It's been a weird year for our family and we haven't seen a whole lot of Charlie. He has been away from us about 90% of the time. During this year apart, I have learned more about the heart of my man than all the years before. I have seen him endure hard times, and do hard things throughout our 30 years together, but this year he has shown up, working 1000 miles away, with more sacrificial love than I thought was possible.
Charlie lives and loves selflessly, generously, and works tirelessly. He loves sacrificially, he is a defender and a provider. Charlie loves and cares for many close to him and around the world.
Charlie is a builder by trade. He can build anything and everything. Everything he builds is built to last. He builds strong and beautiful. We don't have a house to call our own right now, and it seems a little (or a lot) strange, but I know my man is building something for this family that will last for eternity. I trust the work God is doing in and thru this man of mine.
Most guys his age, in this business are slowing down a bit, getting a little more comfortable, maybe relying on the lifetime career and experience they have built up over the years to give them some security and a bit of a cushion. Not my man, he is still hard at it. I guess you could say according to the world, Charlie has been foolish and made some pretty costly decisions, but according to the Bible, he has been a Kingdom builder, building on a sure foundation that will last forever.
I pray we do get to live in a house that Charlie builds for us again someday, but even if we don't, I know he has been building and investing for this family into a Kingdom that is amazing and forever.