Happy Birthday to Kim! Her birthday is this week! She was born on February 9th in the year of none of your business! She has been an amazing partner in every sense of the word. She is not perfect, but she has been perfect for me. God knew this and made us the exact right fit for each other. She has been amazing. She has been faithful, encouraging, compassionate, and an exemplary leader. Here are a few important dates in her life:
1982 – graduated high school and started dating me!
1984 – got engaged at Christmas
1986 – graduated college with a degree in music, got married, and started at our first church as youth pastor
1988 – started working at our second church as youth pastor
1989 – Brittney was born
1991 – Brandon was born
1995 – Brooke was born, we moved to Georgia, started at our first church as senior pastor
1999 – helped me start a traveling speaking ministry and evangelistic association
2001 – co-founder of Avalon Church
2001 – Present – served as an amazing pastor’s wife, pastor, and leader at Avalon Church
Kim, you have been an example to many, a friend to all, and an influence for God’s Kingdom. You have encouraged me when I was down, lifted me when I was weak, walked beside me when I felt like quitting, protected my back from all attacks, and loved me deeply at all times. You were there when I deserved love and when I did not. You have stayed in the game when we were under attack and your light has shined brightly through good times and bad. You are an amazing person, Christian, wife, mom, pastor’s wife, pastor, leader, and friend. You have made every day a good day. I am better for having known you and having loved you. May God bless you in the same way that you have blessed me. May he bless you in the same way you have blessed others. If he does that, then your cup will overflow indeed.
I love you. Happy Birthday!