And boy am I glad that He decided to do that!
I don't have anything necessarily eloquent or profound to say, other than I am humbled and blessed by the Lord to have been brought into marriage with Becca, not quite sure why He would pick the two of us from completely different backgrounds and geographical locations (try the other side of the world, literally) to be one to represent the love that He has for the church (try Ephesians Chapter 5).
So let me attempt an acrostic poem to try and capture the essence of how we feel about Becca:
R - Radiant
Becca continually reflects and shines the light of Jesus more and more everyday to her family and to our friends!
E - Encouraging
Becca is an encouragement to other moms in their journeys in following the Lord Jesus!
B - Beautiful
Not much to say here, other than Becca is beautiful and continues to reflect and be adorned with,"the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves..." - 1 Peter 3:4-5
E - crEative
When it comes to organizing things, making things, crafty things, teaching things, Becca is very creative she often has a different way of looking at things that is usually helpful, once I get over thinking that my way is right...
C - Compassionate
Becca is compassionate towards, especially in light of the constant demands of the many needy members of the Chew household, to me this is quite supernatural and can only be inspired by Jesus!
C - Charis
This is the Greek for "grace" or "gracious", Becca is extremely gracious towards us all in the Chew household, even after day after day of nagging, tantrums, bad attitudes, teaching, training, pottying, diapering, cooking, homeschooling, even after all of that she still is able to send me out of the house to go run somewhere out of cell phone reception for a day!
A - Aletheia
Becca is interested in the truth, the Truth of Jesus, the Truth of the Scripture, the truth of most subjects, and that is something that the Lord has usually used to unite us even more as one. I am very thankful to be married to be someone who so highly values the Truth of Jesus Christ.
So there you have it, nothing overly sentimental but believe me, words cannot communicate how much I love and honor Becca!
Happy Birthday Becca!