Taking the Epistle

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Happy 9th Anniversary Chelsea – UMF

Happy 9th Anniversary Chelsea – UMF


Ephesians 5:25 (ESV) Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.fn 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church

Writing with great joy

I write this post with great joy I my heart as today is a very special day in our families calendar. You see 9 years ago today my wife and I got married. We actually got married twice,  once to complete the paperwork for Chelsea to get her UK Visa and our “wedding we could invite people to”. (This is our VISA or legal anniversary)

To say that I am grateful for the LORD sending me my  wife would be the biggest understatement that I could imagine. You see, before I met my wife I was a mess. I drank way too much (you tend to do that when you are an alcoholic) partied too hard and was a mess in every single area of my life. (See my testimony page for more information)

She saved my life

My wife loved me for who I was, the mistakes that I made, she showed me who Jesus was and how I needed a Saviour. She got me started at a good solid bible teaching church in Glasgow, Scotland and helped me change the direction of my life.

Has it always been easy, no! Have we woke up every morning like the characters in a romantic comedy, no! But what I do know is that my love has grown for this woman so much in the time we have been married. 

Further blessings

5 years ago we were blessed with our daughter Tabi and LORD willing we may have another child, either by birth or adoption,  please keep our marriage in your prayers,  we have a desire to do Gods will in our home. 

How will we celebrate? 

We had numerous options to celebrate our anniversary, options I wasn’t able to do were a men’s breakfast in Porterville,  our churches at Tulare,  Hanford and Sanger are having a joint baptism at Avila Beach, but the princess has a soccer game where she gets her prizes for the season and her cousin has a birthday party later.

Despite me, I love her and cherish her

My wife knows I love her, she also knows that often times I don’t get it right, I am still that mess if a man that she married 9 years ago, older, somewhat wiser, sometimes not. Thank you for all you have done and all you have yet to do.

I love you

Please join me in wishing Chelsea a happy anniversary, we would love it if you shared this, liked this or commented below

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