later, the back of my Bible does not contain enough space or bonus boxes to write out all this man has become. He has far exceeded my list with being more than I thought I wanted or needed. He does this because he loves God first. It is the Lord that  directs his steps and who he turns to in order to lead our family. With putting God in his rightful place, he is able to lead, love and serve beyond anything he could do on his own. Our family is blessed because of this man and we look forward to celebrating!

Happy Birthday!!!!

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