Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Fourteen Years


I am no doubt the most blessed of all men. Shari and I celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary today. The Proverbs contain a prophecy that is an obvious forecast of my wife:

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her,and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm,all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax,and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant;she brings her food from afar. She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens. She considers a field and buys it;with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff,and her hands hold the spindle. She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household,for all her household are clothed in scarlet. She makes bed coverings for herself;her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them;she delivers sashes to the merchant. Strength and dignity are her clothing,and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom,and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed;her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently,but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands,and let her works praise her in the gates.

11 comments:

Jeremy Morgan said...

Congratulations you two! May Yahweh continue to bless and keep you both, and your children as well.

And may your first child be a masculine child... Oh wait. That one's already taken.

GUNNY said...

Congratulations!

We've got our 14th coming up in August, and I'm feeling you.

Good is good. Amen?

AJF said...

Thanks Luca...Thanks Gunny

Phantom495 said...

CONGRATS to both of you!! Your marriage is a Godly example and a blessing to Carmen and me! May the blessings of Christ be with you both and your boys also always!

M. Jay Bennett said...

Congratulations Tony! I'm looking forward to five years this December along with the arrival of a daughter, Lord willing.

Blessings!

Jay

AJF said...

Thanks Jay. Wow, 2 kids in 5 years! We didn't have our first until after 6 years.

AJF said...

Thanks Scott...we ain't that great...

William Perry Guilkey said...

I am truly happy for both of you. Congratulations. I'm pretty sure you didn't take her to Olive Garden (or Fazoli's) to celebrate.

AJF said...

Olive Garden = Lair of Satan

Frontier Forest said...

Dearest Brother, Cheri and I rejoice in the Lord with you! For your union is blessed, your union has blessed, and your union will continue to bless many other “unions of oneness” from the Lord for years to come.

rgmann said...

14 years... You're still newlyweds! Seriously, though, congratulations to both of you!