Monday, April 29, 2013

10 Reasons I Love My Husband

If I had the time, I could quite possibly come with 100 reasons why I love this man. But to keep this post readable, I'll stop at 10. First, some background information. Phillip and I met officially in 1999 while we both worked for the church that we were attending. I believe with every ounce of my heart that our perfect God ordered our steps and is completely responsible for our "meet-cute". I don't like that term but I learned it from watching the movie The Holiday with Jack Black and Jude Law and  Cameron Diaz.

At any rate, I remember the day that I walked in the break room while Phillip read his Bible and ate  his lunch. That was the beginning.

A short time after, we became very good friends. We talked about the Bible and God's plan for our lives a lot. We remained friends for two years until February 14th 2001 when he asked me to be his Valentine. Seriously he did. It was kind of weird, but I went with it.  After that, we dated for 2 years before getting married June 2003. So this year, I will have been married to my best friend for 10 years! Here's why I love him:

1. He is a faithful man. He has a faithful and loyal heart.

2. He's compassionate. He's a compassionate person. He is touched by others' emotional state good or bad. He's for the under dog every time. He considers everyone, never writing anyone off as unworthy. In fact, our youngest daughter is just like him.

3. He's handsome. My Phillip has dark features. Features I'd always found attractive. His eyes are brown, his hair is dark brown (weirdly enough, he has a few red strands interspersed throughout). He has perfectly shaped dark brown eyebrows that set the frame to his deep set eyes. As if that wasn't enough, one of his greatest physical attributes are his firm, chiseled, calf muscles. I can assure you that he's embarrassed now. I remember playing tennis with him and his sister while we were dating and seeing those calves for the very first time. My eyes bucked and I couldn't quite look away for a minute or two.

4. He's the yang to my yin. We are such opposites of each other. We once took a survey quiz that helps to determine your gift or talent...he was on the one end of the survey and I was on the complete opposite end. It works. :)

5. He's a reader. I love this about him. He's not some lazy, doesn't-wanna-grow dude wasting his time on the couch every night. He is an avid reader of books. Two of his favorite subjects to read about are biblical and financial. He also loves a good autobiography.

6. He's an awesome dad to our girls. He's so patient with our girls. He helps to home school them, he prays for them, he looks forward to bedtime stories every night. He kisses boo-boos, attempted to brush hair, celebrates the smallest accomplishments, still working on his disciplining skills but he tries. ;)



7.He works hard for us. He's held down his full-time job (which included travel), gone to school full-time and maintained a thriving business...all for us.

8. He's silly. He gets it from his dad. But he is extremely silly. I love that about him. If we didn't have laughter in our home, we'd probably shrivel up and die. He does the goofiest dances for the kids, he gives me my own private variety show of ridiculousness almost nightly (whether I'm looking or not) and tells horrible jokes.

We vibe and thrive off of each others silliness. If he starts some crazy thing, I almost inevitably, every single time, will jump in there and take it even further and before you know it, we are in full character acting out some crazy scheme that entered into one of our heads...and by then we've lost track of who started it.

9. He prays for his family everyday. I hear him, n the morning before I get up and at night after I've gone to bed. My heart slows a bit as I take this attribute of him in. I hear it everyday so there's a tendency to overlook it but now as I key these words to screen, I'm having to slow down and breathe in the fact that this man, this male creation of God, spends time alone everyday praying for "me". I'm only one being in this vast universe and every single day there is one of God's creations talking to Him about "m.e." What a privileged woman I am.

10. Its his birthday! This post was hard for me to do. It is so far beyond who Phillip and I are. We are gushy, but in the privacy of our own home. By putting this post out, I feel as if I'm pulling back the curtain and allowing you to peer in. I did not do this post to be a part of a link-up, I did this post because I wanted to honor an honorable man. I wanted him to know that I love every part of him. I wrote this post because I wanted to say, in a special way, Happy Birthday!

With that said, forgive my sappiness this week and thanks for reading.

Oh yeah, what good is a top ten list if you don't link up to Top Ten Tuesday! Linking up there and here. LOL!

26 comments:

  1. Love this Top 10 list! He sounds like a wonderful man :).

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  2. Such a beautiful birthday tribute to honor your husband. Such lovely words and written so beautifully! So glad I found this on HWC link up!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. He loved it! I wasn't sure, I thought he might be too embarrassed to appreciate it but he really appreciated it.

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  3. Such a lovely post! What a blessing to share this with others and let us in a bit. So beautiful! Glad I found you on HWC link up!

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  4. What a great gift to give to your husband! Happy Birthday to him and many blessings to you both!

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  5. What a sweetheart of a man! I especially love that he is silly. There is something delightful, disarming, and humbling about a man who is willing to laugh at himself and be childlike, especially with his daughters. Thanks so much for sharing! Found you via Happy Wives Club.

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    1. He's a lot of fun and has us all acting silly. Its what makes us, us. Thank you for commenting and more than that, for reading.

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  6. What a beautiful post to celebrate your love for your husband! :) Happy Birthday to him.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. He was very appreciative of the comments also.

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  7. What a wonderful tribute! I love that he prays for his family!

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    1. Thanks. So do I. And he always has. I'm blessed that he still does today...10 years later.

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  8. Beautiful Steph!
    I think you did a great job, and I don't feel like a voyeur or anything.
    I will share that today is the day the Catholic Church honors St. Joseph, earthly father of Jesus. It sounds like your husband emulates him. That is so wonderful.
    Blessings.
    I'm so happy for you!
    Em

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    1. Thanks Em,

      And thanks for the wiki. I read it and I totally get it.

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  9. I meant to leave you this too!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Joseph

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  10. Loved reading this :) God is so good!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping in and commenting.

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  11. Awwww! Happy relationships and cute couples just make me so happy! :) I'm happy for you that you've found the one that's right for you.

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    1. Thank you Tomekha! We have a lot of fun and I thank God constantly for bringing us across each other's paths...

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  12. This is such a sweet list! He sounds like a great man.

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    1. Thank you Shell, he really is. Thank you for reading!

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  13. Wonderful list Steph! You are very blessed. I did a 29-list a while back for my hubs : ) God gives us the very best!

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    1. Wow Ngina! I'll have to come by and read that list. I wished you'd left a link but I will find you. :)!

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  14. Sounds like you are blessed with a wonderful hubby! I married my best friend too! We knew one another for five years before our first date and I met him at church too.

    My hubby is not a reader. I can't get him to read for pleasure. He does so much reading and studying in preparations for his sermons each week that when he's home the only thing he will read will be the newspaper (or something on facebook, lol!)

    But that's o.k. I read enough for the both of us, haha!

    I think a sense of humor is important and I love that my hubby can make me laugh! Thanks so much for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party! ;)

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    1. Thank you and yes. He truly is every bit as awesome as he sounds! Just a wonderful blessing to my life. I enjoyed your post, well I've been there twice now and have thoroughly enjoyed both posts. Thank you for stopping by. Your husband is doing the most important reading of all...you are blessed!

      Stephanie

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