Then God said let us make human beings in our image to be like ourselves… Then God looked over all He had made, and saw that it was very good!

Even in the midst of living in a magnificent garden the Lord God said, “It is not good for man to be alone.”

Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and He brought her to man, “at last!” the man exclaimed.

For Crowell, there is no greater gift from the Lord God, than being a father and papa. Jennifer, “resident butterfly,” carries forward the legacy of grace, beauty, purity, servant, tiger, mom, and elegance her Mother Susie lived out for her. Isabella, giver of life; Vaneassa, angel like, role model; Ariana, giver of peace and the eldest Ferch, Natalya, being worthy to be imitated by her sisters.

My Hope for today is to honor women, the first woman of the Christian faith is the mother of Jesus. Imagine a 15 year old girl being told by an angel, she was pregnant. No less in a day where the custom was death for unwed mothers. Yet Mary believed God.

In 1963, my mother and me said our last good byes. 52 years later, my Mother Kathleen Crowell stands tall in my life. I fully plan to see her again. Susie my wife has been my helpmate for years. The witness of her greatness is on display in her daughter and grand children’s lives. 

This is a strong conviction. If men focused on the purity, elegance, and grace, of Godly women, abuse, pornography, and all manner of degradation of women would vanish. 

The more we see God in women, and treat them as God’s gift, the more we elevate our own humanity. 

Adam yelled, “at last!” when God gave him Eve. 

I, too, shout “at last!” there are women who love God, love life and love their family. I know I have lived with such a woman for 52 years and such a  daughter for 46 years.

What you appreciate appreciates.