Sunday, June 15, 2008

Josh: Wonderful Father, Awesome Husband


I can't tell you enough how blessed I am to have Josh in my life.  I know many women who are not as lucky and can only complain about their husband or father of their children.  No Josh is not perfect but he always tries to do right or make the best of what he has.  Today is Father's Day AND our 12th year anniversary.  I must say so far we have beat the na sayers, the odds and statistics, and come threw being even more in love. 

We had Zane when we were still teenagers and then got married when we were 19.  I can give you so many examples of how my husband puts his family first over himself.. first one was he moved/followed me while I was still pregnant 2000 miles away, changing his plans of joining the navy, preferring to be there for us.  Also he would not marry me until I finished getting my HS Diploma and I must say that did help keep me motivated.

As a husband he is a giving lover and excellent provider.  As a father he tires to find and use those teachable moments with our 4 children.  The last few years he has had to travel alot for work and it has been hard on us all but instead of letting it tear us down we treasure each moment together and let the time away make our hearts grow fonder for each other.

Josh is tender hearted, a good handyman, responsible, passionate, honorable, loves the Lord.  If there was a Proverb's Husband as there is a Proverb's wife.. he would fit closely the bill.  I often feel undeserving of him.

As you can tell I just adore my husband and that rubs off on the children too lol.  Home comings are a big gift and a party, departures from each other are tearful  but brave and time apart if filled with longing and faith that we will be together again soon.

This last departure he took our 13 yrd son with him to spend a month with him.  I expect Zane to come back almost a man and to of had many adventures with his dad and learning alot of what it is to be a real man.  How to work hard, how to put others first, how to honor God and our Country and his family. While Josh is at work Zane is spending his time either volunteering at a local nursing home (and they say they are already very attached to him and he does very well with the elderly) or at the downtown Library or taking care of chores around the apartment.  It didn't take Josh long to see what I have known.. it was time for the boy to have a cell phone lol.  But Zane bought his own phone with his own money he had earned.

I miss them terribly and am starting to count down the days till we are together again.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Anniversary Mary!  What a sweet tribute to Josh!  It's nice that Zane could go with him this time, and hopefully they can grow even closer on this trip.  God Bless you and your family!  Love Carolyn