Christ within him

How could I have known, when I met him 23 years ago, that he would become the man he is today?
The graces from daily Mass, frequent confession and adoration hours and much spiritual reading are truly visible. We feel inspired by his selflessness and acts of mortification. Rarely, does he lose his temper and he always thinks the best of everyone, removing himself from gossip. (Sometimes this can be quite shaming as it highlights where I fail.) He's really trying to be a saint, his mind on heaven....eternity. He continues to ask himself, "how radical is radical enough...for Christ?"

May God continue to bless him with good health so that he can continue to inspire, lead and transform us all by letting us see Christ in him.

Happy birthday beloved husband!


Christine said...

Sounds like you have yourself a keeper!

Hope you have fun celebrating. Cake looks yummy!

Alice Gunther said...

Now that is what I call a beautiful and eloquent tribute!

Happy birthday to your husband!

Becki said...

What an awesome post!!! Happy birthday to your husband. I pray he will continue to lead and inspire your family to live a truly holy life. Pax Christi.

Dessi said...

Happy Birthday!!! I agree he is a real servant of Christ and true Catholic!!!

Jody Jackson said...

Happy happy birthday! You have a very beautiful family. You are truly blessed, as your family is blessed with a good husband and father. I am honored to be called your friend.

Many happy returns!

Cecilia said...

Happy Birthday Steve... Your Family is very blessed to have you and thank you for being a great role model for other fathers, husband and future ones. God bless you and your family!

The Escobedos

Journey of Truth said...

What a lovely, moving tribute to your husband. I'm so happy for your 23 years of joy! May God continue to richly bless your years ahead.


Therese said...

Happy Birthday from the family down under.

+JMJ+ said...

Thanks everyone! My husband is very grateful for so many kind wishes. Bloggers are the nicest people in the world!

Jessica said...

A very Happy {belated} Birthday to your husband! I hope the day was wonderful!

The cake you made looks DELICIOUS!!!

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