Monday, February 12, 2007
Valentine's Day will be here in exactly two more days. That is not a very hard thing to remember around our house. It's not that I'm a natural at those love kind of things but I am married to a lovely young lady who really gets into it. This is a picture of Jodelle (Jodie) my wife of 30 years now. Isn't she pretty? This is one of my favorite pictures of her. For some reason she doesn't take a very good smiling picture so I just have to enjoy this picture and imagine that she's telling me how much she enjoys me with her eyes. Actually she seems to get irritated with me when I say that she's not photogenic so I've given up trying to tell her that there are simply people who, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL, are difficult to photograph well. Now, does that sound like criticism to you? You need not answer.
So anyway I just felt the need to introduce you to Jod. I am blessed beyond anyone I know to have found such a great wife. She even likes me and those persons are hard to come by. We have fun together, actually talk with each other every day, and try to make some time for each other. In the missionary field there are many couples who are forced to spend periods of time apart. I'm sorry but we don't do that unless absolutely necessary. When I got married I got spoiled at having this lady with me almost all the time and I don't do well when we're separated. At the end of May I will be leaving Haiti early for knee surgery and Jodie and Jessica will be flying in about two weeks later, which should give me a chance to get up and walking prior to their arrival. But know, I'm already living in fear of those days. As I said, I don't do well without her around.
And So It Goes!