January 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kirby!


If I paid you a salary out of my own earnings for every hour that you put in, for the quality of work you turn out, for the dedication to your work place, I would have to take out loans — a lot of them — just to pay you. What you bring to this family is invaluable to me!

You are the most precious thing to me. "A wife of noble character is her husbands crown" (Prov. 12:4). You are my most treasured possession! You are my crown! And not like a Burger King crown. "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all!" (Prov. 21:39) I feel like the grandest of kings with you as my bride.

I have never seen sweeter children and it is a complete joy (and learning experience) to watch you love them the way that you do. I also haven't seen many sassier children, but, obviously, I love that characteristic. The fruit of your tireless work are these precious children who so tenderly love Jesus and love others.

You not only pour yourself out to your family, you do so with so many college girls, so many young moms, so many friends. You are a blessing to all who know you — to all who meet you!

It is truly amazing to get to watch you grow into the mature woman that you are. If I was to be so bold as to ask God for one more blessing outside of this precious gift of His Son, it would surely be for you — a companion who proves God's sovereignty that it is not good for man to be alone.

"How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!" (1 John 3:1)

I love you and I hope your day is special. Happy Birthday!

Char, The most blessed


Angela said...

Happy Birthday Kirby!
Hope your day is AWESOME! ;-)

Justin and Julie said...

What lovely words, stemming from God's truth and goodness! Thank you both for the sweet example you set in marriage, parenthood and friendships. Blessings!

sandi bruss said...

well...again, charlie, your words are the sweetest things i've ever read. are you secretly a writer? you two really are such shining examples of marriage and parenthood and friendships.

i'm forever thankful to you both for mentoring miss em and showing her God's love through the two of you and your precious little ones.

happy birthday, kirby!
much love, sandi

Brettney and Key Bradley said...

Charlie, you have such an amazing wife. Can I have her?