October 16, 2007

My hubby's the BEST!

My Husband is the best because-
He is better looking now than when I married him and he was HOT then
He eats what is served and never complains
He loves our children
He loves me!
I can talk to him about anything
He always encourages me when I get down on myself or if someone else says something hurtful to me..he is my #1 fan!
He brings me treats and makes me meals in bed when he thinks I need to rest or just because
I enjoy being with him more than any other person on the planet
He always cleans stomach messes
He thinks that I am the best mom in the world
He works everyday at his job so that we can have a nice home and plenty to eat
He is a giant Teddy Bear
He supports my visions, dreams, hopes
He is nice
His genetics (along with mine) have made some pretty good looking children!
He moves furniture for me!
He loves me through my craziness
My husband cares deeply about the children, and wants to provide a good life for them
He lets me homeschool
He doesn't take the kids trick-or-treating even though he would like to because I'm not comfortable with it
My husband can fix/do ANYTHING around the house
He will fix dinner if need be
He loves me!
He's got *the* best blue eyes!
He hugs me everyday when he comes in from work
He is a good provider
He will never leave me or give up on me
He adores me and would do anything to make me happy
He is very attractive, physically and emotionally
He is a strong leader for our family, and handles well the responsibility of making the tough decisions
He goes to work every morning
He comes home every night
He brings home the paycheck
He talks to me about what interests him (even though there are times when my eyes glaze over I'm sure)
He can be persuaded go shopping once in a blue moon
He loves me!
He desires me (stretch marks and all!)
He compliments me
He works hard for us every day
He does all the finances
He turns a blind eye to the messy house
He wants me to be with him and play games or watch movies with him
He doesn't mind that I don't get up in the mornings with him
He lets me have friends over or go to friend's houses
He gets up every single day, sick or not and goes to work
He gives me the privelege of staying at home, instead of going outside the home to work
He ALWAYS listens to my opinion (he might not agree or change his mind, but he listens)
He doesn't want me to be someone else's idea of a 'submissive' wife. He wants me to be 'me' and do it 'our' way. He does want me to submit, but he also doesn't want me to change who I am.
He loves me more than life itself and proves it daily with every single thing he does.
He is wonderful to share a bed and a life with
He provides for us with so much love!
He loves me, during the good times, but also the bad
He's sacrificed his wants and desires to put our family first
He is happy to take me out to eat just b/c _______
He rarely loses his temper with me, and only after I've really pushed him, so it is usually only if provoked
He is very good at maintaining me, because I am high maintenance
He always lets me have the "bigger half" of anything
He maintains our vehicles
He enjoys the outdoors, and spending time out in nature
He's always warm and I'm always cold
He gives me directions when I'm lost
He's always going along with my "plan" for the weekend
He fixes plugged drains and clogged toilets even if they have nasty things in them!
The only thing he requires of me, is that I'm happy and loving. The house can be a mess, I don't have to cook a single meal, the kids can be in their jammies all day, and he doesn't even notice or at least he never says so out loud!
He's happiest when the kids and I happy. He says so often "I love to make you happy".
And best of all he's all mine!!!
I'm so thankful for the wonderful husband that God has blessed me with. I'm so undeserving.

Grace lesson

every now and then I get an email too good to not post-


I left work early so I could have some uninterrupted study time right before the
final in my Youth Issues class. When I got to class, everybody was doing their
last minute studying. The teacher came in and said he would review with us
for just a little bit before the test. We went through the review, most of it right
on the study guide, but there were some things he was reviewing that I had
never heard of. When questioned about it, he said that they were in the book
and we were responsible for everything in the book. We couldn't really argue
with that. Finally it was time to take the test. "Leave them face down on the desk until everyone has one and I'll tell you to
start," our prof instructed.When we turned them over, every answer on the test was filled in! The bottom
of the last page said the following: "This is the end of the Final Exam. All the answers on your test are correct. You will receive an 'A' on the final exam. The reason you passed the test is because
the creator of the test took it for you. All the work you did in preparation for this
test did not help you get the A. You have just experienced...grAce." He then went around the room and asked each student individually, "What is your grade? Do you deserve the grade you are receiving? How much did all your studying for this exam help you achieve your final grade?" Now I am not a crier by any stretch of the imagination, but I had to fight back
tears when answering those questions and thinking about how the Creator has passed the test for me. Discussion afterward went like this: "I have tried to teach you all semester that
you are a recipient of grace. I've tried to communicate to you that you need to demonstrate this gift as you work with young people. Don't hammer them; they
are not the enemy. Help them, for they will carry on your ministry if it is full of GRACE!" Talking about how some of us had probably studied hours and some just a few minutes but had all received the same grade, he pointed to a story Jesus told in Matthew 20. The owner of a vineyard hired people to work in his field and agreed to pay them a certain amount. Several different times during the day, he hired more workers. When it was time to pay them, they all received the same amount. When the ones who had been hired first thing in the morning began complaining, the boss said, "Should you be angry because I am kind?" (Matthew 20:15). The teacher said he had never done this kind of final before and probably would never do it again, but because of the content of many of our class discussions, he felt like we needed to experience grace. Have you thanked your Creator today because of the grace you've experienced?

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