This was probably one of the biggest weekends of my husband's life (aside from getting married and the birth of our baby). All in one weekend, my husband celebrated his 40th birthday, his first Father's day, and he was inducted as a Deacon at our church. WOW! Can anyone say it with me? WOW!
To celebrate his birthday, he thought we were going to Ruth's Chris Steak House. But alas, what he didn't know was that his wonderful (and humble) wife was planning a surprise party for him!! AND, I (with the help of MANY other people...) pulled it off!!! I can't hardly believe he was actually surprised. He has a nose for news... as they say and can usually sniff out a disturbance in the force... if you know what I mean... but he was surprised. My sister and brother in law led with a wonderful performance of a fake argument so that Jack would need Tony's help with carrying things to the car. Then once he was out of the car, we grabbed Ruthie and headed to the surprise location. Jack led him right into a BUNCH of people who were all there to surprise him!! He was speechless. If you know my husband, that is saying A LOT. HUGE.
Me and the Hubs
Birthday Boy and his little girl
The next morning, at church my husband was one of 5 men who became a Deacon. They were anointed with oil and the elders laid hands on them and prayed for them. To say it was very meaningful is an understatement. I have never been more proud of my husband than I was on Sunday. He has such a heart for the Lord. His desire is to be SOLD OUT for Him. To follow Him. Do the Lord's Will. To become more Christ like and now, to humbly serve the Lord through serving His Church. What a blessed woman I am to have a Godly husband, and leader of my family.
He's the tallest one with the dark shirt!
Then, later that day we went to his father's house to celebrate Father's Day! They watched the race and we played the game Life (a father's day gift). We ate party left overs. And had a wonderful time together!! Tony is such a wonderful father. He loves his daughter more than words can describe. He provides for her every need and want (and mine too!). But, most importantly, he plays with her, reads to her, prays for her, and show's her his love for her through his gift of time. She is very blessed to have a Daddy like him.
Daddy and Ruthie
Pa-paw and Ruthie