Hubby is a man who has worked in many fields. When we first met, he was a teenager working at a potato warehouse. From there, he went lobster fishing and then into sales. He has sold shoes, men's wear, insurance, and cars. I think he even sold mini homes and vaccum cleaners for a short time. He was District Manager of two businesses and at one point, owned his own business.
Hubby is a people person and the world of sales helped to prepare him for the field the Lord would call him to. He rubbed shoulders with people every day in the work force and he knew what made people tick! I think that helped prepare him to be a better minister of the Gospel. When he was called to the Ministry, my hubby was never what you would call a watered-down kind of preacher! When he stood in the pulpit, he preached with conviction and fire. He never stayed in the pulpit very long; that is he preferred to be down with the folks he was ministering to. He delivered his sermons with an anointing and passion. He takes his 'calling' very seriously and no one could ever accuse him of being boring.
As a pastor, he worked tirelessly for the Lord and for his flock. There is a saying that "a woman's work is never done." As a pastor's wife, I could also reiterate that a pastor's work is never done either. I remember even while on vacation, spending time in prayer for our congregation and the needs of the people. A congregation is a pastor's extended family and they were always close in thought.
Hubby is passionate about many things but the Lord and his family top the list.
He is my best friend and soul mate..... I think I'll keep him!
A couple of years before my father passed away, he said of his son-in-law, "He walks about the streets of the City, spreading joy everywhere he goes."
I think that is one of the highest compliments you could pay him.
"Happy Birthday" my Love!