I read Pam Brown's post today from her husband (blog: the day to day) and I couldn't resist posting this heart felt letter from my husband that he put in his weekly update letter to the Vienna church. Sometimes we go for so long thinking that our duties and responsibility's as a Mother, and a wife are taken for granite and minimized. Thank you honey for such a sweet and honoring love letter.
Special Thank You:
I want to specifically say thank you to Sis. Robinette for the sacrifices she makes daily and has made for 15 years being married to me. She has faithfully stood by my side in many different modes of ministry. As Sunday School teachers, church cleaners, youth leaders, evangelist, pastors, church planters and so much more; she has worked hard and with love for the church first. For five years in Belgium & Switzerland we carried our laundry to the laundry mat weekly and sat for hours doing laundry in less than favorable conditions. But she sacrificed and kept a right spirit always! For 5 years we had no car as missionaries in two countries. We walked in the rain, walked in the snow and walked in heavy wind but she never complained. Her faith has been amazing! I thank her for all she has done! As most of you know, raising children is not easy! Parenting takes courage, discipline, patients, sacrifice and many other qualities that none of us probably actually possessed before we had kids. Ha-ha. The Lord gave us children to perfect things in us. Sis. Robinette has such a desire to be active in every daughter work, ministry in the church and activity that is happening each week but I truly believe that raising Aleia and Brienna must be her first priority. For me or anyone to expect her to do everything and raise kids is both unfair and an unnecessary burden that we would not want to carry ourselves. I felt the Lord told me to encourage her tonight that she was in a very special phase in her ministry; it is a ministry to her children first, the Vienna church second and daughter works third. I am so thankful to have a great wife! She has proven herself to God, me and multitudes all around the world and I could never thank her enough for all she has done. But I believe at this point in our marriage and ministry God is using her to raise up children in the righteousness of God first. When our babies are a little bigger she will be able to give herself to everything again but now I have asked her to only focus on Vienna until Brienna is not so dependent on her. You only get one chance to raise babies and we must do this right. Thank you baby for doing such a good job in this new phase of our life and ministry!