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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Date


On June 3rd, Justin & I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. I have been married to this adorable man for 17 whole years! Auntie Rara & Auntie Memmy watched the boys for us so we could go on a date. A real, honest-to-goodness date. It's been simply months since we got out of the house alone together. And a lovely date it was. He took me to Red Robin.....so I could have the french onion soup I've been begging him for. Our dates usually are at Texas Road House. Every. Single. Time. Almost. Which is fine. They have good steak. However, it was my turn to choose. I didn't get a chance to choose, though, because Justin announced to me that we were going to go get me my French onion soup at Red Robin. He can be sweet like that. Afterward, we went to a movie. I really, really, REALLY did NOT want to see Thor. However, I think there may have been a method to his afore-mentioned "sweetness". French onion soup sitting happily in my belly, how could I say no to the man? I mean, just look at his cute little face. I've always had a problem saying no to that face. Hence our 6 children. I have no idea why, but I actually liked the movie, as cheesy as it was. It might have just been the company I was in; I could enjoy brussel sprouts with that man! Anywhere he is, I am happy to just be with him. Except for the auto parts store. I'm not very happy there, so I just stay in the car & read my book. But I look joyfully forward to his return. Oh. Or the sporting goods store. Can you say Zzzzzzzzz? And the electronics department? Forget about it! But everywhere else, I'm just happy to be with him. He's my FAVORITE person to watch dumb movies with.
Seriously, I am so in love with this man. I know I will get all kinds of eye-rolling & groans from some of my readers.....especially from Justin's sisters (aka: Aunties Rara & Memmy), cuz....eeewwww......he's their icky brother. But this man is my hero, best friend, & lover. Every time I see him loving our boys, I love him a little more. Every time I see him raising his big, strong arms in worship, I love him a little more. Every time he holds me when I cry, I love him a little bit more. He makes me feel safe, beautiful & cherished. He is the knight in this family who fixes everything and rescues all the damsels in his family (meaning his sisters, mother & myself). He works hard to support me & all of our little squatters. Meanwhile, I get to stay home & live out my dreams of homeschooling, of mothering, of writing & of music. If I was a single and/or working mom, there's no way I would get to do all the things I am so privileged to enjoy in my blessed life. Even though the boys tend to break & destroy everything they touch...........and everything is this house just somehow falls apart........constantly......Justin manages to repair what needs repairing. As often as it's needed. Which IS often. Very. Often. Has marriage always been easy? Nope. It's been hard work for both of us. I am no pic-nic. And he snores really loud sometimes. But I'd marry him all over again.......as long as he promised not to make me go into Shucks. I think he should watch Anne of Green Gables with me next. It's my turn to pick the movie.

9 comments:

lyssa said...

I've always had a problem saying no to this man. Hence the 6 children.

Snorting with laughter!

Anonymous said...

Very very sweet! I am so glad you two are so happy together and raising Godly young men.

Bill Paul said...

Heather, I was very impressed with your expressions of love for Justin. That is so uncommon in this day and age. God bless you two with a long and happy marriage. Bill

Boy Crazy said...

Lyssa~ *giggle*

Anon~ Thanks so much!

Mr.Paul~ Thank you, Bill. I think we have an uncommon love for this day & age. Maybe a little like you & Bethel. Much love to you!

Misty said...

I love this, Heather! LOVE it. you guys ARE adorable!

Laura Lou said...

Happy Anniversary! You're very right: singleness & working is a huge challenge that NO ONE should desire. I'm thankful for the ways in which God provides those quiet moments with my children, but they are fewer than before indeed.

Your hot love for your husband is a testimony! Keep burning, girl!

Christy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Bonnie said...

Heather, a little behind times in reading the blog.. cute post and yes you do have an awesome hubby! I like your mushiness, it is sweet and loving. You are a perfect match. Love to you both!

Hollie Buckley said...

Excellent as usual, I think you are awesome and blessed in so many ways :) Congrats to you both and life filled with love and laughter. Hollie