Celebrating Six Years….

Six years ago on the seventh of January, I went to the courthouse with Mwiche Kalinda and we became man and wife.

There was no crowd of people that we knew cheering us on, no minister that we had hired, no special suit for me or dress for her, and no photographer around either to capture the moment. Just a crowd of other couples ready for their vows, a judge that kept the line of couples moving as each one stepped forward to say their “I do”, and a lot of nervousness, excitement, and love felt between me and my new wife Mwiche James.

Mwiche James

As with all couples, we’ve had our ups and downs, our arguments and make-ups, and we’ve had our secrets that aren’t spoken of to anyone else. And we’ve had our faith in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to help us through things.

Today, we have two children, a boy and a girl. David James II is going to be 5 years old come March 2nd, and Tehilla James is going to be 2 years old come June 23rd.

D.J. and Tehilla

We went from being two people going to a courthouse to four people making up a loving family.

The James Family

And on Friday, the kids stayed with my mom as my wife and I went out to have an evening together that we haven’t had in quite some time.

We went driving for a distance to eat at the Olive Garden and had a pleasant time talking on the way down. No radio. No CDs. No kids. Just the two of us being able to talk without interruption. Doesn’t happen as often as we would like and we took full advantage of it. The wait at the restaurant was almost an hour, but once we were in our seats the waiter was very nice and took care of all our dining needs. We talked less at that point, but when we did it coupled the great emotion we both felt as we knew that we loved each other just as much now, if not more, than we did on the day we went to that courthouse.

Upon leaving the restaurant, we decided not to take in a movie after all because of the lateness so we left to go home. Before we got to the highway though we thought we’d stop at the Super Wal-Mart to get a few things. As she went in, I chose to stay outside a bit to let my stomach settle some and told her I’d join her in a bit. After I began to get cold, I decided to go inside. We walked around Wal-Mart a bit more for some other things and then left for home.

Once home, we completed the night the way a married couple should and afterward went to bed.

Then, later on, I found out the hard way why it’s called “Dinner and a movie” and not “Dinner and a walk around Super Wal-Mart” as my stomach was not as settled as I had thought.

My wife was very understanding and let me sleep in quite late – even for me – because of my restless night.

And that’s just one of the many things that reminds me of why I love this woman that I have been married to now for six years and counting.

Me and Mwiche

About David James

David James is a man of many attributes: He's a believer in Jesus as the Christ. He's a family man with a wife and two children. He's an entrepreneur with a fledgling business called Beyond the Charts, an Independent Marketer with Manna From Heaven, a writer of both speculative fiction and some spiritual matters. He's a listener of heavy metal with techno, goth, and industrial sounds preferred. He doesn't listen to "Christian radio" and can't stand most "Praise and Worship" music because it comes across so staged and more for entertainment than worship, but he loves the worship coming out of MorningStar Ministries because of the raw intensity of it. He loves scary movies whether it's a creepy ghost story or an intense slasher film, as well as strange humor films, and just loves the spoof films that have come out over the past decade. He thinks Kevin Smith films are very funny, but doesn't care for it when they speak bad of Jesus. His favorite novelist of all time is Stephen King. His favorite sci-fi novelist is Kevin J. Anderson. Other novelists he enjoys are too numerous to mention here. For Spiritual reading he turns to Billy Graham, Mike Murdock, Rick Joyner, John Bunyan, Ellen White, Herbert Armstrong, Martin Zender, and R.A. Torrey. He enjoys financial and self-help books ranging from Dale Carnegie to Zig Ziglar to Donald Trump to Robert Kiyosaki. The one thing that irritates him is when people don't show respect, yet want respect from those they don't show it to.

10 comments on “Celebrating Six Years….

  1. Oh, thank you honey for this excellent post. We had fun that night, didn’t we?

    Hello, all! I’m Mwiche, David’s wife. I haven’t posted here before although David has talked of you often and has tried to get me to look at some of your posts thinking I would like them. I really don’t understand all the stuff you guys write about and when he talks about this it really goes over my head, although I’ve been able to watch a few movies with him like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings (loved that last one!). Even though I am still learning all of this, I am very supportive of my husband in this and hope he does well. Thank you all for being friends with him. I don’t know how often I’ll pop over here, but it’s good to meet you all!

    I could not have asked for a better husband like David! He is an inspiration to me! He is kind and generous. He makes me smile when I dont feel like smiling! One thing that really attracted me to David was his love for God. He loves God more than anything! And his honestness! He is so open and honest. And that has really helped us so much in the down moments! When my faith is down, he will speak the word of God to my spirit! He is very romantic, so funny and laughs a lot. Sometimes he laughs so hard and loud it makes me jump. Sometimes he aggravates me with the amount of time he spends on the computer and sitting down reading, but I have seen that helps him relax. He is a very excellent Dad! He is both a friend and a dad to the kids, the list goes on. He is the greatest husband in the whole world. I love my man!!

    • Hi. Mwiche. as you know, I have spoken to David on the phone a few times. One of the things that is pressed into my mind about him is his deep love of God. But beyond that, his gentle adoration of his family. I am honored to call him friend and I am joyous that the two of you have another year together. what a gift from above. Congratulations to both of you and I pray you have many more Laugh Out Loud days, weeks and years together.

      • Thank you, Diane! I have read some of what you’ve written because David has pointed it out to me. Thank you for your friendship. I’ve heard a lot of good things about you. And thank you for your encouragement! May God continue to pour His blessings on you and your family.

    • Wow! Thanks for all the kind words, dear. And if you come here often enough, you’ll find out how friendly everyone here is as I think you are discovering. 🙂

  2. “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.” Prov 31:10-11

    Congratulations on finding one, David! And you two make beautiful children! That makes it your God-given responsibility to have some more. hehe!

    • Hey, Robynn, that verse really touched me a lot. I’m really working on it to be that woman that the Bible talks about and to be totally submissive to my husband as the Word of God says. My prayer is that I don’t miss any line in that chapter of Proverbs 31, that I become that woman. I’m a work in process, and God wants me to be that kind of a woman. With God, nothing is impossible!

      More children! Heh-hee-hee!!! Thanks! 😀

    • Thank you, Robynn, and if that’s a “God-given responsibility”, then at least it’s a fun one to have! 😀

  3. Gee, David, do you think you could look any happier in that last picture? I mean, how big can one person smile anyway? 😉

    Congratulations to both of you!

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