If you have been hanging out on social media for any length of time you have probably seen that open letters have become quite popular,especially on Facebook and Blogs. They are “normally” used to criticize or to complain about something or someone. I want to do something a little different today with an open letter to my wife.
I have not done a good job recently posting regularly (for which I apologize to both of my loyal readers) but I had to post today. Because today is a special day. Today is my best friend’s birthday. My helpmate, my better half, the one who completes me.
So please, my friends, read along…
Today is your birthday. It marks another year that I have had the privilege of being your husband. Far better than that it marks another year I have been your best friend. Words cannot explain how blessed I feel to be called your husband. I know that I often do not do a good job of telling you how much I appreciate you and all that you do, and that is just the least of the many ways that I fail you.
When we first started dating (nearly 12 years ago) I was overjoyed that your desire matched what I desired for my wife- to be a stay at home. It thrilled me beyond measure that we both felt that homeschooling our kids was the best decision we could make for our kids. I know that this has been a hard road for you, and has involved numerous sacrifices on your part. Those who do not think you have a “job” are quite naive.
People who have not lived in your shoes simply do not realize how much work it is for you. Taking care of the kids, taking care of the house, teaching school, and chasing a “Mito Man” are just part of your daily routine. Eight hours of uninterrupted sleep is just a distant memory for you, and you continue to push on.
You have placed the kids above your own desires time and time again without ever complaining. Although you have been wanting to work on your degree for some time, you have willingly put that aside for the sake of the kids, and as I completed my own degree. In every single area of your life you place our boys and myself above you and I am incredibly grateful.
It is impossible to place a price on everything you do for all of us. If you drew a salary for everything that you do- it would likely be around $100,000 per year. And yet you have decided that tending to the needs of your family is worth more than any salary or job. You my dear are amazing.
In all my days I never would have been so blessed to have such an amazing wife. You are selfless, Godly, and worthy of respect and admiration.
Truly Proverbs 18:22 is true in my life: “A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. “
Thank you for putting up with me.
Thank you for being my wife.
Thank you for being such an amazing Mama to our boys.
Thank you for being you.