Friday, March 5, 2010

Tarah, you surpass them all!

On the eve of Tarah’s 27th Birthday I can’t help but sit here and think of all the amazing things that she is. So I have “hacked” into her blog so I could let those of you who read her blog know how amazing she is. We have been married for 5 ½ years but have been friends for 7 ½ so I have had the privilege of getting a glimpse at just a few of the amazing facets of this rare diamond.

She has some of the cutest pet peeves. Double cases her pillow, likes me to get her tooth brush ready for her, loves storage tubs, loves any organizational tool, when we play sports she gets hair time outs, and there are many more.

Tarah has always dreamed of being a mother and when you see her being a mother you see that this was her God designed assignment.

She remains a student. She loves to learn, whether it is cooking, gardening, reading books, and her desires to learn more about God she does it with such intensity.

She is not star struck. Tarah has an amazing ability to not get caught up in the name of someone with this she has the ability to connect with people on all levels because your level doesn’t matter to her.

She challenges me to grow. Watching Tarah pursue God and allow God to work in her life reveals the amazing love of God to me which causes me to pursue God.

She is an amazing wife. I hear it said behind every great man is a great woman. Behind me is a woman who has been such a support through encouragement, prayer, and wisdom that has allowed God to use me to sow and reap a harvest. She will receive a full reward for this.

She can make just about anyone talk. There are times I don’t want to talk but she knows just the right questions to ask to crack the vault of my mouth. She will prod and poke until you willingly give the information you were keeping. Even presents for birthdays and Christmas. She hates surprise so she makes you confess.

She is a prayer warrior. Smith Wigglesworth once said I never pray for more than 15 min but I never let 15 min go by without praying. He is talking about a life style of prayer. Tarah does an amazing job of continuing in conversation with God all through out the day.

She has the most amazing eyes. To look in her eyes is to look at the ocean on a calm night. I grew up near the Gulf of Mexico and I would at times go out and sit on the beach at night and to hear the waves crashing brings a peace to your day. When looking in Tarah’s eyes you see that peace, you know you can talk to her about anything. She is a safe place for many, including me.

She is my best friend. I love being with Tarah. When I am with Tarah life seems to slow down. There might be chaos happening all around me but when I am with her it’s okay because as we often say, “there is no one else that I would rather do this with than you (her).” She is my best friend.

Finally she is a Proverbs 31 Woman
10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
As Proverbs 31:29 says, "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." You have surpassed them all. Thank you babe for being you and I love you to the moon and back.


Hilary said...

How sweet!!! Happy Birthday!!!

alice said...

This is really special, Happy Birthday Tarah... Have a wonderful day!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Way to Go - Seth!!

Tarah said...

I have an amazing husband he honors me so!

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

Oh, Tarah, you are loved! Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

You do have an amazing husband...and you deserve him! You are amazing tooooo!!!! It was great talking to you! Miss you tons!

G. said...

Awww...I haven't visited in a while and thought I would stop by. What wonderful thoughts and words. :) Hope you had a great Birthday, Tarah!