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What I like about Valerie

What I like about Valerie is that she never pities herself.

She just never does.

She went through such a year last year: the cancer; her father passing away. And yet she was a beacon of steadiness and trust in God's goodness.

Sometimes you think you're life is okay, just okay. And sometimes you even think you're wife is, well, just okay. We take the people in our lives so much for granted -- sometimes the closest to us are the most taken for granted.

But this just hit me.

I mean: this just hit me. I'm rushing out the door to the office as this hits me. And I say to myself: no. NO. I'm going to sit down, and put it down in writing for all to see:

I don't ever recall Valerie pitying herself. Not in 31 years of marriage.

And that's enough for me not to pity myself either.

What a gift from God.


Proverbs 31.27-28 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her ...


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