Ok, I'm already in trouble for doing this because she knows what I'm up to. She absolutely hates it when she get's attention because she doesn't want people to celebrate her. This is one of the true signs of humility. I'm not kidding when I say I'm in trouble. But I think it's worth it to recognize what a treasure the Lord has blessed me with... the one I get the privilege of calling wife, soul mate, best friend.
I wanted you guys to know that today is Laine's birthday so that you can celebrate with us. This woman that God has allowed me to call friend since 1984 and wife since 1993 blesses me more every day. Her desire know God and to be closer to him every single day is inspiring to say the least. Now don't get me wrong, she is not perfect. Matter of fact, if it wasn't for the love of God inside her, she would be hopeless. It is this love friends that you all see and read about that draws you to Laine. It is God's love in Laine that gives her such a passion for 147 million orphans. It is God's love that leads her to sacrifice for her family every day. It is His love that helps her write inspiring blog posts and encouraging comments on many of your blogs.
So... when you go to say thanks to her today for who she is in celebration of her bday, give those thanks to God, because that's where Laine would point you to.