Where do I start? As I sit here, I try to think of what I can say to express my deep love and appreciation for you. Can mere words accomplish such a feat? Will a short note convey to you my admiration? I am blessed! I say that not comprehending just how blessed I really am. God’s greatest blessing upon me has been His grace in saving me from His wrath, taking my place on the cross, and showering me with His love by adopting me as a son and heir. But, besides my salvation, your love and companionship has been the greatest blessing of my life.
On Mother’s Day, we appreciate those who are so often taken for granted and under-appreciated and yet who give so much—namely mothers. When I first met you, Jessa, I saw you as a gorgeous woman, full of virtue and love for God. Now, I have seen you as a mother as well. What a beautiful thing it is to be a loving mother! This is what you have been for Henry and Spurgeon. I knew you as my wife, but know I know you as my wife and also the mother of my sons. It has added another realm to your beauty.
I thank God for His grace that I see in your life! Your love and self sacrifice—all the times you are giving your day to Spurgeon and Henry while I am away at work—and the patience and tenderness you display towards our sons. You are a wonderful mother, and so I thank God! Because it is due to His grace that you are what you are. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ for all that He has done for us and how His own love, patience, and self sacrifice are displayed every time you patiently bear with and lovingly serve and give yourself for our little boys when bad attitudes arise, when they get sick, and when they are needy. It is a beautiful thing to see, and I count it an honor to work together with you, by the merciful help of God, to raise our children.