• The best thing that ever happened to me.

    Date: 2012.06.23 | Category: Family Life | Tags:

    It takes Dan days to read this so I know I will get away with it for at least a little while. 🙂

    On Father’s day I wrote on Facebook and this is what I said:

    “I am lucky enough to be married to my best friend. I am blessed that he is a man after God’s own heart. That he believes in God’s plan for his life. That he believes God has a purpose for our children’s lives and he does all he can to help them achieve that purpose. I love that his job is to care for the sickest of babies and he does it to the best of his God-given abilities. I love that he makes me laugh every day, that he makes me a much better person, that he encourages me in every way, and that I am perfectly content to do absolutely nothing with him and it’s still a great day! Happy Father’s Day sweetheart!”

    And this is what Cassie said:

    ‘The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.’ – Elaine S. Dalton
    Thankfully, I have gotten to grow up in a house where this is lived out everyday. Thank you daddy, for not only being the open-hearted, loving daddy that you are, but for openly showing momma love every single day. You two have created one of the most amazing relationships, and I pray that I can have one like it someday.
    I love you daddy! ♥

    I am lucky enough to be loved by a man who tells me every single day over and over again how much he loves me. I am definitely not the prettiest and not the fittest but he makes me feel like I am.  He encourages me with my job and helps me to achieve my goals.  He is my best friend and he is the first person I want to tell everything to.  He makes me laugh.  He holds me up when I’m sad.  He is so on board with all of my dreams.  He loves babies as much as I do.  He gives his all at work and tries his best to care for the sickest babies out there.  He takes his job of Director of Clinical and Quality Improvement for the national company he works for very serious.  He does so many things that others take credit for and he never complains.  The mama bear in me wants to scream and he always tells me. “It’s not about me.  It’s about taking care of the babies.  As long as they get the care they deserve, I don’t care who gets the credit”.  He starts every day with God’s word, asking for the wisdom and the courage to do the right thing.  He takes the time to really talk to parents because he knows what it’s like to be on the other side.  He is so quiet and sometimes I think people miss his funny side and assume that he is quiet and reserved. I often joke that when he retires he could be a comedian.  I love to watch him with our kids.  I love how they run to him and he picks them up to hug them tight. I love how he nicknames them all and let’s them know just how unique and special they are.  I love how he knows that his job is their salvation first and for them to find their purpose second.

    I just want to put it all in writing for him.  I love him so much.  We have been married 27 years now and they have been some of the hardest times but they have always been the best of times because he has been by my side, holding my hand, and trusting a God with a plan that we might not always understand.

    I love you Dan!  You are truly more than I deserve.  You took my broken heart, healed it and helped me find my purpose.  You are my rock and my soft place to fall.  I am a very, very blessed woman to be able to call you my friend and my husband.  I can’t wait for what God brings to us next.