He seriously does. And NOT just because he has a vacuum in his hand right now, although that does sweeten the deal for me.
He was my friend before we ever got married, and he has won the status "best friend" in our 13 years together.
We laugh a lot, and tease a lot...and mess around with the kids a lot, but in the midst of that fun I can ask him to be a specific way, and he will. For instance, last week for 2 mornings in a row, I kind of felt like he was looking for a fight. He got up and on both of those mornings he irritated me more than just a wee little bit. But later when I asked him to stop doing that, he immediately apologized for acting that way.
And before you read ONE MORE SENTENCE, let me assure you that I have done my fair share of irritating him and going back and apologizing.
He is an amazing dad. I always knew he would be because he loves kids so much. He is active in their lives and hands~on. And when faced with a rough 'tween~aged situation~he shone like a star.
He thinks before he speaks.
He is the best baseball coach ever.
He is the king of fairness.
He is an amazing hugger~I like to think I had something to do with that. I love to hug, especially his sweet 'ol self.
I love his tender side~a friend of mine that went to camp with them over last summer said she was touched when she saw how he prayed with the kids, with tears streaming down his cheeks.
He loves my quirky ways~like how I make our animals "talk". And instead of making fun of me, he often just joins in.
There are lots more reasons...but tonight these are the ones that stuck out the most.
Love to all of you who are reading this~and if you have a hubby, tell him thank you for the man he is. And thank the Lord for giving him to you.