Wednesday, September 7, 2011

For My Husband

Today is my husband's 34th birthday. In honor of him, I want to share some things I love about him. This is the short list. There are MANY more.

He is a traditional kinda guy, in many ways. He is strong, both mentally and physically, but he is also human which helps us to relate. He believes in being responsible, and takes pride in taking care of us. He has old values, which almost no one has anymore. He believes in being the kind of man that you just don't see much of anymore.

He loves and values me and he makes an effort to show it regularly. He loves my strengths, and even some of my flaws. The rest--he just accepts.

He loves our baby girl, and my two kids too. He treats them all as equal and shows them love in various ways. He counts it a good thing to be able to take part in raising them. He takes that "job" quite seriously. And he makes them respect me.

He makes effort everyday to be what each of us need. Even though he is human and is far from perfect, he makes consistent efforts that show us his love quite abundantly, even in ways that don't come naturally to him. More important than getting it right are his efforts, which speak volumes.

He is the touchy-feely type, which balances me out. I'm not that way but him being that way has opened me up to him more than I ever imagined.

He is willing to do whatever it takes--for any of us, at any time.

He isn't a complainer, unlike me at times.

He makes me feel safe. His strength, and his willingness all come together to allow me to be a woman (for a change in my previous experiences).

He lets me "in" more each day. And I know him like no one else does.

He loves The Lord Jesus Christ, and seeks Him through His word. I can see how the Lord has "grown" him in so many ways. His decision to "do it right" by seeking the one true God tells us how important we are that he wants to do right by us AND that his priorities are straight. What better way to honor your family than to seek God in it?

Happy Birthday to the love of my life, Chris Travis. He truly is my Mr. Incredible.

1 comment:

  1. Awwww!....That is just so sweet! So glad you found Mr. Incredible! :)