Monday, July 05, 2010

All about my man

So I am going to start off with a bit of a recap of last week. The challenge from the Summer Marriage Challenge was to pray for your husband everyday. They supplied a list of things to pray for and I think I did fairly well even if I didn't actually go through the whole list every day - I did pray for him every day. A day after starting the challenge my husband got some news from his boss, about his job - I asked everyone to pray. Again I don't really want to go into details, but it was pretty major and it's been a big prayer item for me (and I want to thank all of you who prayed without knowing what the situation was!). At this point things are good (I believe) but I don't know if we are out of the woods yet, so it's still on my prayer list. Otherwise, I'd say we've had a really good week.

This week's challenge is to blog about the things that I admire about my husband. An interesting thing that I have heard of before I got married, and find to be true is that often the things you like about your spouse can also drive you nuts at times :) (something for the single/dating/engaged to think about) This is going to be fun :)

  1. My husband has an uncanny ability to be able to talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime about anything - something I have always struggled with and even though I admire this in him, it has caused me embarressment at times, just because I would be too shy or 'proper' to say such things.

  2. My husband has a generous heart. He is often doing kind gestures to others in disadvantage because he too has been there at one point in his life and he will go out of his way to do these things. Sometimes he is too generous (is there such a thing?) that sometimes he gets taken advantage of, but I suppose that is the risk of giving without expecting anything back in return.
  3. My husband can easily say sorry when he knows he's been wrong. I admire this because I have an incredibly hard time apologizing for things.

  4. I can talk to my husband about ANYTHING - where I find things awkward, he has no problem being open about.

  5. I love the fact that my husband is willing and happy to watch the kids if I need a night off. Often I am a 'single' parent to my children because of my husband's job, but when he's home it's never a problem or 'hassle' for me to get out of the house to have some 'me' time. (and believe me, without it I would get completely worn out!)

  6. I admire and believe that my husband is a survivor! The things he has been through in his life would break most people, and I can't even imagine going through a life like his. Even though there are scars and affects of the past (which is normal) he has become a stronger and better person through everything. Life has thrown it's worst at him, but he is still moving forward.

  7. My husband is a hopeless dreamer. He has the most amazing, incredible, inventive ideas and they don't stop :) It makes me smile when I hear all of his crazy ideas :) Although some of them are really good.

I could go on, but I'm running out of time here. I appreciate my husband and know that I don't tell him enough. I would encourage any of you that are not participating in the Challenge to also tell your spouse what you admire about them :) **I was going to find a recent picture of me and my husband and it's been way too long that we've actually taken some together. That will be on my list of things to do :)**


Stam House said...

Beautiful! Sounds like a great fun guy :-)

kewkew said...

Following your blog now, hopped on over through the Completing Him Challenge. Congrats on the pregnancy by the way.
What a great man the Lord has blessed you with.

Shawnee said...

I love this challenge. What a wonderful husband you have been blessed with.

Ellen said...

Thank you ladies, I have been enjoying the challenges too :) Thanks for stopping by!

Maytina said...

Hopeless dreamer? I love it! <3 <3