Friday, March 27, 2009
My Husband Rocks!
It's Friday and that means that I'm going to be joining Katy Lin over at The Great Adventure to share with you how My Husband Rocks!
I've got to tell you, my husband is a very patient man. Oh, my kids wouldn't believe that--but he is.
We are at a season in life where we have two teenagers. Active, on the go, never sleeps when everyone else does, teenagers.
I've shared before that DH has a very stressful job and when he comes home in the evening, all he really wants and needs is rest, however, because he is on call 24/7 his sleep at night is often interrupted by a call from one of his men...not to mention the fact that many nights he doesn't even get to go to sleep before 11:30.
It's not for lack of trying though. We are often in bed between 10 and 10:30, but many nights, that is the first opportunity he and I have to really catch up. He tries so hard to stay in touch with the kids and the things that are going on in their lives...
Take yesterday for instance---he worked all day. When he got off work, he drove over 20 miles in the opposite direction of our house to go get some strawberry plants. Why? Because he knows how much I love strawberries and how I would love to be able to put some in the freezer this year.
He comes home (almost 40 miles) and he and DS plant those plants while I finish supper.
We eat and he takes some time to read his paper and catch up with the kids.
DS mentions that he would love to get some "really cool speakers that will make his stereo in his car awesome!!" put in. What does DH do?? He gets up, tells DS to get the tools they need and they are outside, after dark, it's raining and they are putting speakers in. Why? Because he loves his kids. He'd do anything for them.
We finally make it to bed, only to have DS come in my room around 11:30. A demon of his from the past several months called and left a voicemail on his phone and he needed...asked...me to come and talk to him. We talked and read Scripture and prayed for over an hour...but he reached a point of having God's strength.
DH knows every time I get in and out of the bed, so of course, this interrupted his sleep.
Around 3:30 am, the phone rings. It's one of the head people where he works. They can't get hold of the man who actually does the physical on call. DH tries himself, finally gets hold of the guy, handles the problem and a little after 4 is back in bed. The kicker is, DH, once he's woke up, takes hours to go back to sleep. He never got to go back to sleep before needing to get up and start his day.
Right now he's at work and there is no telling what will come his way today. He will handle it though and he'll do a great job at it. Why? Because he's committed to his family. He lives by the Scripture that tells us to do everything as if unto the Lord. He refuses to do a job half way. He's an awesome man and I'm a blessed woman.
Yes, my friends, My Husband Rocks!!
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