"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, KIKI!

Happy Birthday to my wife, best friend, and the love of my life!

An Angel Who Rescued My Heart
From GRACERUNNER - FAITH ON THE RUN - Published January 2010

Just a few short years ago, I had pretty much given up. Even though I knew that God would take care of me, I just couldn't come to grips with what was going on in my life. In my mind, I had lost everything. I had been through a divorce that was devastating. I was suffering with health problems that seemed to worsen by the day. I didn't know how I was going to make it through each day.

Because of my faith, I turned it over to God and asked Him to show me what to do. Then along came Kiki, who is now my wife. She was, without a doubt, an angel sent from God to rescue my heart. Without question, she is one of the primary reasons for the success of TEAM 413.

Kiki is an absolutely amazing person. She is so very sympathetic to other people's feelings. She is empathetic as she tries to understand what others are going through in their personal lives. She is compassionate by doing things for people who will never know she helped. She is the most beautiful person that I've ever known, both inside and out.

I can best describe Kiki as being full of energy, extremely positive, and extraordinarily dedicated. Her energy is contagious. She does everything in her life with a zeal that is a model for all of us. She is upbeat even in tough situations. She keeps her head up, tries to make other people smile, and encourages them with her words in more ways than I can explain.

She is loyal to her family, her friends, her employer, and associates. She simply gets things done and finishes any task that has been entrusted to her. She is a gift and a blessing to many people. She is wonderful!

Everyone who meets Kiki remembers her. At first, I thought it was because of her name. But, it's not. It's because of her smile, her cute squeaky voice, and the way she approaches people. They remember her because her goal is to make someone smile, to make someone laugh, to brighten someone's day, to cheer someone up, to lend a helping hand, to help someone in a time of need, to deliver on a promise.

Kiki is special for so many reasons. She is a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She has a contagious personality that instantly wins you over. She is intelligent, but still sees the world though the eyes of a child. She is in wonderment of God's creation in nature, in people, in life.

Kiki is one of the most talented people that I've ever known. She can do just about anything. She is a gifted athlete. She is a great worker. She can figure out stuff that makes me scratch my head! I love to sit back and tell her that she "can't do something" -- she'll prove me wrong every time because it motivates her. She can do and be anything!

My wife is the most genuine, wonderful person I've ever met. Hold on, did I write that already? Well, she is!!! I am a very lucky man to have her by my side in good and bad times. I am blessed to be graced with her presence each day. I am a better person because God sent her to make my life whole again.

Thank you, Kiki, for loving me, caring for me, and never doubting me! You are an angel!

Under HIS Grace...



  1. Happy Birthday, Kiki!
    What a lovely post.
    I can't help but wonder why there are no shoes in the photo :)

  2. Yay! Happy Birthday Kiki!!! :0)