Jake and I might have a seriously high maintenance marriage. We are total opposites and both have extremely sensitive and emotional personalities. (can I get an "amen" from the Gordon people!) We fight more than most. Our career paths seem totally incompatible. Everyone...I mean everyone (and this includes a marriage counselor) has told us it's going to be near impossible to make life work with Jake being a youth pastor and me being a painter.
But you know what? Despite how much work our marriage is...and it does get tiring sometimes. Despite how many people tell us we're never going to financially make it as a youth pastor and artist. And despite how opposite we are...we totally love each other and are committed to supporting each other in who God has created us to be and what God has told us to do. It may seem impossible...but I support Jake in what God tells him to do (granted imperfectly, but I do my best) and Jake always supports me. We're hoping in a God that makes the hard things work out and the easy things seem foolish. I am a lucky woman to have a husband that sacrifices for me and supports me.
He supports me when everyone else thinks I am going to fail. He supports my dreams. He supports my art. He believes in me. Who could ask for a better husband than that? Jake has faith in me and he encourages me to go for it. He believes me when I say God has told me something to do. He believes that even when I do fail, that I will become better and have a stronger character because of it.
So thank you Jake. Thank you for being a wonderful husband and thank you for showing me that one of the best ways to show a person love is to believe in them. I'm thankful I have you in my life.