Friday, January 14, 2011

The Man I Want To Be

I have always loved music but those of you who know me know that I have always loved country music. I know that some songs are a bit out there but there are a lot of songs that have meaning. There are songs I listen to when I want to remember, songs I listen to when I just want to cry, songs I listen to when I feel like God has moved, and songs I listen to when I think about my husband.
Bill has a list of songs on his ipod that remind him of me. He listens to it all the time, so much that he has the words of all the songs memorized.
I am so blessed to have been given such a good man. My husband is all the man I need and all the man I could ever want. For me, he is perfect. But to know that he is always striving to be a better man makes me realize how lucky I really am.
One day, I was in my truck and one of the songs from his list came on the radio. I turned it up an, for the first time, listened to the words. As tears streamed down my face, I realized how much time and effort my husband puts into loving me. Not a day goes by that I don't know how much he loves me. Looking back, I know I did nothing to deserve him.
I am thankful God put us together. I am thankful for his commitment to me. I am thankful that he is always praying and asking God to make him into the man he wants to be. I have a great marriage because I have a great man.

There is no special occasion behind this post. It's just with everything going on around me I wanted to take time to let him know how much I love him. He is the reason I am who I am today and that I am better than I was yesterday.
But what I really want to know is...
Now that I said all that, what am I going to say on my anniversary?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's over?

The other day I said to my husband, "I guess we should take down the tree." He said, "Can you do it Monday when I go back to work, I don't want it to be over."
Me neither I love Christmas! It is such a fun time of year. Christmas, unlike a vacation, doesn't have to end, does it?
Monday morning, Bill had to go back to work, the kids had to go back to school, and I, finally, could go back to eating bon bons and watching soaps. It was back to reality.
We had a fun break with some good family time. We took the kids to see the Globetrotters. It was fun, they put on a good show for the kids (and me too!) It was funny we had 2nd row seats and the kids were still looking at the jumbo tron! Goofballs!
Santa came to my parents house one night. My kids ran from him! Then, once they felt comfortable, they were back to their normal selves. My kids are the only kids I know that would fight with one another IN FRONT OF SANTA!

Anyway, I don't think Christmas is ever really over... Christmas lives in your heart every day. I am sure that as long as you remember the true meaning of the holiday it is never over.
Happy New Year to you and may this year bring you everything your heart desires!