So this week’s challenge is to admire my husband; write up what I admire about him then show him the post. We’re getting ready to leave for camping this afternoon and the car is FULL, so I warned him that his head still had to fit in the car later.
All joking aside, I have a wonderful husband, and though we have had our difficult times, I couldn’t think of anyone else I’d want to be with.
First of all, he’s a Christian. Many Christian women can’t even list that one point. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to have a husband who doesn’t agree with your faith, or worse, to condemn you for it.
He’s smart, and GREAT with numbers. Math is definitely one of his strong points; he can calculate things in his head faster than I can with a calculator at times. He’s persistent. OK, stubborn is another word for it, but it’s a quality that has gotten us to where we are right now. When we first got married, my husband had to work at several new jobs one right after another, one time started one job and only worked there 2 days then started another job later in the week, just because he was trying to find something with a salary that could support the both of us when our son was born as I didn’t have enough hours at my work to qualify for paid maternity leave. I don’t know about you, but I hate interviews and starting new jobs, so I really appreciate the persistence he had to find a good job despite the stress of it.
He’s a loving father. There are studies that show that working fathers spend a tiny amount of time with their kids in a week. Though my husband works an hour away, he goes in to work an hour early each day so that he can have that extra hour at home with us (of course, it’s nice to beat rush hour traffic, too.) He isn’t embarrassed to fool around with the kids, playing at their levels both physically and mentally. The other day when I was talking to my dad on the phone, he asked me if that was a dog he heard in the background. Nope, it was Louis playing with the kids 🙂
My first point was that Louis is a Christian; I think it’s also important to note that he’s striving to become closer to God.
Louis is always trying to figure out what he can do to make my days with the kids easier for me. Though he usually doesn’t hear the kids in the night, just because he’s a heavy sleeper, he almost always gets up with them in the morning on days he’s not at work to let me stay in bed. This means that he NEVER gets to sleep in unless the kids do, despite the fact that he gets up earlier in the mornings on weekdays than I do.
He likes to cook! How many women have a man that can cook (and enjoy WHAT they cook)? Since we moved I’ve been doing more of cooking since he has a longer commute from work, but before we moved Louis was doing at LEAST 1/2 the cooking, and almost all the weekend meals. He also cleans the downstairs of the house almost every Wednesday while I’m at my ladies’ accountability group.
I’m going to cut myself off at this point, because there’s just no way I can list every good trait my husband has. No, he’s not perfect, but no one is. He’s always trying to correct his faults, make things easier for me, and that’s much more important than any fault. He’s the man God gave me for the rest of my life, and I love him, so I’ll keep him.
**On a side note, please keep our family in your prayers while we’re camping. Annabel has a bit of a runny nose, so please pray that she isn’t getting sick, and please pray for safety and good weather for us the next few days. Thanks!**