She’s so beautiful.
In 2002 I ended up moving across the street from Grace's apartment in Los Angeles and that's when we became good friends. We always had so much to talk about and we shared so much in common. We became good friends, fell in love and got engaged there on Kelton Avenue in Los Angeles. We then got married in New Jersey on January 10th, 2004 and moved to Seattle.
Grace has been my best friend ever since. When she hears the garage door open when I arrive home from work Grace and the kids all hurry to the top of the stairs and wait there. When I come around the corner I see her smiling radiantly with Gracie on her hip saying, "Welcome home!", while AJ stands at her feet saying, "Pops, home. Pops, home!" I love my job, but I really really love coming home.
Grace is not only my best friend, she's also my biggest fan and she supports me no matter what. She sacrificially gives of herself to her family every day. The way in which she has supported me through this trial has given me great hope, and it has taught me how I ought to support others. If not for her I would probably still be slumped over in my bed depressed and wasting away.
When I was first diagnosed with cancer I was so fearful of the future. Grace came to me and said, "No matter how bad it is, we're going to fight this. Even if its all over your body we're going to fight this cancer together." These past six weeks I've watched Grace boldy step up to all of our challenges. She's more amazing than I could have imagined.
Grace continually teaches me how to sacrifice for, encourage and strengthen others. She loves the Lord so much, and helps me to love Him more each day. If anything good ever comes out of me these days it is because of the encouragement and support of my wife. She is so strong, so bold, and so bright, yet so gentle and so caring. There isn’t another woman on this earth like her. She is so precious, and yet I don’t show enough gratitude to her for all that she has done for me and our kids. I love her so much, but I don’t deserve her. I don’t deserve half the woman that she is. Thank you, Lord, for giving me such a precious, undeserved gift.