It’s his birthday tomorrow– Wednesday– and he’s experiencing his yearly bout of what-am-I-accomplishing-with-my-life self loathing.
It’s hard, you know? To still be a student, to be called (so it seems) to wait and study and prepare and never be sure what you’re waiting and studying and preparing for. It’s hard to see others having great success and then, looking at your own life and seeing something that looks very much opposite.
We must not judge our success by the standards of this world.
And I am here to say that my husband is a success; that in what God has called him to do and be he daily succeeds.
It takes courage to stay, to wait, to keep growing, to study, to persist. It takes courage to be the person God calls you to be, whether He calls you to be rich and famous and powerful or to have just enough, to be unknown to most.
I am proud of my husband, proud of his dedication to his education and to his family, proud of how hard he works every day to provide for us and to move forward. This path we walk is different from the road we thought we could discern when years ago, with dreams in our hearts, we looked ahead. But it is a good path, because we walk it together, in the will of the One who called us.
Happy birthday, sweetheart. I am proud to be your wife.