This picture is a classic example of you. Sitting on our couch, in our quirky and uniquely decorated living room, dog by your side and a coffee mug within reach while you blog.
I see the amazing woman that is my best friend. I see the woman of God that you have become from that girl you used to be. Such a change has only come from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. I see what an amazing passion you have to selflessly serve your boys in homeschooling and continually dying to your own dreams to be able to be a mom with joy and love.
I see how you understand phoebes endocrinology issues in a way that most endo docs don’t. That is a testament to how God has prepared you so well, not to be the ultimate person, but the perfect mom for Phoebe and the boys. I see HE created you and gifted you to meet the specific needs of each individual in our family; all you need to do is allow Him to do it though you.
I see “fixing” Deacon’s emotional issues seems impossible, and truthfully it is on your own. But HE has prepared you and is preparing you to do and be exactly what these boys need; a mom that will allow HIM to heal them THROUGH her, not necessarily because of her.
I see, as you let HIM, HE will use you to show them, and the world, how to suffer an go through trouble as a Christians should and help them to come out of this stronger than ever. Because we will not grieve as do those who have no hope.
I see YOU, more than anyone else I know, are equipped to go through what we are going through and to help to bring our family through it while bringing GLORY to God. Not because of you, but because you simply allow HIM through you.
I want to committee to you, to be everything God intended me to be as a dad and husband. I will fail, but I will try and re-try to be the husband you need me to be. I know I cannot accomplish anything close to this on my own and I have been and will continue to pray that HE will do this through me.
I see a girl who has so much to give to her family, friends and to the world.
Happy Birthday Nuzzle, you are my best friend…