Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Romance

My husband....sigh...
He is one of the most creatively romantic men I have ever known, or even heard of....he is truly one of a kind. In the course of our married lives he has surprised me with jewels and weekends away, with flowers, cards, poems and pedicures. He has organized time away from the kids for the two of us or me alone, shopped for beautiful occasion wear for me, contributed funds, no insisted on me going to all-girls nites and weekends, even bought me my dream house and car. He is a master at making me feel loved and appreciated, valued, not for my contributions to our family alone but for who I am as a person. He is a lover of my God, an amazing husband, a wonderful father, and a steady provider. He thanks me often for sharing his life, for making a life together with him.
He loves me.

All that said...yesterday he did something that seemed to me to be very romantic although I doubt he intended it as such.

As some of you know, he is not well physically and hasn't been for over a year. His health is improving but he is far from "back to normal". This has been an incredible strain on our life and on me. It falls to me to do almost all the chores around the house as well as errands, shopping, etc. (which I try to do without complaint but do not always succeed in)
Well we have about 30+ trees in our back yard and as you can imagine about a gazillion leaves and branches strewn around. We have let them go all winter but with spring approaching they must be dealt with. I have tried to budget for hiring someone to do the yard but to no avail (read that as "wedding") so this past weekend I mentioned that we would have to tackle the yard but that I didn't know if I could handle it all myself. I was feeling very overwhlemed....its a huge job.
Then....Surprise!
Yesterday when I came home from work, (after snapping at him on the phone in a completely different matter) half the back yard was raked and bagged. He is off on Mondays and had spent part of the day working in the yard.
I know, this sounds like a trivial thing, but believe me....as weird as it may seem, I was filled with very good feelings toward my very wonderful husband who, inspite of his health and inspite of my ill-temper, went out of his way to do something to aleviate my overwhelmedness....
I love that man!

17 comments:

bjk said...

You are blessed.....and a blessing....

Peg said...

Hi- I'm Peg - I came across your blog this morning - nice to meet you! You are blessed to have such a wonderful loving husband! Mine's pretty great too!

Tammy said...

What a sweetheart! You are truly blessed!

Kimber said...

What a great guy!!!

Loved reading about your romantic husband - and I actually think that he worked on the yard was very romantic - considering the circumstances :)

God bless both of you and fill you with strength and peace during this busy "wedding" season!

Scott said...

Wow. I feel so inadequate now. I've lost some of that romantic drive, but your husband has motivated me to get back on that horse and ride. You are very lucky to have that kind of relationship.

Jada's Gigi said...

Go get em Scott!
Yes, I am a very lucky girl

Bek said...

wow, sounds like you got yourself a winner. :) i know what u mean, sometimes when andy does dishes, or vacuums it means more to me than getting me a new outfit! (sometimes) :)

Debbie said...

Candle light dinners, trail of rose petals , diamond rings, terms of endearment nothing tops cleaning the backyard as romantic:)
Be very Blessed

suburban mom said...

That's wonderful :)

Goody said...

Tim. you are wonderful. You are too Cheryl!

Gina said...

Now that's a fantastic fella. I'm so glad you've been blessed with this man. : )

Pia said...

you are so blessed. you've got a great guy there. =)

Hattigrace said...

He sounds like mine. In his weakness, mine has become more loving and forgiving and gracious. He puts me to shame. We are very blessed, b/c you know sometimes, when they are feeling weak, they get MEAN!!! The blessing of the Lord. . . Thanks for visiting me!

Jada's Gigi said...

You are so right Hattigrace, some people do get mean when they aren't well or are frustrated with their situation...not mine. Thank you Lord!

Bill said...

Your husband sounds like a man after my own heart... One of life's greatest pleasures is doing something you know is unexpected, yet will bring the other person a lot of happiness!!

As someone who is also dealing with spousal health issues, it does take its toll, on everyone. But, sometimes, when you least expect it you get a surprise like this, one that might not have meant as much without the other issues, that reminds you why you fell in love and married the one you're with!

God bless both of you!

Nancy said...

That's really touching. Tomorrow is our tenth wedding anniversary... still haven't figured out what to do yet!

Michael Pendleton said...

It sounds to me like your husband is the lucky. To have a wife that loves as much as you clearly do and to speak such kind things about him.
To qoute your comment, "I am so thankful that sin cannot bind me...His Grace is greater".
I bet many men that read this post need greater Grace. I believe I could be jelous of such a display of affection.
Thanks for stopping by Deeper Truth and thanks for your comment. His Grace is indeed greater!