“Love is willing self-sacrifice for the good of another that does not require reciprocation or that the person being loved is deserving.” -Paul David Tripp
I could not have found a more perfect definition to define my husband on his birthday. He seems to have been born to love. When I see him sacrifice daily, knowing this is not normal and requires a dying to what comes natural, I see love. Putting someone else first, not questioning their worthiness is supernatural, but you do it with ease. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit, given to each one of us upon declaring Jesus Christ as our Lord, is this possible. For most of us, it doesn’t seem to happen overnight, but as the years go by. However with you, maybe you learned this sooner. You have been this way since we met.
So this year as we celebrate you, thank you for giving us the gift of your love. We are not the same because of it. Happy Birthday!