It’s not easy being married to someone who struggles to trust as much as I do. A struggle to trust—even when trust is warranted—has been part of my story for as long as I can remember, and it spilled out into my relationship with God and with others. And yet John took that all upon himself and has walked with me faithfully all these years. On Father’s Day it is especially significant to me, the trustworthiness of God—eternal Father, strong to save—and the reflection of this in John, steady and true. And all the good that is wrought when men are brave and trustworthy.
John Lewis you captured my heart back in the day and you have continued to be the rock in our universe ever since. Thank you for your devotion, humble confidence, sense of humor, and the way you pursue and shepherd us diligently. Thank you for showing our children what taking responsibility means, that unconditional love is real, to be allergic to grumbling, and that we Lewises play Monopoly to win. 😉 To you they owe their ease with math facts, their joy in jokes, the belief that we can do hard things cheerfully, their love of U2 and DMB, choral music on Sunday mornings, and mac and cheese forever. Thank you for showing them (and me, for that matter) that there is much joy to be had this side of heaven, by grace and in faith—we only have to look for it. Happy Father’s Day! So much love and respect, always and forever. ❤️