my guest post from moriah got me thinking that i don't share very often about andy (and our relationship for that matter.) sure we are pretty wrapped up in parenting these days, but there is so much more to our relationship than raising our kids.
i have to stop for a moment and brag about him as a dad, though. andy is such a devoted father, you can see the pride in his eyes every time he sees the boys. yes, truly, every time. he takes great joy in spending quality time with them, and he is graceful and patient when he is teaching them new things. he is at home with them 2 nights a week and he has never once complained about the daunting tasks of dinner, bed time, or cleaning up after a full days work. he is honestly one of the most loving family men i have encountered (and i unfortunately take it for granted too often). i have no idea how he does it but he has endless energy. my boys adore him and count down the minutes until he gets home from work. so do i! the dynamic is just so much better when he is around, i bet other people could tell you the same...
as a husband andy is so kind and patient. he listens to me when i need a friend and in a kind, gentle way he is the first to correct me if i am wrong. i think something that really keeps us strong is we are both very open people, yet we don't ask the other to change who they are. am i am definitely not as gentle and even-keeled as andy, in fact, i am often jealous of how well he keeps his cool at all times. we have a great respect for each other and their character. sure we may bicker about which way is faster when going to the grocery store (we are both stubborn and we know it) but when it comes to big things we are truly on the same page and we talk things out a great deal before making decisions. i am so blessed to have a man who leads my family with the best of intentions and a selfless agenda. i would have never thought that those 2 teenagers who used to fight every day in the high school lunch room (yes, seriously, i was a drama queen... can you believe it!) would have made such a great match. watching him at home as a dad is more romantic than any date we have ever been on. i fall deeper in love with him the older we get and good grief we still have a long ways to go, so i can only imagine what the future has in store for us! i can't wait!
we are so blessed to be such a strong family at such a young age, i have no doubt it is due to our faith and endless prayers from both of our parents.
i did not share this to brag, but i hope it makes you sit back and realize how blessed you really are and think about the things that you love about your man. i know i am not the best at telling him all these things i love about him, but i am going to try and be better with letting him know how great i think he is!
i would love to hear what your favorite thing to do with your husband is and what you love about seeing your husband as a father -- leave a comment and share it with us!