Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Anniversay to me and John! :)

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Today my dear husband John and I celebrate 9 years of marriage! :) Woo Hoo!! In honor of our special day (and the 9 years we've celebrated together), I'd like to share....

The Top "9" reasons I'm grateful to be Mrs. John Bultema

1. John is an incredible man of integrity. He is trustworthy, honest, and a true man of Godly character. (If you know John, you know this is true!)

2. John is an amazing dad! Absolutely amazing!! He is so attentive to our kids and their needs ~ it is a huge blessing to parent alongside of him!

3. I love John's knowledge of the Word of God. I love asking him his thoughts about Bible passages, and studying the Word with him. I also love hearing him share Bible stories with our kids. I love his sharp mind and wise insights! :)

4. John is supportive of my ministry dreams. How many men would quit their jobs and become a stay-at-home dad so their wife could continue on in full-time ministry?? John did...and was an excellent stay-at-home dad for almost 3 years! He still continues to support me and my ministry dreams in so many ways ~ and I am very grateful!

5. John has such a huge heart for the world. He dreams of being involved with global ministry someday, and is passionate about helping kids learn more about God's work around the world. How cool is that?!

6. John has taught me a lot about living a balanced, restful, healthy life. He takes excellent care of his body, our cars, our home (and extends much grace to a more "creative/messy" person like me).

7. He does all of our family's laundry :)

8. John accepted my son Jake from the very first minute he met him (when John was Jake's kindergarten small group leader at church). Not only did John have the privilege of leading Jake to Jesus back in 1999 (when he was still "Mr. John") ~ John has loved Jake with such unconditional, unfailing love! :) (No wonder Jake wanted us to get married so bad ~ he's no dummy!)

And the 9th reason I'm grateful to be Mrs. John Bultema....

9. He's so cute!! :)

Happy Anniversary, honey (if you're reading this!).

May the Lord continue to bless us with many, many more years of love, joy, peace in our home, fun family times, and Kingdom-building opportunities. You are loved - a lot! :)

Me :)


5 comments:

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary! It does take a very special man to truly love someone's kids. I know, my hubby loves my boys and I cherish the bond they have!

jj said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Honey! You're too kind. We have lived a lot of "life" in the last 9 years. No wonder we keep getting more gray hair! It's true that marriage is the hardest thing you'll ever do = I'm continually reminded of my faults and how selfish I am. Thanks for doing your part to make me more like Jesus - even if I haven't always been "joyful" about it! You're very special and worth every one of the 29 years it took to find you. :)

3 Blessings said...

SO, sweet! Congrats! My husband also does our family's laundry :P Gotta love that.
Blessings,
Amy

BluePixo said...

The best thing about being a stay-at-home dad is having the freedom to do what you want with your time. You can spend time with your kids and do other activities.

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