Here is a picture of St. Frances of Rome. She was a Wife, Mother, and Religious who lived from 1384 to 1440:
On the back is this quote from Proverbs, which is appropriate to recall on our wedding anniversary:
A good wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor,
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
When I first typed this in, I misspelled 'gain' for 'gin,' which changed the sentence above to:
"The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gin."
Thankfully God has given me a wonderful wife rather than an endless supply of gin.
Here is an icon I bought at Clear Creek Monastery for Carolyn. It is the Holy Family:
Here we are on our wedding day:
Here are the flowers I sent to Carolyn today. I am so blessed with her, and I thank God for her in my life!