Celebrating my Beloved on our 47th Anniversary
My beloved is radiant and respected, distinguished among myriads. His head overflows with the wisdom of the ancients. His eyes shine as the sun’s rays over Jerusalem at dawn. His cheeks are like jasmine tea leaves and mounds of fragrant herbs found at Siem Reap. His lips are sweet, dripping honey and cinnamon from Vietnam. His arms are muscular and strong, ready to protect in the jungles of Cambodia. His body is lean and masculine, rising in Ha Long Bay, majestic and peaceful. My beloved’s legs are columns of marble found in the Taroko Gorge, tried and strong. His appearance is like the Dolomite Mountains, bold and magnificent. His mouth speaks words of kindness, and he is altogether desirable.
This is my beloved, and this is my friend.
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.
Adapted from Song of Songs 5:10-16
Delight yourself in the Lord,
And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
Delight in God’s Word brought prayer. Prayers for a stranger brought a man prepared for me from before the foundation of the world.
You walked into my life, and God gave me the desires of my heart.
Our Father blessed me with a man focused on love, service, and adventure –
my delight and my desire.
Happy birthday, my beloved adventurer!
I love you dearly.
Our Father, there is no god like You! You created the one distinct man to complete me. Bless him, I pray, with an ever-increasing love for You, with Your perfect wisdom, and with Your grace, peace, and joy. Thank you, Father, for this man. Amen!
How lovely you are, my beloved,
And so delightful! Song of Songs 1:6
My beloved, you continue to surprise and delight me, even after 46 years!
Every moment with you is an adventure in joy and love. I could not have imagined the height, depth, breadth, or intensity of your love for me. You were created for me,
and I was created for you. What love the Father has for us!
He gave you to me wrapped in love to lead me on life’s journey.
I cherish you!
You have lived a life of service and adventure, and
I have been privileged to partake with you.
From celebrity to strange lands and strange people to tasting delights and hearing musical wonders,
you have led me around the world in one
short adventure after another.
Yet, the most cherished moments are in your arms hearing soft whispers of endearment.
I love you dearly.
Thank you for who you are.
May your birthday be filled with beauty, joy, peace,
and great love.
May you relish the kisses of my mouth and
the embrace of my love.
Happy birthday, my Beloved!