I've got to post this before he gets home, or I'll lose the urge. :)
I am so, so, so, so thankful for my husband. For countless reasons, but there are a few that I've been thinking about all night.
My favorite view. Would you just look at that....B and me sitting at some diner. Reason #1 of thousands that I'm thankful for him: he loves breakfast dates more than dinner dates.
Ok, but really. My husband is the hardest worker I know. He's worked at least two jobs since I've known him, one of them always being ministry, which is at times a very stressful (yet rewarding) job. He is such a willing servant. I've often thought he's just a workaholic, but God's really been showing me lately that this is the guy He has made B to be in order to most glorify our Creator. Willing, willing, willing, usually when I am not.
Two jobs and full time (if not more) school? Yes, he's done that too, up until this last semester where he realized for his sanity and health he really needed to take less. And he balances it well. I have to be careful not to hog too much of his time because at the drop of a hat I know with enough batting of my eyelashes I could convince him to abandon work or school work and take me out or watch a movie with me. :) I have to be a good steward of his time too. haha
He's supposrting me in being a stay at home mom next year. Do you realize how against today's culture this is? He is willing to take on more work for himself just so I can stay home and pursue my calling of raising little ones to know and love Jesus. This is so amazing to me, and he continues to amaze me. He is sooooo good to me in this area that I constantly doubt he could really love me like. I tell you what, it is truly a JOY to serve my husband. It is so supernatural. I can't explain it as anything else except being exactly what God made me to do. (I'm sure there are plenty of days I don't exactly act or look joyful while serving him, but deep down...I know how good I've got it.) I take joy in doing load after load of laundry, planning any meal he wants, no matter the butter content (even if I do try to talk him into something healthier) I could go on and on. I just love him.
And, last but certainly not least, he loves me like Jesus loves me. I can't even express the safety that makes me feel. Again, it makes me JOYFUL to serve, submit, and follow him because he shows me Jesus' love. Someone once asked me why we emphasized submission in our wedding vows so much. I understand what a bad word that sounds like to most people, the "s" word. But I explained to them that if our husbands really are being the Jesus-like figure the Bible calls them to be, then it's so easy to submit to. I know, I know, I know, believe me, I know there are times when they aren't being like Jesus and we STILL have to submit, but I am just so thankful that in our marriage it is more often than not easy for me to submit to my hubby because I know Christ is working through that.
Here he is now, walking in the door from a long day of work. :) And I'm just so thankful that he's happy to be home. :)