Wednesday, May 18, 2011

An excellent wife who can find?

To the left you will see that one of the books I'm currently reading is the Apocrypha. For those who may not know, it's a collection of Jewish writings composed between the close of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New. This morning I happened to read this...and it expresses beautifully how I feel about Melinda, my bride of (almost) 25 years:

Happy is the husband of a good wife;
     the number of his days will be doubled.
A loyal wife brings joy to her husband,
     and he will complete his years in peace.
A good wife is a great blessing;
     she will be granted among the blessings
     of the man who fears the Lord.
Whether rich or poor, his heart is content,
     and at all times his face is cheerful.
     (Sirach 26:1-4)

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