Typically, we both post on a subject but not today. I don’t publicly pronounce my affections to Faith for the world to see, but today is unlike any other day: It’s her birthday. One year ago, today we were in the middle of planning our wedding and the rest of our lives. To celebrate, the two of us and our chaperone Davion (yes, we had a chaperone…more on that in future posts) went to Savannah, GA. For someone who had never been to Savannah, Faith considered it her favorite city. Now, most people don’t consider a city their “favorite” until they have been there, but Faith was Faith. She knew about the history of the city and when we went on our tour of the city, she was able to tell our guide some facts about the city that they either didn’t mention or from time to time didn’t know. Yes, Faith is a closet historian.
Although I knew she was special, this experience showed me even more that before she engaged into believing in something, she did her research on the subject and made her determination before committing herself to it. This shed light into something that I knew in my heart that she was committed to me; this experience let me know that she had done “research” into who I was before committing to me. She used the best ‘Researcher’ in the universe: her relationship with God.
I am thankful for the opportunity to be her husband, helpmate and friend, but I am more thankful that God allowed us to come together in a manner that neither of us would have ever expected nor would have attempted on our own. Today I salute my bride, my queen, my wife and my friend on her birthday. I thank God for allowing you to live this time on earth and I look forward to spending even more time with you as we grow older together.