My dearest husband,
Today you turned fifty! I know it seems old, well, depending on perspective, it sort of is. But don’t let that bother you, it ain’t nothing but a thing! It matters not to me.
You are my bestest friend ever! I am able to share my heart of hearts with you. You are my biggest encourager and advocate. There is NOTHING I would rather do than be with you! We have so much fun together. You make me laugh so hard! I have no idea how I got so blessed with you, but I will not question it.
I love this new season of life we are in. I love the ones we have already been in, and I look forward to the ones to come.
I pray you know today and everyday just how very much you are loved and cherished, not only by us, but by your heavenly Father! He chose you. He loves you. You are precious in His sight!
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
“Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it? (selections from Isaiah 43)
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)
Let’s press on, my sweet, no matter what comes ahead, we have HIM! ‘I love you’ hardly seems strong enough, but I LOVE YOU! I really, really do!