Thursday, February 12, 2009

For the SWAK...

SWAK



We’ve been best buds for a while. Five years to be exact. Well, five years plus some, cause we were friends before we started dating.

He held my hair up while I puked up a lung from food poisoning and stood up for me during some of my stupidest of moments. He’s not just any knight in shining armor – he’s MY knight in shining armor.

Doesn’t mean we see eye to eye on a daily basis. We’re still individuals, unique in our own quirky ways, and we’re both stubborn to a fault. But we know that we’ve got each other’s back.

He bought me a Chihuahua when he wanted a Siberian husky. He stayed in his hometown instead of moving to a bigger city because this is where I wanted to live. He takes me to the beach even though he hates sand and surf.

Even the little things, like clearing the table or taking out Superdog’s poo pads or bringing me home surprises from his trips – he thinks of it all. Well, not “all,” really, because he’s like me – imperfect. But we’re perfect for each other.

And I am crazy about him.

He plays in the church band, and, when he’s home, he’s with me in Sunday school and in worship service. I know those seem like small things, but they’re big things when you sometimes have to sit in a newlywed class by yourself. He wants to be a better person, a stronger Christian, and a great husband and dad. He helps me to be a more loving person by his example.

He loves my family. They love him. That counts for a lot, too, because family ties are very important to me.

He forgives me. Over and over and over again. Because, frankly, I’m not so wonderful. I’m smart-aleck, spiteful, and prideful. But he looks over my faults and holds me in his arms and always says, “I love you.”

He ALWAYS says, “I love you.” Not a day goes by that I don’t realize how much he really does love me. His words convey love, and his actions prove his words true.

He’s my Superman.

14 comments:

Mari said...

What a guy! Nice tribute~

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

this was so sweet! what a guy! God is so good.

Brooke said...

awww! :) and i have to tell you that i've been there to -alone in a Sunday School class full of other newlyweds seated by myself.

We are THAT Family said...

What a sweet tribute! You are a lucky girl! I'm so glad you shared with us!

Carrie said...

You have certainly been blessed!

Kelly said...

how very sweet!

Rachel said...

:)

septembermom said...

What a sweet declaration of your love! That's a great valentine to him!

Heather said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and what a sweet post, I am sure that he is a lucky one!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Yeah...my heart just melted. How blessed you both have been with each other.

What instrument does he play?

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Any man who is man enough to buy a Chihuahua when he wanted a Huskie is a definite keeper. I know whereof I speak. Yorkie.

Growin' with it! said...

phew, you can just see the ♥love♥ steam risin' off this photo! cute post.

Pegsy said...

That was such a sweet tribute to your hubby! He sounds like just the right one for you!

MInTheGap said...

Great words for a great guy-- wishing you both all the best.