Tuesday, September 22, 2009

An honest portrayal of my wife...


 How many times has a man attempted to locate the words to describe the life he experiences with the woman he loves.  I know it is numerous.  However, I now join the ranks of these, shall we say star-crossed men in an attempt to describe their brides 

it is the way you still share drinks with me… your love of chic-fil-a milkshakes… how you continously show love to our daughter who can’t show it back… how you still seek to obey the Lord, when we had our 3rd baby and how you bravely endured morning sickness, the ER visits, weekly shots all for a healthy baby… it is the way you listen to my dreams and follow me as I chase them or still listen even though you know they are not realistic… 

for the way to are so patient with Abby and rescue me when I am frustrated… it is that you would still rather be with me than anyone else… for the times when I get home and you say “I need you to take us out for a while”…  it is the way you still hurt with me every day over Abby, cry out to the Lord for her and celebrated a few weeks ago as she started lifting her hands when we put her tray on in the high chair…  for the way you look so beautiful without knowing it… how you have memorized all Abby’s medicine, surgeries… your compassion for those hurting… your contagious laugh... addiction to sweet tea

Paba, I have to confess that last week I still could not believe that you picked me.  

You are by far the strongest person I have ever known, I define this by…how you cared and sat with Abby in the NICU for 6 months… that you had the courage to have more children with high risk pregnancies…  that you patiently love and care for Abby, Josiah and Levi every day… for the choice that we made for you to give up a career to care for our children


I think you might be the smartest person I know (including all the rocket scientists I work with at NASA)… you are fluent in Chinese… you can figure anything out… insight into scripture… medical knowledge…




A wife of noble character who can find? 
       She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her 
       and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm, 
       all the days of her life.

I am still crazy about you,  Happy Birthday,

Patrick


6 comments:

Kevin said...

Happy Birthday Patty!! Hope you are having a WONDERFUL day. You deserve all the best. You are a great example to look up to and follow. Thank you for living out every day to serve and follow the Lord. Love you! ~Bethany

Tiffany said...

What a post! How blessed to have a man who loves you so much and is not too macho to share it with the world.

James Lee Younger III said...

Here, Here! That was beautiful. Happy birthday, Paba!!!!

Christy Younger said...

Yay!! Paba's birthday! That was the sweetest post!

coriejones said...

Happy Birthday Patty! What a sweet husband you have! But he does have a great wife!

MaryM said...

You have me in tears AGAIN! A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. We love you all!