Friday, August 26, 2011
Today is my sweet husband’s birthday. I met this man when I was 14 years old! Yep, you heard it right, 14. We started dating when I was 15 and as they say, the rest is history. He’s the kind of person who’s a gift to the world ya know? Who was I to say no to the gift God sent my way? I’m not stupid! Yea, I could have dated more, waited a few years, blah, blah, blah..but one thing I know for sure..I could have looked the world over and never have found someone who loves me like he does. He does it so perfectly. He’s a man I can respect. He’s smart. He’s handsome, he’s a great dad, he’s my best friend and he loves the Lord. He’s one of those guys who still opens the door, waits until everyone has their plate before he prepares his, and he can fix just about anything..or so me and Blake think. He loves me as my son’s mother, creating a wonderful example for Blake on how to treat a woman. I remember him wading into water to drag a lady out of her car and bring her to safety after she had run off the road. While he was covering her with blankets she looked up at him and said, “what is your name again?.. Because you’re my hero.” As I looked on, proud of my husband for proving that chivalry still lives, I thought, I know..right? He’s MY hero too! He’s the most selfless human being I know. He’s a peacemaker. He makes me laugh and surprises the heck outta me with his sense of humor. He can cook a mean egg sandwich. He prays with me and we share our thoughts on scripture as we read our bibles together late into the night. He hugs me and the whole world seems to be sitting perfectly on its axle. I cry and he knows why..without asking. I get angry and he soothes the hurt…. he brings the calm. He stays awake many a night to make sure our son has made it safely to his destination. Blake calls, he goes, no matter the time, day or night. He listens..yep, he’s a great listener but he gives the best advice as well and I’ll listen to him before anyone, even if it’s not what I want to hear because I KNOW he has my best interest at heart. He’s a great friend and he extends himself far beyond the norm for the people he cares about. He sees the good in other people, and he’s a great judge of character. If on any rare occasion, there’s someone he doesn’t trust, sit up and take notice because I can count those on less than one hand. All in all what I’m trying to say is although today is his birthday and it’s about gifts and cakes and all, I can’t help but think of what a better place the world is with him in it! He’s a gift. And believe me folks, I live with him 24/7, 356. I don’t have anyone else in my life I admire or respect more than him. So happy birthday to the magnificent man I share space with, you make me better by knowing you.