My Bride, My Wife and My Friend

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10 For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10 For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

I still remember that September morning back in 1979 when I first saw her walk up the junior class hallway in high school… I knew then that this beautiful girl was going to be mine and soon after she was. I took a turn for the better that day, I believe by the providence of God my life was change forever and Maria was going to be a huge part of it, and to think we’ve been together ever since is truly amazing to me. I have always believed God directs our paths, so to Him be the glory!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

It was just a little over three years later we married at twenty and this june will be our thirtieth wedding anniversary. You see it was Maria that God used to alter my life from the wrong path I was heading down and It was the grace of God that altered both our lives from death to life and saved us for eternity with Him. We have always done it together, all the good times, all the bad times, all the hardship and suffering we’ve been through, it was together and only by God’s grace and strength we get through it together…  to God be the glory!

Today my wife turns, well she says she’s still 49 so you do the math, that way I can say I didn’t say a word.

I don’t know who wrote this but who ever you are thank you…

So to my bride, my wife and my friend… 

A friend is
someone who is concerned
with everything you do…

A friend is
someone who is concerned
with everything you think

A friend is
someone to call upon
during good times

A friend is
someone to call upon
during bad times

A friend is
someone who understands
whatever you do

A friend is
someone who tells you the truth
about yourself

A friend is
someone who knows
what you are going through at all times

A friend is
someone who refuses to listen
to gossip about you

A friend is
someone who supports you
at all times

A friend is
someone who does not
compete with you

A friend is
someone who is genuinely happy for you
when things go well

A friend is
someone who tries to cheer you up
when things don’t go well

A friend is
an extension of yourself
without which
you are not complete

Thank you for being my friend

Happy Birthday

I Love You Maria!

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
Lenny

 

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11 Responses to My Bride, My Wife and My Friend

  1. Wendy

    Happy Birthday Princess Maria! May your day be filled with joy and blessings from God.
    Wendy

  2. Lisa

    And may your day be filled with blessings from Lenny—lotsa pretty little wrapped ones!!!

  3. Amie

    Happy birthday Maria! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Greta

    I love you Maria! Hope your day is wonderful and filled to overflowing with blessings! Welcome to AARP : ) !

  5. Bill

    Well done, wonderful husband and Godly man. Happy Birthday Maria! <3 TJ & his foxy family

  6. judy

    Happy Birthday Maria ! ! !

    Just remember that as you grow old three things start to happen:

    You start to lose your memory….and gosh darn I can’t remember the other two things.

    Judy Mattson

  7. Happy Birthday Maria! And many happy returns of 49 or is it 48 next year :-)
    By the way we knew how much lenny loves you even before he wrote this blog. We see it when your together and when he talks about you. Your the other light in his life(Christ being the first of course) that God blessed him with and the only time we ( the guys) see his compassonate and loving side is when he talks about you…his bride.

  8. Tony Barbano

    Happy “Belated” Birthday Maria….and may God continue to bless the both of you in the New Year!!!!

  9. Jody

    Happy Birthday Maria! Hope you had an amazing day!

  10. Yes, indeed! Happy HAPPY belated birthday. WhatEVER the number. Enjoy every day, knowing that You are Christ’s–and He is yours. And Lenny is the BONUS! love from — your friend! Peg :-)

  11. Matt

    ♪ ♫ Maria….Lenny just met a girl named Maria…. ♫ ♪

    Happy Birthday Maria !!! ♥

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