Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wife for Life Turns 32!

Let's be abundantly clear; this is NOT a post about Martha's "Wife for Life" turning 32.

This IS, however, a post about Martha's husband's "Wife for Life" turning 32, which happens today, January 29, 2009.

So, in the spirit of the previous two posts, Martha's husband lovingly rolls out --

32 things I love about my "Wife for Life" (with bonus item #33 thrown in because I realized I had misnumbered the list I gave her):

1. She is a Godly, "Proverbs 31" woman
2. She is a hard worker, setting a good example for our boys
3. She keeps a clean, clutter-free house
4. She always makes sure her family has clean clothes to wear
5. She is not afraid to get out of her comfort zone to meet the needs/desires of her family
6. *Censored*
7. People enjoy talking to her and being around her
8. She has a heart for ministry & service to God and others
9. Her beautiful smile!
10. She has her priorities in order
11. She's a great piano player and makes it easy for people (mostly me) to sing well
12. *Censored*
13. She is a good cook -- makes delicious meals
14. She keeps the cars clean (yeah, really guys)
15. She has a great sense of style
16. She's a classy "dresser" (meaning she dresses classily, not that she's a classy-looking piece of bedroom furniture)
17. Being a first-class wife and mother IS her calling AND career -- she believes that the "sound doctrine" Paul gives in Titus 2:4, 5 is truly that and not just a quaint, archaic suggestion! (Stepping down off of soapbox now)
18. Pretty woman!
19. Homeschooling is part of her "calling" and "career" -- and she takes it dead seriously
20. She's incredibly intelligent (why she married me, of course!) :-)
21. Her relationship with God is the most important thing in her life
22. Her relationship with her family springs from and is directly related to #21 (did I mention she has her priorities in order?)
23. *Censored*
24. She bends over backwards to keep me happy
25. She is not afraid to speak out against wrong and injustice
26. She is compassionate
27. She is more objective than many people -- a very important quality to me
28. *Censored*
29. She's both rocksolid and flexible as Gumby -- depending on what the situation needs
30. She is very creative
31. She is disciplined without being obsessed
32. *Censored*
33. (Bonus item) She epitomizes everything a good, Godly wife and mother should be -- and I love her for it!

Happy 32nd birthday to the most wonderful woman in the world. I love you, Martha!

From "Your Wonderful Hub"

  posted at 9:01 AM  

At 10:15 AM, Blogger Tamra said...

VERY sweet, Troy! Happy, happy birthday to you, Martha! Hope you have a wonderful day.

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

This post makes me want to grow up and be just like Martha! Really! :-)

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Mom C said...

#34-Martha is a kind and considerate daughter-in-law! Oh, that God would help every married couple to have so clearly defined and LIVE their priorities! Happy Birthday dear Martha. I love you, too!

At 1:58 PM, Blogger tacomom said...

What a totally sweet thing for you to do, Troy! I was shocked to see that you followed her lead and put something for every year. Great job!
And Happy Birthday, Martha! Hope your guys give you a celebration to remember :)

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Aw, now that's just absolutely awesome! I love it. Happy Birthday, Martha!

At 4:04 PM, Blogger sherryldickinson said...

My! You folks are really celebrating the birthdays in January! You should just go ahead and change Troy's and Silas' birthdays to January also, then, you could have just ONE GRAND celebration!
I loved Troy's introduction to his list of loves about his wife. And, I liked how he gradually stepped down off his soapbox.
It is fun reading blogs and seeing how different personalities write about things. Now, you Martha, make things seem so funny and you state things from a quite interesting perspective.
Well, anyway, have a wonderful birthday day, week, and year.
I appreciate you folks.
Love, Sherry in Phoenix

At 4:09 PM, Blogger sherryldickinson said...

PS - I forgot to state that I think that is one awesome picture of you two. You both look so nice in it, and you look like you love each other. Smile.

At 6:23 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

Wow! I am not sure what to say. . . So very sweet and was better than any gift - even Vera Bradley. :-)
Whew! Hope I can keep living up to this! :-)

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Mindy said...

Happy Birthday! I am sure you will be able to live up to it:)

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Norma Gwen Watson said...

Great job, Troy! And I love the picture of you all together!

At 11:16 PM, Blogger Julie Waggoner said...

Happy Birthday to you!

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

Happy Birthday, Martha! God bless! Love ya!
From the Cook Family

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Danessa Riggs said...

Hope your day was wonderful. Very sweet list from Troy.

At 11:42 PM, Blogger Janette said...

Very nice, Troy! It's great you have such a wonderful wife for life!

Martha, you are blessed to have such a thoughtful husband who thinks so highly of you!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

At 1:36 PM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

Love it that the "hacker" got a-hold of your blog...he did a GREAT job with his nice list! (I loved the Censored ones!! =)
So glad that y'all have each other. Love the pic of y'all, really nice. Happy Belated birthday, Martha! I hope that it was a happy one!

At 11:44 AM, Blogger Jenna Dewhurst said...

Ok, after reading that I can't figure out if I just want to be exactly like you or find a husband exactly like yours! lol
Happy birthday from South Dakota
God bless!


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