Today I want to tell you about this kid right here (the boy at the microphone participating in a spelling bee.):
This picture was taken in 1982.
This is Chad.
Today is his birthday.
And he’s one of the kindest, sweetest, caring men I’ve ever known.
And I prayed for him, years before we met. Even before I knew his name.
That God would strengthen him and help him grow to love Jesus.
That Jesus would comfort him when he was sad or lonely.
I prayed that’d he’d not see me as a burden.
We met in 2008. And right away I knew he loved Jesus.
I also knew he’d not see me as burden as he intently watched my driver put my wheelchair in the back of the car on our first date.
That was 10 and a half years ago.
And I can say that every day since, this journey that I am on with Chad has been the most thrilling, scary, silly, funny, and rewarding experience of my life.
I can’t wait for the next 50.
Happy birthday, m’love.
I love you more. ♥