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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Why'd they do that?

While driving to work this morning, I had 95.9 The Fish on the radio. Billy and Lauren, the hosts of the morning program were doing a segment called "Ultimate Family" and asked callers to call in to talk about their own "ultimate family."

A man called up and talked about his wife. He said he really appreciated her because she loved him so much. They have been married for eight years and she shows her love to him everyday of his life, he said.

"You see, I am in a wheelchair. She has to take me into and out of the wheelchair each day. Take the wheelchair into and out of the car and take me to and from work. She is really special."

The DJ's suggested they call her on-air. She came on and they put him on the phone and he spoke her heart to her. "Baby, thank you for loving me... I thank God for you... I believe He is going to bless us with the best year ever..."

As he spoke, I felt tears welling up in my eyes, and choking up. I couldn't help it anymore. I had to turn off the radio. When I regained some composure I had to call my wife and express my gratefulness and thanks for her.

For even though I am not physically in a wheelchair, over the time we have been married, there have been many times I was in a spiritual and emotional wheelchair and without the love and encouragement of my wife, I wouldn't be here today.

So, I would like to dedicate this post to my dear wife.

I love you so much, honey, for being there for me. For being more than my helper. For being the blessing that you are from God to me. Thank you. I love you.