I truly love spiritual reading. You speak to me so many different ways through books. But today I want to thank You for speaking to me so often and so emphatically through the pageless book of my family, especially my wife. I have learned a great deal about myself and about my life that I would characterize as wisdom through Your gift of her to me.
I remember someone saying, early in our marriage, that one partner in a marriage would either raise both to heaven or drag both to hell. I always had the ego to think it would be me that exercised that role not only for her but for the whole family. How blind I’ve been! It has, indeed, been her all along who has raised me up by making me dig deeper into my own spiritual resources to become more than I was. I truly am one of her children and she has truly raised me and continues to raise me. It has been her "humanity" and not her spirituality which has done this. If there is a message there, let it be that the example of a person’s virtues and failings strictly on a day-to-day human level, can be as powerful (even more powerful) than the influence of an ostensibly spiritual life.