Thursday, March 16, 2017

Roast or Boast

Today is Kelly Huckaby's birthday! Because Kelly has such a great sense of humor, I (Tricia) often tease  or "roast" him instead of boasting. He is an easy target. But today as I thought about Kelly, well, I just HAVE to take some time to boast in the Lord and to boast about what the Lord has done in my husband over these years.

When Kelly and I were married, he was definitely a "good" guy. But since making the decision to give his life to Jesus Christ in 2002, I have had a front row seat in watching the Lord transform him from a pretty "good" guy into a godly man. I just have to praise God and thank him for his great mercy in bringing Kelly to himself about a year after he saved me. I just can't imagine the life we would have led if Kelly had never come to the Lord. Thank you, Jesus! You are so merciful and kind!

Kelly amazes me in the way he cares for vulnerable people, especially children. He is really full of compassion and a ready desire to serve people. I watch him daily set aside his own wants to help others... people who really do need a helping hand.

Kelly is also a wonderful and thoughtful teacher and shepherd. I love the way he pours himself into discipling the young people around Ciyanjano, and the way he has truly loved our staff. He invests himself without fear of not having enough time, love, money, or whatever. He is trusting in our Lord.

He is a safe person for anyone to talk with no matter their background, current situation, religious beliefs, political standing, whatever... He really is just such a super wonderful person!!! I know you guys agree, right?!

Anyway, I could go on and on and on... Happy Birthday, Kelly! May the Lord continue to build you up in knowledge, faith, character, and action. You are such a blessing to us all and especially ME!!!!!




1 comment:

markandmary said...

Tricia, my screen is blurry after reading your beautiful words, but I can still manage to type out HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KELLY! God bless you!