Thursday, March 06, 2008

Where he goes I go

Long time readers (anyone? anyone?) will remember the (non exhaustive) list of reasons why I love my husband. For all that, I love him still. For all that, and more...

He knows how much I love to read the newspaper and brings me his hotel copy of the USA Today when he's been out of town.

He teaches our Sunday school class with honesty and conviction.

He brings me a dark chocolate candy bar from the gas station in addition to the gallon of tea I demand/beg ask for.

His favorite verse is Prov. 16:31, "Gray hair is a crown of splendor;it is attained by a righteous life." So it's something of a joke, but he wears his gray hair well. Handsomely, if I do say so.

He is a great coach, which isn't his profession, but something he does out of his love for the kids and the game. Very often we will be out somewhere and a young man he coached ten years ago will approach him to shake his hand and speak to him, a mark of the influence he had and respect his players have for him.

He has never denied me something I really wanted. Good thing for him (and our bank account) there isn't a whole lot I've really wanted.

His love language is technology and he loves to keep me in the 21st century with an iPod, a laptop and a cell phone. Otherwise, I'd still be talking on a rotary phone, with no knowledge of the joy of email and blogging.

He encouraged me to blog.

Did I mention he makes me laugh?

And that he thinks everything I do is wonderful? And he's my biggest fan? And what a great daddy he is?

I think I did in my other post, but they're worth mentioning again.

The Bible tells husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church. My husband has modeled to me the grace and mercy of my Savior. Like my God, he forgives me when I don't deserve it. One of the ways I know that Christ is my rock and my refuge is because my husband has been both of those things to me.

The other day I was driving back from an out of town trip alone. I was eager and impatient to get home. It's interesting that I think of this place, this town, as home, as we have no roots nor relatives here. I realized that what makes it home to me is my family, my husband and boys.

This is home because it is where my husband is. He is home to me.

Where he goes I will go.

Til death do we part.

16 comments:

  1. Such a touching post. It reminded me of how I feel about my husband. We are so blessed to have a wonderful relationship. When my husband asked me a couple of weeks ago how I would feel about moving to North Carolina, my response was simply, "The only reason I'm here is because you are." Where ever he is is where I want to be. He is the only person to which I am tied. No question about it.

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  2. What a nice tribute to your hubby! You are greatly blessed!

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  3. That is a wonderful tribute. I figured he had to be great, considering how wonderful his wife is!

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  4. Beautiful Lisa. Sounds like you two are doing a good job "leavin' and cleavin'."

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  5. this is such a great post! What a testimony of love. It's such a gift to still see your husband as your best friends after all these years!

    And can technology be a love language? Who knew! My man has that too lol. Awesome.

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  6. That is precious. In a world where many women seem to find great joy in bashing their husbands, this was so refreshing to read. What a tender and sweet testimony.

    Although I kept thinking you were about to say you are moving.

    And I was hoping "please let it be to Texas!"

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  7. I am always glad when I find someone whose husband is as wonderful as mine is!! A lot of times I feel like I have to just smile and keep quiet when women talk about how unhelpful their husbands are, etc. Mine is a prince. He should be the one griping about me, but of course he doesn't!

    Anyway, I am happy that you are as blessed. :)

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  8. Does he have a sigle brother?

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  9. Oh - this made me feel so good - loved this post....

    MdA

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  10. That's why I'm in Southern California in a little condo instead of Washington in my little house! :)
    Blessings on you and your husband!!

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  11. Sister, the ONLY reason I left my beloved Virginia is because of my darling husband. I would follow him to the ends of the earth and back.
    I'm so glad you shared this post.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  12. What a special post--we all should reflect with gratitude on the wonderful blessing of marriage! I think he's a pretty lucky guy to have such a neat gal as a wife.

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  13. From one transplant to another transplant I totally agree. In today's world we get so busy with our own lives we forget to praise those that mean so much. I think that it is great you take time to do that.

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