Today, 28 years ago I said, "I do". There were those who told me that we wouldn't make it a year. Some couldn't understand why we were getting married? Some who just embraced it for what it was and "hoped for the best."
So what have I learned about my wife in 28 years? She is stubborn. But I love that. When life knocked us down, she didn't give up. She is OCD. Yes that has cost me a lot of money in the past. But when she dives in, she doesn't do it half way - its all or nothing. Nothing boring about this marriage! She is passionate! Some call her a drama queen, she'll admit it. But it isn't drama - it's truth - emotion - drive that is wrapped up in compassion and a love that can only come from Christ. Is she perfect? No, and she doesn't try. That irritates some people who stereotype pastors wives. But too bad. Living your life to other peoples expectations forces you to live a lie. She lives her life to Christ's expectations. She is who God created her to be. And I love her for it.
She is the love of my life and she is Betty Jones. My name is Russ Jones and I approved this message.