Friday, July 25, 2008

Over Due

In light of yesterday's post, I think an introduction is highly over due.

Let me introduce (drum-roll please): The Captain.

How do I begin to describe my husband?
He makes me laugh all the time.
He is patient beyond comprehension. He is all that is respectable, responsible, and revolutionary. Revolutionary? Yeah. In a time when men/husbands/fathers are being depicted as brainless, childish ego maniacs my dear hubby stands stubbornly apart.

Instead, he is godly, smart, thoughtful, kind, generous, and content but most of all he is a grown-up in every sense of the word. He is not easily swayed by my emotions but he doesn't make me feel bad for being a "girl" and having them. He has stayed up many a sleepless night giving me counsel and comfort. He knows ALL my dirt and never, not even once, thrown it back in my face or used it to hurt me. It wouldn't even occur to him.

Is he perfect? Well, no. But is he close? Oh yeah.

He models Jesus to me every single day...

While never, ever taking himself too seriously.

Edited to add: This picture was NOT taken on his or anyone else's birthday. Nana brought these elephant hat thingys home from somewhere (no idea). He just saw them laying around so decided to wear one!


Andrea Bell said...

ahhh...sniff sniff...what a guy:) LOVE the picture...that is sooo him!!! hhehehehee

I witnessed his patience last night with Brigitta at church. We were trying to quickly get to Rite Aide to get the sore throat lollipops, and Brigitta's glasses chain had gotten wrapped into a knot. She sat there and unraveled it as if she had all the time in the world. We were all waiting for her, and dad gently encouraged her...but there was never a snap, a fix it later...there was time for her to do it, and she knew it.

For most people that might not be huge, but coming from my family growing up and never having the freedom that lies in being important enough to have someone wait for you. That was amazing to see!!!

It was an example for me as well, to be able to gently and lovingly make the person I am with more important than the hands on a clock, or a list of things I "should" be doing. Thank You!!!

Alicen said...

We're quite fond of your hubby too!!! Can't wait to see you guys and visit soon! Love to you and yours! :)

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