I don't post on here often. This blog is not something I think about often. It is, however, a great way to air out things I've been thinking about without posting a novel on Facebook (you're welcome, Facebook friends).
Sometimes I think about ways to encourage other moms. Sometimes I think about ways I can better serve my children. Sometimes my thoughts are consumed with just making it through the day.
But not today.
Today, my mind is overflowing with reasons I am so incredibly grateful for my amazing husband.
You may remember my REAL post, where I talked about the struggles my family is facing and how we can use those to help and encourage others.
You would NOT BELIEVE the incredible amount of support and love I have received from that post. But what has really stood out to me, and what is often overlooked, is my husband.
He is fighting a serious and very uphill battle. We do believe his diagnosis in my "real" post is incorrect, and he is actually facing something else. Something else that he CAN control and overcome with enough practice and effort and prayer.
Let me tell you something.
To have a man that is facing such intense struggles is one thing. To have a man that welcomes those struggles as a challenge, is eager to beat them, and acknowledges them and their effect on his family... that is something else entirely.
And that is what I have.
I have a man that no matter what, wants to make his family happy.
I have a man that can acknowledge when he has slipped up and corrects it willingly.
I have a man that is brave and courageous enough to talk openly with me about ways we can overcome this.
I have a man that works hard every single day to provide us the great way of life we live.
I have a man that is the very best at the job he does, and he does it happily and excitedly.
I have a man that works even harder so I can be the stay at home mom I always dreamed of being.
I have a man that plays with his kids in the evenings after work when he is tired.
I have a man that is insanely supportive of me and all of my ideas.
I have a man that loves spontaneity and surprising me with things he knows I will love.
I have a man that is always trying to do better.
I have a man that guards our home from Satan and his snares.
And most importantly...
I have a man that loves God above all else.
I am so blessed to have this man by my side for the rest of my life.
No. Matter. What.
I also have a man that does not hear this enough. He gets lost in the craziness of my mom-brain. I forget to tell him how awesome he is. How incredible he is. How thankful I am for everything he does for our family. How much I love him.
I know this happens to you too. If you are lucky enough to have an amazing man in your life, be sure to tell him once in a while. You may think he knows. Maybe he does. But he needs to hear it. And he needs to hear it from you. Sincerely. Honestly. Specifically.
Don't let him wonder if you appreciate him. Tell him. And tell him often.