Monday, January 22, 2007

Of Anniversaries: To my beloved

Dearest David,

It was seven years ago this morning that I was standing at the registration table of the pro-life conference sponsored by the L.A. Archdiocese, waiting for my name tag, when I heard someone address me from behind: "How are you, Christina?" I was turning with my typical, "I'm good, how are you?", when I realized that the person had actually said, "Hi, are you Christina?" -- so, the first time I looked into your eyes, I was already fumbling for the right words!

A few minutes later, as I was talking to my friend Barbara who already knew you, she said, "You should date David. He's a Christian." I rolled my eyes and responded, "I don't need to date a guy just because he's a Christian." I couldn't have imagined that seven years later, I would be your wife, spending the day with our three precious children.

I love you, David. I thank God for the seven years that He has given us so far. His gifts to us have been so sweet.

David, you continually amaze me. You're an unmerited gift from a generous, loving God. You're my fatted calf. Your integrity, love, and faithfulness continue to spur me on to be the woman, wife, and mother that God has called me to be. In my dreams, I couldn't have imagined a better husband... or a better father for my children. Your love for us is a sweet, though imperfect, reflection of Christ's love for His bride and the Father's love for His children. You are my hero. I love you.


1 comment:

David said...

I love you too!