My wife and I will go out tonight for a romantic dinner. We look forward to the time we will get to spend together. My wife is my best friend. She is an incredible woman, an example to my children as well as to others. She has a humble spirit. I am loud and at times boisterous and she is calm and reserved. She doesn’t want to be in the “lime-light”, she would rather serve in “the shadows”. Before I ever met her she was serving in our church. I have watched her over the years serve in many different capacities from teaching Sunday School, discipling others, assisting with special Sundays that included church-wide dinners, working with kids, teens, and adults, and in many other ministries. Having kids never stopped her. She would just take them along with us. Nothing has really changed. The woman really amazes me!
Tomorrow I will sign a rental contract for the building where we will start Faith Baptist Church. I have been working toward this day! It is an exciting day, a day that truthfully brings along with it a lot more work! I am living the dream! But the truth is I have been living the dream for some time now. I serve along the greatest woman in the world. Win or lose, we do it together. In good days and in bad, we press on as a team. God has given me a “teammate”, a “partner” to do ministry with. We press on together.
In just a few minutes we leave for our dinner together, just her and I. I must be the most blessed man in the world. Leslie is a beauty and I am thankful to say she is my beauty!