Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Anniversary, Ellie and Ryan

Happy anniversary, Ellie and Ryan.
Here you are thirteen years ago.
Thirteen, the number of ahavah (love) in Hebrew.
"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one (echad) flesh."
Thirteen, also the number of echad (one) in Hebrew.
In your living room, you have a framed picture of this beautiful kanji (megumi), which means blessing, grace, mercy, kindness. Your marriage is a great blessing. Your home is filled with grace, mercy, and kindness.
It can be seen in the two of you and in the three wonderful boys you are raising. The four lower strokes of the kanji mean "heart." You take people into your heart as a way of life.

As you follow God together, you bring light and life into this world. We commend you for that. We love you and wish you many more years together.

I love Ryan's blog post about your anniversary.

3 comments:

readingellie said...

Oh Dad. Thank you so much for your posting about our anniversary. I loved it. I really liked the bit about the kanji on our wall being a way that we live. Love you.

Pammy said...

Beautiful post!

Kath said...

What a simple yet eloquent posting. I agree with every stroke of it.