Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Wonderful Mr.

So, over at We Are That Family, there is a fun little carnival in honor of Valentine's Day. There are some amazing prizes being offered - and who am I to pass up a prize? All ya have to do is post a little tribute to your hubby.

Oh, I can soooooo do that!

'Cause if there is one thing I love to do, it's lovin up my hubby! And I like the way he kinda gets all bashful and blushy when I do it in public ... How do you write a tribute to the person who changed your life? I could tell you he is my very best friend, but that doesn't say nearly enough. I could tell that I love him more every single day, but I have probably said all of that before. So, what do I say to let you know just what he means to me ...?

I know! I will tell you all about HIM and then you can see WHY I love him the way that I do!

The first thing you must know about this man of mine is that he HATES being the center of attention! He doesn't like it when I take his picture (but that doesn't stop me!!).

See what I mean? Silly man!

He REALLY doesn't like when I point him out in public to tell everyone in earshot how stinkin' cute he is! Yeah, he hates that!
But the best example of just HOW shy he is is that almost 6 years ago, when we were planning our wedding, this guy asked to do the wedding from the sound booth ... in the very back of the room. He did not want to be the center of attention! Needless to say, I made him come up front with me. I wanted him CLOSE when it came time for the kissin!!!

The next thing you need to know about the most wonderful man in the universe is that he loves to have fun! He likes people and he is good with them, but he is BEST when it comes to the people he loves most in the world ... his family!
He LOVES his children with complete abandon. He would move heaven and earth to protect his little girls AND his big boys! He is the best daddy I have ever seen! I love to watch him just love on them and share their world for a while. Like this ...
He also loves the out doors, he likes hunting and camping and walking and riding four wheelers and hiking and just the pure simplicity of enjoying nature! He also loves to share that love with his children!

He is extremely patriotic! He served in the US Army and has a slight obsession with airplanes, especially MILITARY airplanes. Another love that he enjoys sharing with the ones he loves!
(I promise, Hattie was having fun with her daddy! She just HATES having her picture taken!)

He is one of those FUN kinda dads and that makes life with him all the more interesting and enjoyable. I love to see him just MAKING fun with his children, but I really love it when I get to get involved too!
So, here is a rundown of who he is - the Reader's Digest version, if you will!

He is HANDSOME. (DUH!! That is a given!)

He is LOVING - I honestly do not go a day without him showing me in some way that I am the one he loves and he is genuinely happy to share his life with me! I am so very Blessed in this area!

He is FUN! He can make two little girls laugh with all they have at a moment's notice!

He is a GREAT dad! - His boys want to be just like him and his girls just want to be with him.

He is a FABULOUS hubby - I cannot say enough in this area!

He is KIND - he would give the shirt off of is back for is fellow man. He truly cares about people!

He is GOOD - he has the best heart of anyone I have ever known.

He is EASY TO LOVE - honestly, I don't know anyone that knows him who doesn't love him!

He is MANLY - he can fix, do, make or run anything!!!

He is CARING - I watched him love on Paula the night before she went to Heaven, Nuff said!

He is my HERO - he has rescued me in more ways than one - too many to count!

He is my LOVE - and lets me know every single moment that I am his!

He is my FRIEND - there is nothing that I cannot share with this man!

So, he loves his family ...

... and he loves his wife ...
(lucky me!!!)

... but more than anything else, and the one reason I know I will love him FOREVER is this:

He loves God with his entire being.

Everything else in his life and in his world is centered around, based on and made possible by this one certainty. He is a GODLY man. Jesus is His center and the rest of it is based on that love. I had no problem at all using the word "obey" in my vows, because I knew I could trust and follow a man who TRULY follows after God.
He makes me a better woman.

He makes me a better person.

Because He makes me love and thirst after God all the more.

I simply love this man!

7 of ya left some love:

We are THAT Family said...

What a sweet post! You are truly blessed. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Natalie said...

thanks for sharing your pictures! any man that is his wife's hero, friend and a fabulous father is a keeper! good for you.

Heather said...

What a great list!

calista said...

Sweet, Sweet, I just love to read things like this!

Jenn said...

I love it... and I'll never forget that night he sat with Paula.

j said...

I love a good love story! It's refreshing to see people talk so highly about their spouses. I love witnessing that! It's a beautiful thing. Especially love the candid family photos of Steve and the girls.

friendbrooke said...

Becky Jo...
I am your single siesta and am so blessed to have learned a little about your from your blog! Such a sweet family. I am super excited about getting a little package in the mail...thank you for wanting to know a little about me and for trying to find something I would LOVE...I know I will! I hope that we can keep in touch and get to know each other better! Enjoy this day of love with your sweet family!
You are LOVED...