Thursday, September 25, 2008

 {His Birthday}

He means the world to me. In honor of his special day I want to try to impart just a bit of how amazing he is. I say 'just a bit' because words would fail to ever convey the extent of his remarkable character.
Dave wrote this a few years ago when he was challenged to consider a clear direction and vision statement for his family. A copy of this in on our refrigerator and we see it daily. When I read it for the first time I do believe I fell in love with him all over again. :)
Our Vision Statement
I will strive to be daily seeking God's will for my life
I will strive to love my wife the way that Christ loved the church
We will strive to love our children
By loving our children we will discipline them and teach them of God's love
As a family we will strive to be active in our local church so we can be an encouragement, as well as being encouraged by others.
We will seek to serve God with our lives, whether being a full time godly example in every day life, or being in full time Christian ministry
We desire to raise a family that will impact the world for the cause of Christ
We can do none of this on our own, but only through the power of God in our lives when we choose to submit to His will
He's really special! He is not super human and certainly struggles with all the normal daily life issues that every one else does. It is for that reason that I am so proud of him. When things get tough, he has been willing to fight for all that is good and right. I love him for so many reasons but really respect him for those moments when he has chosen to pass up the easiest path for the best path.
Happy 36 baby!
Integrity compassion creativity strong hard working giving funny romantic helpfull father friend chef smart silly generous quiet loving open patient responsible friendly tender
~David~

21 comments:

BaronessBlack said...

How lovely! Happy Birthday from the UK!

Smilingsal said...

Wow! What a man!

Happy Birthday to him!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Happy Birthday Dave!

Tonya said...

So sweet! happy birthday to your man!!!

Anne Elizabeth said...

The vision statement he wrote is really neat! Happy Birthday.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Very sweet. You netted yourself a good one, too.

Amy said...

Wendi, What a great post. I know you are so blessed to have a loving, Christian man to share your life with. Pass on Birthday wishes from our family. Blessings.

Amanda said...

happy birthday to your hubby...he is one lucky guy to have you and your little ones...

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Girl, you are so blessed. :) (As is he!) Happy Birthday, Dave...enjoy spending time with your beautiful family!

Joyfulsheep said...

Happy birthday Dave!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hey, I think we live very near each other.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful tribute!
Happy Birthday to your David!

creative gal said...

That is cool! Happy Birthday to your hubby!!

Aspiemom said...

You are very blessed that your husband is a Christian leader. It's obvious how much you love him.

Happy birthday to your husband!

dani said...

what a great guy you have, wendi!!!
happy birthay to him:D
love,
dani

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Sweet. Happy Birthday!

And you're gonna do the video ... cool.

Cathy - Mommy Motivation said...

That is beautiful!

Happy Birthday to Wendi's Hubby. :)

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Dave!!! We're both 36 now!! Shhh don't tell!!! Have a great one!!

mamachristina said...

what a sweet picture of the two of you.

Aminta said...

Happy, Happy BIRTHDAY!