Thursday, October 4, 2012

about love...


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!



7 comments:

Hayley Morgan said...
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Moriah said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing about your man. What I love most about my husband as a father is how he plays with our kids. We are so different in the way we connect with them, and I love watching Josiah and Chia cling to him as he plays music for them, sings with them, dances with them, and encourages them to be free spirits. I know it's something they're going to remember when they're older, and most likely form them into the people God wants them to be, unashamed of their awful white boy and white girl dance moves. ::raise the roof::

justicepirate.com said...

I love this post. That was excellent as were the photos.
I think when it comes to my husband as a father, it is exciting to see him reading to the boys and just how he talks to them. You can see they adore him and listen so deeply to all he says. When it comes to me, they want to ignore me! haha. Definitely is fun though!
+Victoria+

Kimmy said...

I love this post! Andy really is SUCH a great Daddy, and you truly aren't over praising him at all just for a great blog post. I have always admired how much he adores you and the boys! :)

I definitely agree that there is nothing more romantic than watching your husband interact & love on your children, even doing the silly little every day thing. I never realized before how much that would make me fall more & more in love with my husband than ever before. It's my most favorite thing in the world!

Dana Taylor said...

I love it! God fearing husbands are the best and it is so refreshing and wonderful to read such positive things! I agree 100% about watching husbands father...you do fall more in love! I am so encouraged by your words!

ruffledsnob said...

you guys, I seriously love hearing you share about your lives and relationships in the comments! thank you all for being real! So glad that you can all relate to this post. It is remarkable to see such young dads stepping up to the challenge and being wonderful leaders of their homes!

A Geek In Glasses said...

I stumbled upon your blog somehow and I am in love with it! I am following you now!

The best thing that Husband, Kid and I do is travel to odd ball places, like Pirate museums and roadside hot dog stands. They are so fun and silly.

He is a great Dad to our little one because he is so encouraging.