I praise God for your life. I praise Him for the gift that He has given me in You. I know that God has created us for eachother. He took you, with your strengths and temperment, and me, with opposite strengths and temperment, and perfectly and divinely placed us together as one.
You are a man of God. You are the rock of our family and the priest of our home and I know you do not take that role lightly. I love that you are so diligent to get in your Word everyday and it blesses me to watch you raise up your disciples to be men of God. As Pastor always tell you, you are an excellent leader- the best!
You are faithful and steadfast. Although I have given you plenty of reason to give up on me, I have never, for one moment, doubted your enduring commitment. I know that your eyes never have, and never will, look to the left or to the right, but you cherish me and honor me as your wife. I know that you do not take lightly the vows you made to me, before God, on our wedding day.
You are an excellent provider. I have never met anyone with work ethic like yours; and, so many people have told me the same thing. Because of your hard work and faithfulness in tithing, even when we didn't have much, we never lacked anything. It is exciting to see our business grow, and I know because of your character and commitment to God, He will prosper everything you touch.
You are a man of prayer and a mighty warrior in the spirit. I know that I tease you because you don't talk as much as the boys and me, but when you do your words have that much more power. When I heard you pray on the microphone on New Year's Eve, my heart soared. I was so proud of you and your authority in intercession.
You are an amazing father I I love to watch you hold both of the boys in your lap and gently kiss the top of their heads. I can't wait to see you hold Baby Tiny. The boys adore you and admire you and I pray they grow up to be just like you. To us, you are a tangible example of the love of the Father.
Eric, I love you so much. You are the perfect man- there is no other that compares to you. As time goes by I fall more and more in love with you. I am so excited about the new season and new level that we are coming into in our marriage and ministry. There is noone else I would ever want to experience this journey with. You are my kind and my knight in shining armor and my true love.
*I also asked Judah what he wanted to say to Papa and here is what he wrote:*
I love you, Papa! I like your birthday. I like you. You are the best papa in the whole world. Happy Birthday!