Wednesday, February 22, 2012

for better or for worse, in sickness and in health

It is still so hard to believe that I've been married to Chris for 8 years. Each year I definitely know less and less (probably because I'm not sleeping)...but the only thing I do know is that I can't imagine doing this life without him. We have gone through a heck of a lot in the last 8 years. But, there is no one I would rather fight through life with than him. From the very beginning, it was very clear that God put him in my life at the exact moment I needed him. The Lord knew I needed to be married to a committed, faithful, loving husband before the trials really began. And, he has stuck it out with me. Things I love about him: he cries when I'm hurting, he laughs when I laugh, he sleeps with Eliana to make her feel safe, he loves the things I love (or pretends to love them), he is passionate, he is dorky, he is funny, he makes me roll my eyes a lot, he loves fishing and camping, his alarm clock goes off every single day at 5 p.m. and it says "now I go home to my real job", he is a hard worker, he is the best gift giver (my love language), he is fiercely defensive of special needs kiddos, he is loyal and honest, he is the best daddy, he is creative, he loves building fire pits with Eliana, he loves playing games, he is always ready for an adventure, he is strong when I am not, he is vulnerable and isn't afraid to cry, he drives with no heat or air to save our family money, he lets me sleep for hours on weekends, he works as many speaking jobs as he can to help provide, he loves the beach (my favorite place on earth), he is desperate for the Lord, and he prays with me every single night. He is a good man. I know that I have a rare gift...and I'm so grateful.


Gina & Tommy said...

Your post made me cry! I so love watching you and Chris and how loyal and faithful you are too each other. What a true example of what love and marriage truly should be! Praying for you!

Reba said...

Very sweet post. Happy anniversary to you! May you have many more years of laughter (and hopefully at some point sleep) together!

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