An Ode to Joe

Every once in a while, I feel the need to remind you that my husband is awesome.

As a friend put it recently, Joe is a "make it happen" kind of guy.  He is the kind of man that sees a need and meets it.  No questions asked.  No big fuss about it.  Most of the time, no one knows about the good that he does.  He is a quiet, humble servant, who draws no attention to himself and wouldn't take credit even if someone recognizes his good.

I know I have compared him to St. Joseph many times before, and that remains a very real and accurate comparison.

Recently, we met a girl who was struggling with depression after an abortion.  He raised enough money to help her get out of some financial problems AND sent her to a Rachel's Vineyard retreat.  I was so proud of the way that he gave of himself and his time and his resources.

Joe is the kind of person who just takes care of people.  I obviously love that for me and for our kids, but it's so cool to see him step in and do it for other people. 

Let a girl live with us for a few weeks?  Sure.  Give her rides to find an apartment and a job?  No problem. 

Help put a friend's child to bed when the parents need a break?   Yes. 

Host visitor after visitor in our home?  Absolutely.

Plan a new marriage ministry?  On it.

I just love him.  I am so proud of him and I'm so proud to be his wife. 

Joe, you are one of the greatest gifts God has ever given me.  Thanks for showing me His sacrificial love and sharing it with everyone you come in contact with.