Today is my husband's birthday!
I find in the blog world that I get to "know" so many interesting women (and their kids), but very little about their husbands. Let me tell you a little about mine...
I don't mention his name here to protect our family. I feel he identifies us. I'm not quite sure what "dh" means, but I see it a lot. I don't use use it because, well, I don't know what it means. Maybe one of you can tell me.
He's from New Jersey. Really and truly, there is a beautiful part and he's from it. The youngest of three, older brother and sister. A wildly fun family. When he was in sixth grade he felt the call to be a pastor during a worship service at his home church. When he walked out the doors that morning to shake the pastor's hand, he told him he was going to be a pastor one day. Sure of it. Now he is an associate pastor at our church... preaching, teaching, and loving every minute.
His plan was to graduate from college and go immediately to seminary. But God had plans for us to meet first (and for him to work at a church for two years). We both moved to the DC area the summer we graduated from undergrad. Fell in love. Got Married. Then went to seminary in Massachusetts. I worked, he studied. Three years later, we came back to DC. Three kids later. Here we are.
I knew when he graduated from seminary with his MDiv, that was not the end. A few years later, he got the itch to start a PhD program. He LOVES it. He's doing it part-time through U of Aberdeen and makes the trip to Scotland once a year to meet with his advisors face to face. This is year 4 or 5... he tells me there are less than two years left. For those interested, his focus is Historical Theology - the Covenant Theology of Zacharias Ursinus, author of the Heidelberg Catechism. I try to always stay up with the particulars and content, but the real joy is watching him doing what he loves.
And as a dad, he is fun! I'm trying to enforce bedtime, while he is having a wrestle-tickle fest. He's always ready to play lacrosse, soccer, t-ball, do cannonballs... full of energy for these little guys of ours. And he gives me full days off when I need them.
I am blessed!