Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Birthday Boy!!

Today my is the day of my husbands birth. Unfortunately we both have to work and our shifts overlap. But that will not stop us from celebrating!
Also I have a BBQ planned for tomorrow, our day off with family and friends!!

I am so grateful to have Layton as my husband. He is the most thoughtful and loving man. We have not been married long but the longer I know him I am more and more grateful that our paths crossed more than a year ago in the Outdoor Activities program.

“The husband is the head of the wife just in so far as he is to her what Christ is to the Church - read on - and give his life for her (Eph. V, 25). This headship, then, is most fully embodied not in the husband we should all wish to be but in him whose marriage is most like a crucifixion; whose wife receives most and gives least, is most unworthy of him, is - in her own mere nature - least lovable. For the Church has not beauty but what the Bride-groom gives her; he does not find, but makes her, lovely. The chrism of this terrible coronation is to be seen not in the joys of any man's marriage but in its sorrows, in the sickness and sufferings of a good wife or the faults of a bad one, in his unwearying (never paraded) care or his inexhaustible forgiveness: forgiveness, not acquiescence. As Christ sees in the flawed, proud, fanatical or lukewarm Church on earth that Bride who will one day be without spot or wrinkle, and labours to produce the latter, so the husband whose headship is Christ-like (and he is allowed no other sort) never despairs. He is a King Cophetua who after twenty years still hopes that the beggar-girl will one day learn to speak the truth and wash behind her ears.”

― C.S. LewisThe Four Loves

I love you sweetheart!!

xo Mer


  1. WOW! LOVE all the photos! And the quote. WOW!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LAYTON!!! This is Mom here, but I am logged in as Ruby, because I posted on her blog last night... :-)

  2. Thanks mum! I have most of the photos because you collected them all for the wedding!!

    love you!