Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Things I love....

.......about my husband.

Recently, we celebrated our second wedding anniversary.  We had someone watch Miss E and we went out for dinner, by ourselves!  That was a first!  I thought it would be strange not to have her with us, but honestly,  it didn't feel that different.  I will admit that after dinner, I wanted to text her caregiver and ask how things were going, but I refrained.  Thankfully, within about two minutes after I thought about texting, the person sent us a picture of her and she was fine and having fun.  It was nice to have that reassurance, although I knew she was in very capable hands.

Anyway, back to the title of my post.  Significant days, like anniversaries, make me think about what makes that day special.  I personally, loved my wedding day.  It was the perfect day for a wedding and it went just the way I (we) wanted it to.  What made the day the most special was that I got to marry Mr. E.  He is so perfect for me and here are some things that make him so great!

*He is an incredible Godly man.  He reads the Scripture to us and his prayer life is amazing.   I cannot recall a time that he has not prayed before we make a decision and we sit down to discuss plans for our lives.  He prays for all of us every night before going to bed, every time we leave the house and every morning before he leaves, he prays that Miss E and I have a good day.  Amazing!

*He is always thinking, pushing himself (and me) to be all that God wants us to be.  He isn't content to just meander through life, he wants to make a difference in people's lives.

*He is a wonderful provider.  He provides for our family in numerous ways, not just financially, but also in ways like hunting and gardening.  Ever since I have know him, there has always been a freezer full of meat and since we have been married, he has planted a garden that produces lots of veggies.

*He is a great dad.  Just this morning, I was running late for my workout class and he got Miss E changed and ready to go for me.  I know I've posted this before, but I love how he interacts with her.  I can sing the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" song to her and she may grin, but if he sings it (he has his own rendition), she smiles every time.

*He is a wise and caring husband.  Whether or not I am having a good or bad day, he wants to know, he listens to my problems, concerns and everyday ramblings. He helps me through situations that I may not know how to handle and gives me Godly advice.  He is a fabulous head of our household!

*He can make a friend with anyone in two seconds.  That amazes me, I cannot do that.  Having conversations with strangers comes so easily to him.  He is so likeable and easy to talk with that people feel comfortable with him. 

*He makes me laugh and now that we have been married for a while, he tends to tease me more.  Most of the time when he does tease me, it is when I least expect it.  He keeps me from taking my life too seriously.

Those are just a few things that I love about Mr. E.  I am looking forward to the future that God has for us and I know that because I am married to Mr. E, our lives will continue to be a great adventure!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Yesterday and other topics

I had one of those emotional moments yesterday....I haven't had one in quite a while, at least not related to the following subject. :)  Mr. E was working in his home office yesterday morning and I had to run to the store for a couple of items.  Miss E was sleeping, so for the first time in months, I went to the store by myself.  It was a strange feeling, leaving the house with just me and my purse.  It was even stranger getting to drive my truck.  This is the truck that I inherited after Jared passed away, it is a single cab, standard 5-speed.  I haven't been able to drive it in a while, because Miss E can't ride in the front seat with me.  Driving down the road, I got to thinking about the memories of driving in this vehicle.  Then it hit me, yesterday, March 11th would have been Jared's 32nd birthday.  I thought it ironic that the first time I've driven this truck in a while, happens to be a significant day.  I must say I got a little teary-eyed thinking about it.  Thankfully, I recovered quickly and enjoyed the rest of the drive.  Jared loved this truck and so do I, it is with mixed feelings that this truck is going to go to a new home soon, but I know that that person will enjoy the truck as much as I have. 

I have discovered crock pot cooking.  It is amazing.  Since Miss E has arrived, dinner times have been sporadic, depending on when she sleeps/plays long enough for me to cook.  My menus were also limited because of the time crunch.  Monday, I threw a roast in the crock pot at lunch and by the time Mr. E got home there was a nice meal waiting for him.  I'm now on the third day of crock pot cooking.  I am able to get dinner going while Miss E takes a nap in the morning and then clean the kitchen too.  I don't have to think about it the rest of the day, it's great!

Well, I was going to post more, but the little stinker is waking up.  Enjoy your week!