Sunday, May 10, 2009


Love With Me on Mothers Day

Mrs. Jailer is an incredible wife, friend, lover and mom. Today is a great day to reprise a portion of the speech I gave publicly during my last change of command ceremony (with the Air Force) in 2007. It took place in a deployed environment, so that she was unable to attend:
And yet there is another, who is not here, who has earned great honor. She is my wife Richelyn, who stepped up to the challenge of running the Powell house solo over the past year. I could be focused here, because of the confidence I had in her there. The Old Testament book of Proverbs describes the wife of noble character as being worth more than rubies … strong, industrious, generous, wise, dignified. She is all these things and more. It says, “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her … give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” I’m here today to tell you that she has earned that praise at this gate. She is my great joy and treasure.
I am truly the most blessed of men. This song was sung at our wedding (not by Jason Lon Jacobs, though he does it exceptionally well), and still tugs at my heart strings today:


  1. I had never heard that song before. How beautiful. Yes, Mrs. your whole an amazing blessing.

    Thank you for your blessing comment yesterday. That was so nice to find in my box.

  2. Thank you for sharing the beautiful article and song.

  3. I am a huge Keith Green fan - your rendition was heartfelt and absolutely beautiful - THANKS! God Bless


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