I've always wanted to own my own bookstore/coffee shop, and this is what I want to call it. I actually hate cherries, except fresh Bing cherries. But honestly, a hot fudge sundae is not complete without a cherry. It's just that extra topping that makes it perfect. And that's what I want out of life...all the extras that God gives to make it "perfect" or at least a little closer to heavenly.

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Husband Rocks Friday!

Thanks to my friend and fellow blogger, Stacey, I've found this great new blog that totally ties into what I've been blogging about. Basically, every Friday is "My Husband Rocks Friday." The author, Katy Lyn says "Every Friday, I will be posting a story, or photo, or quote about how and why my husband rocks! And I invite you to do the same!" So join with me girls and let's share how our husbands rock!
Also check out this website http://www.frommetees.com. You can get a t-shirt that says "My Husband Rocks!" I also love what they stand for. Their mission statement says
"From*me Tees was started by a married couple who knows what it is to work through hard stuff and yet stay together and stay committed and only grow to love each other MORE through it all. One of the great and wonderful mysteries of life is that loving each other in action--what we do and say--produces romance. Everything in our culture today teaches the opposite, that romance turns into love, but nothing could be further from the truth. Love is a choice and we decide how we're going to treat each other in the good and in the not-so-good times. What a hope-giving reality that a strong, loving, thriving relationship can be built, simply by changing how we interact with our spouse.
Marriage was created to be a blessing and a little kindness and respect goes a long way. Accept the fact that your spouse isn't perfect and then start taking notice of all the good things they bring to the table! Pretty soon you can train your mind to be grateful for who they are as opposed to feeling disappointed about who they are not. When you allow yourself to believe that your spouse rocks, you will free yourself from the downward spiral and temptation of self-pity, disappointment, and even dispair. The fact is, your spouse is probably a greater blessing than you allow yourself to realize...so lay down your expectations and praise your spouse for his/her attributes. After all, the key is to change yourself! And you'll be surprised at the positive affect it has on the one you choose to love...and you!"

This is exactly what I've been feeling! It's about us! We have to recognize and enjoy the gift God has given us in our husbands!
So... one way my fabulous husband, Lloyd, rocks is that he is an excellent father. When he was 15, before we were dating, I saw him playing with a child and the thought came to me (which I now know was God) "He's going to be the father of my children." I didn't understand then what exactly that meant. I just thought "that's the man I'm going to marry." I really think those words spoke volumes about the kind of Daddy Lloyd is. He loves his boys as much as I do. He enjoys playing with them and loves to wrestle with them even after a long day's work. Every single day, when the boys hear the door open, they run from wherever they are in the house screaming "DADDY!!!" with arms open wide! It is a beautiful thing and a true reflection of our "Daddy's" love for us!


TexasNeals said...

your husband sounds like a great father. i know you are such a blessing to him. it is an encouragement to me to know that you have such a passion for your role as mother and wife. thank you for blogging about these passions! :)

2 Little Lights said...

This is totally cool! I am so going to join you ladies! Thanks for the great encouragement to stay on top of loving your husband and thanking him. It is a great way to avoid speaking negative about him too:)

I am off to check out the site!

Katy Lin :) said...

he sounds wonderful! thanks for joining us! look forward to learning more about your family in the weeks to come :)