My wife Diane turned 51 on Monday. Although this post might seem to have little to do with ministry, it actually is a pretty important part of it. First, let me clarify that Diane is not celebrating 62 yrs of age! Those just happened to be 2 of the candles we had. Not sure why she didn't put '26' instead of '62'; was it compassion for me (I'm 9 yrs her senior), or an attempt to avoid being presumptuous?
Anyway, my birthday gift to Diane was a surprise (not to her, but to everyone else) trip home, on the day of her birthday, to celebrate with our kids and parents.
|Diane with Jaycia (daughter-in-law) and Les (brother)|
|Diane with Mike (son), father and Lisa (sister-in-law) in background|
|Diane with Chris|
|Diane, enjoying her first day in the snow!|
Last year, on her 50th, we threw a big party, with guests from the fitness gym, cell groups, and our neighbours. It was a very special day that Diane enjoyed very much!
|Diane, in orange, doing Danzika with gym friends|
A quick side note. Diane used to say to me, as I was buried in work, "don't forget your kids, they're the only thing you can take to heaven with you!" I'm guessing your spouse fits into that same camp.....