I received countless hugs, notes, flowers, boxes of chocolates, many gifts, and even a very special telephone call from my precious mother-in-law, sister-in-law (Anna) and her children. But the most special gift I received this year was from my sweet husband. Beginning October 1st, he began buying birthday cards and writing in them each day. He only missed two days and that was because he was seriously sick those days with a stomach virus. So, during the Retreat, I found these 21 love letters and a rose laying across my (hotel) bed. This is not the first time David has done such a thoughtful thing for me... when we were dating he filled an entire journal with love letters to me, one letter a day for a year. I LOVE having such a sweet, thoughtful, sentimental husband!
I must honestly say that I got the better deal in this marriage of ours. I am not nearly as good as a wife to him as he is a husband to me.... and I say that with all of my heart. I could never compete with him and his love for me, though I enjoy the challenge of trying! So, here it is for the world to read: David, I love you deeply and I thank you for being the most wonderful husband in the world! I treasure you and our love for each other and thank you for being my BEST FRIEND!
ME WITH MY BEST FRIEND!
By the way, David does NOT like for me to share personal things like this, and I know he is going to be more than embarrased to read this post.... but I really wanted you to know what a great husband the Lord has given me (and if you know anything about my childhood, you will understand what a great miracle it is for me to have such a godly, loving husband...)