Wednesday, March 5, 2008

To My Husband

I am feeling a little gushy today and I just want the world to know how much I truly love my husband and appreciate all that he does for me and for our family.

He is an amazing man, husband, and father. I am truly in awe of my husband many days. He handles things with so much more grace and patience than I could ever wish to have. He loves to play with our boys and gladly takes care of them and their needs whenever he can. He takes off time without any complaints for various illnesses (theirs and mine), school activities, meetings with teachers, extracurricular activities. He takes off almost an entire week in August just to be sure that he is there for Austin during fair, to help him however he can and to watch Austin at any of the things he participates in. Our boys will always know that our family comes first, before anything else, work included. I feel so blessed to have a husband who knows and understands the value of family.

He is deeply rooted in Christ. His faith was a catalyst to my acceptance of Christ. We have always had amazing discussions. If I don't understand something, I can ask him. If I just want his opinion on something, I can go to him and sometimes it's exactly what I think and other times, he puts a whole new spin on something that makes it that much easier for me to understand. I am so thankful that my husband is a man of God and is saved and is helping me to raise our boys with that same faith. I am indebted to his parents for bringing him up in a home where Christ was important and instilling that faith in him.

Steve and I have so much fun together. We just laugh together, often, and that is critical to a good relationship.

I love raising my children and I am thoroughly enjoying the years that I have them under my care, but I am also greatly looking forward to our retirement and to the time when we do not have children in our home. I am excited to look to the future and see what we may do together and spending our days together. I love every second of the NOW, while still looking forward to the LATER. I enjoy every minute I spend with Steve and I know that I always will.

I hope that my children can find a spouse like I have found in their father; can have healthy relationships and happy families. I hope that we are raising them to understand that God comes first, then your spouse, then your children. If you have God first, spouse second, everything else will fall into place. We know together Who to turn to when we don't have the answers and are struggling to understand why we are going through something.

I am incredibly blessed to have my husband in my life as my best friend, my lover, and my co-parent.

I love you, Steve!!


Anonymous said...

Yeah Go Steve! Isn't it wonderful! I will have to say we're the same and was smiling reading this post. My hubby and I have the BEST relationship and he too is the best in sharing the responsibilities! Squeeze him tight! And you two keep Christ first! I juet love your family.
Jackie Sue
PCOS Momma

Gina said...

It's a blessing to read of a marriage blessed and focused on the LORD - I agree with everything you wrote here. Randy and I have the best relationship and I wake up every morning wondering what I have done to deserve him/this life.

Only by the grace of God,


Anonymous said...

I never had any doubt that Steve was the best for my little girl (Matilda) Thank you Steve for being a great father to my grandchildren and a great husband to my daughter. Love, Rick