Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Us!!

Happy anniversary to us, happy anniversary to us, happy anniversary dear Leslie and meeeee! Happy anniversary to us!!
For those still suffering the effects of the heat stroke you experienced at our wedding we apologize. It has been 3 great years since that humid, 105 degree day and we have enjoyed the very vast majority of it. (No use pretending like married life doesn't take getting used to, especially when a small town, southern belle marries a nomadic, culturally diverse M.K.)
God has been very good to us and we are constantly amazed at the blessings He has chosen to pour out on us.
I would just like to take a moment and express to everyone reading this how much I love my wife. I am a debtor to a great and wonderful God who first and foremost elected to invade my heart and save me from a wicked and sinful life, but secondly because He has blessed me with such an incredibly beautiful wife. I am very sincere when I say that she is the most fascinating person I have met and I love getting to know her. I literally learn stuff from and about her all the time. There is a specific way to fold the towels when they come out of the dryer. Sandwiches HAVE TO have mayonnaise on both slices of bread, incredibly important stuff! But I have also learned that she loves her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with a deep and abiding passion. When our wonderful choir at Summit Church starts belting out those brilliant, God honoring, Brooklyn Tabernacle songs...the tears begin to flow. During good explanations from the pulpit of Gods undeserving forgiveness and redemption of sinners, she squeezes my arm like she is hearing it all again for the first time. I love that she has been forgiven for so much and that she knows it and hasn't forgotten it!! She loves me too, I know it, but she loves Jesus even more and I am so grateful for that. What a blessed guy I am.
Thanks to all of you who have prayed us through our many moves and travels. Please continue to pray for us as we live, work and study here in Wake Forest.


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Douglas Baker said...

What a precious entry. Happy Anniversary to some of my favorite people. May the Lord sustain you through each change in your lives.

Phyllis Burleson said...

Thomas & Leslie
Renee sent me your blog address. I was so blessed to read of your love for each other. I am so grateful for all that God is teaching each of you.
Lots of Love
Phyllis Burleson

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie and Thomas,
I am amazed at how much you have learned in your three short years of marriage! Of course, maynaise MUST go on both slices of bread.
May God continue to bless you on your journey together and may each year get better and better.
You both are in our prayers!
Kay and Larry

Leslie and Thomas Crane said...

A warm felt thank you for the nice comments. We are blessed to have such wonderful people thinking of us and praying for us.