Updated: Jun 14, 2019
Sacrifice is a topic I have been thinking a lot about, and on a day that I missed Mia's first track meet, I find it an appropriate topic.
In our family, nobody sacrifices more than my wife. I'd imagine that holds true for any college baseball coach...and most coaches in general.
While my sacrifice is substantial, it requires spending time away from my family in order to provide. Hers is spent being a slave to the children, and I don't think the two compare. There is no way to truly express my thankfulness for what she does.
Sacrifice is hard. But for most successful people, it is a mandatory fact of life. In leadership and in relationships, I don't think there is a way to do it right that doesn't involve sacrifice.
Anything extraordinary requires sacrifice, according to James Kerr in 'Legacy.' (I promise I will finish the book soon so that I can start referencing ideas from another...however, it is realllllly good)...and my family is quite extraordinary.
I could go on for several pages about sacrifice. God Himself sacrificed His son for our salvation. That in and of itself, speaks to the power of the act.
But I think the heart of this message is to tell Sara thank you for the sacrifices that she makes to ensure that our children are nurtured and cared for in a loving home, every day.
So, without further ado for all the world to see (or at least all 3 of you who currently read this):
To my Bride,
Thank you. I love you. What you do is appreciated beyond words. We couldn't do it without you.