Me and My Minister Man

Friday, March 6, 2009

This post is: "dedicated to the one I love..." My sweet husband of 32 years...The Reverend Gary Timothy Morton... My sweet girlfriend, Mrs. Lisa McKay, better known by her wonderful blog, "The Preacher's Wife," is beginning a new feature on her blog. Go here to read all about it...The Woman BESIDE the Man... I was thrilled to find out that I was to be the first PW she is featuring. I told her I feel like I won a "prize," and I mean it! Let me tell you about my real PRIZE: my minister man! I am the most blessed wife in the world, and it is first of all because of the ONE I love, my Savior, Jesus Christ. He blessed me in my marriage with a precious young minister almost 32 years ago, and I have been honored to serve alongside him all these years. I have been to so many choir practices and church dinners and Sunday School classes and retreats and banquets and youth fellowships and lock-ins and missions conferences and revivals and Sunday mornin', Sunday night, and Wednesday church...and NONE of that matters as much as the way this man lives out the life of a Christ-follower at HOME and in the trenches Monday through Friday! May I say this? HE IS THE MAN IN FRONT OF THIS WOMAN! Gary - I love you and I treasure you. Thank you for being genuine and loving and supportive of me - in all my seasons of life. Thank you for being an awesome daddy to our boys, and now "G-Daddy" to our little Zeke... May God continue to bless us as we sojourn together. I count it a privilege to be your bride... And as you say so sweetly, "our nest ain't empty, we're still here!" I love you, Jan

9 Responses:

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Just when I didn't think I could adore you any more, and now this.

Luke has always threatened grave torture if his picture showed up on my blog, but you've inspired me to do this very same thing for him. Now to find a photo of the two of us where I don't have a huge perm and he a mullet.

I think my favorite thing besides the obvious is what Gary said about your not being empty nesters. There's a whole lot of wisdom packed in that quote!

I love you so much, Jan! It's an honor to call you friend. :))

Lindsee said...

What a sweet way to honor your Godly man. I can't wait for the day that I get to say the same things about my man. Maybe not a minister, but a lover of Jesus Christ!

You are a wonderful example to us single ladies, Mrs. Jan! I sure do love you.

Have a fun Friday!

TammieFay said...

After reading this I can't wait to get home and "love up" my man! We are blessed indeed....those of us who have God-called, Jesus lovin', Word preachin', worship leadin', wife lovin', family providin', husbands!

What fun to see you as the first PW featured on WBTM! You go, girl!

Can't wait til next weekend...looking forward to meeting you!

Yolanda said...

What a beautiful, heart-felt tribute as a Preacher's Wife.

Love YOU Miss Jan, and have surely missed you.

twinkle said...

Jan, I just felt the huge love you have for Gary as I read through this post! What a blessing you both are to God's family. I know you two have weathered some vallies and wildly stood on the mountaintops of faith. So wonderful to have a partner to share in Christ's adventure. May God continue to bless you both...
Love,
Deborah

WendyB said...

Dear Jan,
I am enjoying your blog, which I found via LPM and Travis C.
I have been a Siesta over at the LPM blog for over a year, and am going to be attending the conference in Nashville next weekend. I'm coming alone and just thought I'd say hi here and hope that we might have a chance to say hi in person there!
Wendy
Pearls14434@aol.com

rachel said...

Hi Georgia Jan!
I've hopped over here from the PW's blog to say thank you for your answers and for this post! I "met" you on the Siesta blog. :) I could sit at your feet for hours with one question right after the next. Thanks for being the picture of a faithful follower and devoted minister's wife!
Rachel

Mandy said...

Such a sweet post! Nice to meet you!

Susanne said...

I loved your post on Lisa's blog. SO glad to meet you. I love how you dedicated this to the man you stand beside. AWESOME!!

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