Thursday, July 17, 2008

You've still got it and...

It's a particularly special day for me today since it's my wife Sola's birthday. You might wonder what the fuss is all about, but for me it represents just one more opportunity to express (in a more special way) how precious she is to me. In this day and age where marriages hardly last any real length of time, being married to the same woman for 20 years and watching her grow and come into her own, while remaining as beautiful as she was the day I married her, gives me a particularly warm and fuzzy feeling. She is my best friend, my confidante, my sounding board (she even lets me 'barf up my stuff' on her occasionally), and my greatest inspiration for wanting to accomplish God's larger purpose for my life. I know, I know, you're wishing you had a friend like her especially in a generation where too many 'friendships' seem filled with a pervasive mephitic stench. What can I say? We can't all have a Sola so you'll just have to live vicariously through me. So today, I get to brag on my "Babes" as I say HAPPYYYYYY BIRTHDAY!!! If you'd like to brag on her too, drop her a line here wishing her a happy birthday.


Nike A said...

Okay - so you bragged about Sola, your wife.
Now is my turn to brag about Sola, my dearest friend. For those that dont know me, Sola and I have been friends since our first year in college, 1983. She has been a great friend ever since, has loved me, stuck with me - even when she got saved and I was very much unsaved, prayed for me - till I got saved and has been a source of inspiration ever since.
We have gone through a lot together - happy times, sad times and I knew we were more than friends, when our children get along so well despite us not too close to each other.
Happy Birthday my dear Shaapay (inside joke). You are truly a phenomenal, virtuous woman and today, we celebrate you. I love you girl and I am so thankful for your friendship!
There you have it - bragging over.
Hugs and Blessings!

Gapper said...

Happy Birthday to you Sola! I hope your hubby is getting you something really special, and that your children are especially honoring you today. We women, as wives as mothers, don't get recognized often-so MILK IT BABY!-Blessings-TK

ST said...

Thanks, Nike. I can't believe we've been friends that long - we're not old enough to be! Those were good times, but the best ones are still ahead. Onward! Love ya back!

Thanks, TK, I had a super-special day and I feel loved and honored.

Joseph, Thanks for an awesome day. I love being your wife and I'd marry you again in a heartbeat (but I don't have to, 'cos the first time took!)!!!!

Thea said...

I love this post!! Happy Birthday to one very special woman - one whose wisdom I value and whose contagious smile I have come to miss!! I pray that the upcoming year has more than its fill of blessing and fulfillment in your life. I pray you reap a bountiful harvest for the seed you have sown. I mean that with the most sincere of hearts. Love you!

ST said...

Thank you, Precious Thea. Looking forward to having you closer by, whatever that looks like for both of us. Love you back! ;)
- Sola