I’ve been wanting to write a blog series on people in my life (in my family, around campus, at church, etc.) that I think are underappreciated. I want them to know that I notice their little acts of service, their hearts of service.
There is no one more appropriate for me to begin this series with than my wife.
She is quite simply the most amazing person I’ve ever met. And probably the most amazing person YOU’VE ever met. The thing is, you don’t realize it! Her humble, gentle spirit does not seek its own glory.
You won’t find her out there blabbing about herself all the time like me.
She’s simply an even-keeled, down to earth gal who you might not even notice if she wasn’t perpetually sitting right next to the obnoxiously loud guy who’s trying to pick a theological fight with everyone.
She’s an incredible mom. She works all day as the manager of the Asbury Seminary bookstore, then comes home and gives everything she has left to Phoebe (and me).
She’s a clear thinker and writer. She’d never tell you that she has an MA in Journalism from one of the most prestigious Journalism schools in America (but I’ll tell you!), nor that she graduated with honors in the program! And even though she’s done all this, her heart still serves my dreams by putting me through 4 years of seminary.
She’s the only person I know who can balance me. She has the perfect listening ear, which levels out my constant jabbering. Her heart breaks with compassion for hurting people, while mine is often filled with rage. She has a lot of common sense, whereas I am often an idiot about all things common sense.
I think she’s way underappreciated. And I think you should know that.