My friend, Steve, made a comment in my last post about how courageous Debbie is. I want to say how grateful I am for my wife. Being married to me, she has been on one wild ride. I know each pastoral/spiritual move we have made has been challenging. I also know the changes in my theology have been challenging. And now our decision to explore Eastern Orthodoxy will probably pose even more and greater challenges. But through it all, Debbie has expressed her love, respect and trust as we attempt to find what is truly best for our family. I am such a blessed man to have her for my wife. She’s my best friend and her strength constantly astounds me.
There’s a chorus from a Sister Hazel song that expresses my feelings:
“I wanna tell everybody everybodythat you’re so much more than they’ve ever even seen beforeAnd I wanna tell everybody everybodyIf they touched your hand then they’d never want to let you go.”
I love you, Deb!
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I think she’s pretty cool too. We are very blessed men.
Thank you so much for having such love and admiration for me. I am blessed to have a husband who is passionately pursuing the full life of God and who is willing to take risks to follow Him. I have to set the story straight right now though… I am not that courageous! Sometimes, I am downright scared of moving ahead and feel my feet rooting into the place where I am or itching to go back to where I came from. But, I guess the fear of staying the same as I am right now is what is drives me to take another step.
Right now I feel like I am hanging back as I watch Jason scout the lay of the land ahead. (That doesn’t seem very couragous, does it?) I wish I was more like Abraham… he heard God clearly and just got up and did what he was told to do (most of the time). I do not hear God that clearly, neither do I obey that readily.
Change IS hard! Going through change with someone that you love and respect is still hard, but it makes the tricky spots easier to navigate. I love you Jason! I am glad to be on this journey with you!