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Thankful to celebrate another year with my wife

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:52 am

General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

It’s been five years since March 30 fell on a Wednesday, the same day our newspapers are published.
I wrote an editorial about senior basketball players and their success in the EMO Senior Showcase. In the same editorial, I gave readers information on a full-page ad running in the paper.
The problem is that March 30 is my wedding anniversary.
I tried to get brownie points in the April 6, 2011 issue but it really was too late.
I’m not missing out this time…
I want to say “Happy 14th Anniversary” to my wife Kristy Schott (Forman).
Through 14 years, this beautiful woman has put up with a lot. She will say “Amen” to that.
Kristy has been longsuffering through my many nights away from home, my puns that I think are funny, and a list of many things I don’t get done when I’m at home. I’m sure her list is longer but I may not have enough space on this page to list the rest. Through it all, she’s able to look past these issues and chooses to love me for my heart.
I’m forever grateful to call her my wife, my best friend, and the awesome mother of our four children. As a husband, I’m also thankful that she loves God more than she loves me.
She may not think so, but I do believe I have a virtous woman for a wife, as described in Proverbs 31.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life…Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 3:10-12
She loves the Lord, she works diligently with me to train our children in His ways, and I’m glad that she’s my best friend.
I look forward to every second God blesses me with her.
She’s also my favorite singer and I feel thankful I get to hear her sing praises to the Lord every week in church.
Kristy, I love your heart, I love who you are, I love that I get to raise kids with you, I’m grateful for your love of God, and I love you.
Thank you for taking my last name. I don’t want to give it to anybody else.
Love, your husband