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Thursday, February 4, 2010

My AMAZING Husband . . .

Okay, so this is my first blog entry . . . EVER! Although I'm reading a "how to" recipe Chris made for me, I'm actually doing this by myself (aren't you impressed)!? I sort of feel pressure to write something profound but I'm 33 weeks pregnant - the only thing profound these days is my appetite and belly profile.

I do, however, feel like a few things must be said before I go on to share about the everyday ins and outs of the Kennedys (something I definitely plan to do). I wanted to take a moment to share a few thoughts on my precious husband - so please indulge me.

I may be a bit overly sentimental as Chris is traveling for work right now and anytime he isn't around I miss him so much. It's such a blessing to know that after almost four years - you get so used to someone being around, you just don't feel right if they aren't. Indeed, our love and respect has only grown stronger for each other as time passes. We thank God for His hand on our marriage and uniting us as only He could. 

Anyway, back to my amazing husband. In the morning when I pray, I look at a perpetual calendar I made for Chris a few birthdays ago. It's a compilation of many different sources. Every day I pray about a character quality in his life and today's was "Servant Leader." I was to pray that "My husband will grow in leadership skills in our relationship - protecting and providing for me. That he will lead me wisely and love me sacrificially so that God will be glorified in our marriage." The corresponding verse was Ephesians 5:25, "Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her." 

For whatever reason, the Lord deeply struck my heart concerning today's character quality - because that is EXACTLY what I see in my husband. Chris is a servant leader each and every day of my life. As you can see, he creates blogs (something I could never do), paints black furniture (something I could never do), and puts up with a "nesting" mommy's each and every whim (something I sure wouldn't want to do). And the most amazing thing about it - he never complains. I know you are never supposed to say never - but it's really the truth. He is ridiculously patient with me and my Type A personality - something God knew I had to have in a spouse. 

If you know Chris at all, you know he would do anything he could to help you and do it with a positive attitude - be it answering a computer question, finding you the best deal online, cleaning the dishes, listening, or even running to Walmart (okay, this one's a stretch, but he'd do it). He leads our family with a true servant's heart . . . he does it with integrity, intelligence, humility, hard work, and lots of humor. And, I'm SO proud to call him my husband. I will be equally proud to watch him take on the title of "daddy" because I know he will be the most amazing daddy a little girl could have!! 

As we read our daily Psalm to Alexa last night - the passage ended, "O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you" (Psalm 84:12). That is my prayer for you, Chris. That the Lord richly bless you because you put your trust in the Heavenly Father. Your idea of success is being a righteous man who walks in the fear of God. Thank you for loving me so well and serving me as Christ did the church. Thank you for ALL the things you do to make our family so special because I know I don't tell you enough how much I appreciate you.

I am blessed beyond measure, and I unconditionally RESPECT you with all of my heart!!

1 comment:

  1. I suppose I should let CK be the first one to respond to your post. But, since he's off in another part of the country right now and might not be checking your blog right away, I decided to insert a quick comment to say that I think God has definitely blessed you BOTH with each other!!! LOLTY!