Happy birthday to my most wonderful husband! This is the third of his birthday's we have spent together: year one we had been dating for just a couple months, last year we were engaged, and this year we are married! God is so good. Each year has been beautiful, and I've tried to show off my gift giving skills each time. This year I went for some literature that appeals to his heart:
I got him a book on the North American martyrs - he has a real heart for these Saints; not only do they give him inspiration for greater holiness, but they also give him a world of inspiration in the artistic realm. He would love to do some paintings of these men some day. (And if it meant we spent some time extended time in Quebec, I wouldn't hate it.) So naturally, I also got him some Canadian maps since he loves to do all the research and reference one possibly can when learning about something (and for our grand road trip across Canada that will eventually happen - we've hit up the east coast and west coast, now for everything in between). Then finally, I got him The Little Oratory, a book about bringing prayer into the home.
I'm so thankful for this wonderful man! He makes every day better! Saint Maximilian Kolbe - pray for us!