Thursday, May 25, 2006
Thirteen Things I Love about My Husband
1. He's even better looking now than he was at twenty. And he was pretty stinkin' good lookin' then!!
2. He shares my addiction to diet Coke and never questions how much money we spend each month on said addiction.
3. Other than Ed Young Jr. and Chip Ingram, he's the only speaker I can listen to for more than 5 minutes. And for 11 years, I had (got) to every week, week in and week out. So it's a good thing he's a great speaker!
4. He's willing to sell his Jeep and drive my car, so I can get a much-needed minivan, and he loves his Jeep so much I call her The Mistress.
5. He's from the South. Who doesn't love a Southern boy?
6. He can cook. Really well.
7. He says my cinnamon rolls are better than his grandmother's--and she was a professional baker. I don't know if he really means it or not, but the fact is that he says it. He's good like that.
8. He doesn't really like lizards, snakes, or spiders. He's not afraid, mind you, but he doesn't laugh at me when I scream when I see them. Frogs are another story. But you can't always remove the boy from the man, you know?
9. He routinely cancels fishing trips to stay home and help me. And he loves fishing even more than that Jeep.
10. He loves my family. Enough said.
11. He loves our children, loves to be with them, even loves to take a 3 year old camping in another state. He's the best dad ever. Others have said it about their husbands, but they're wrong. Only one can be the best! As Caiden often says, "You're the best daddy I've ever had."
12. He loves me, loves me, loves me. He puts up with me, gives all his money to me to manage (aka spend), never complains when I need 15 potty breaks on a 2 hour trip, makes me pancakes on the weekend, is a fabulous labor coach, and gives The Best Gifts, Ever. I'm completely spoiled.
13. He loves Jesus. Way more than he loves any of us, which is a lot. And that's what first attracted me to him--Jesus is the first, the center, the last in his life. Consistently. He has consistently walked the walk for the 12 years I've known him, and his integrity has never wavered. I respect him more than anyone I know.
And if this were the Thursday Thirty, I'd keep on writing, because I could just keep on, and on, and on!