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Thursday, November 12, 2009

perfection x perfection

My man reaches a milestone of Biblical proportions today, 7 x 7 . . . a number that represents completeness x godliness. I've known Scott 29 of those 49 years, and been married to him for over 22 of them. So at the risk of causing embarrassment or losing my blog access privileges, I will bear witness. One of my favorite books is The Time Traveler's Wife, because it takes a human relationship above the vagaries of time, and shows that the person we are becoming is part of all that happens along the way. Embedded in time, however, we can look backwards with thankfulness, but only forward by faith. On such a milestone as this I look back to say the years have forged a man of integrity, grit, humility, strength, and love. One who can doctor a cow or a person, fix a motorcycle or a computer, read a novel or a sports page, teach about the Bible or AIDS, score a soccer goal or bake a pizza (and usually all of that in the same week). Each year only increases my confidence in his judgement and gratefulness for his patience as father of my children, lover, friend. So today I look forward by faith for all that is not yet seen in the next 49 years. Having survived loss of loved ones, rebel war, ebola, and more importantly the daily wearing challenge of life in a broken world among other sinners such as ourselves . . . I am not afraid of what comes next, with him.
Note that according to Leviticus 25, we should be due for a year of Jubilee: sound the trumpets, proclaim liberty, return to family, and dine on the holy grain and grapes. Sounds like an HMA?

7 comments:

KevinandJD said...

Happy Birthday! We love you. Hope your day is great. Wish we could send a carrot cake through the mail.

Anonymous said...

wishing you all that ...and more! With love from the Underwoods

Craig and Lisa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SCOTT!
Loved Jennifer's post, and we share her admiration for a great and steady man who knows his place before God, and embraces it. Love to you all.

Debbie said...

Happy birthday, Scott! And congratulations, Jennifer, for picking a good one. :)

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Dr. Scott!

Pam said...

Happy birthday! What a wonderful gift your wife has given you in this post.

Tim Wills said...

Happy Belated Birthday Scott!
Jennifer, I bet your mom got really excited when she read the last sentence -- "Sounds like an HMA?"