Today is not special day for Kevin and I. Our anniversary is in July, Father’s Day is in June, and his birthday is in December. But, I couldn’t let this evening pass without posting about my hero, my husband, Kevin.
You see, tonight I fed Savannah dinner by myself, got her in her pajamas by myself, and put her to bed by myself. I realize that there are many women who do these sorts of things each and every day because they are single moms. They have no one to help them with the daily tasks of caring for a home and children. Many of those moms are forced to work outside of their homes out of necessity. And, I don’t in anyway mean to compare myself to those women. They deserve a medal, a gold star, an extra jewel in their crown when they get to heaven.
As most of you who have read my blog for any amount of time know, my husband is a history teacher. He works hard during the school year and rarely comes home before 6 o’clock (although the day ends at 3:45pm), and almost always works summer school session as well. We count that as a blessing and are so thankful for the Lord’s provision for us financially, but I have to be honest and admit that I have my moments when I get discouraged and wish he could earn even just a little more!
The past few years, I have come to admire my husband with a much greater depth than ever before. My decision to quit work and stay at home with Savannah was pretty much a no brainer, although it hasn’t been easy (financially speaking). But, I have seen Kevin take the lead in providing for our family, and it makes me all the more proud of him.
Kevin is such a wonderful husband. He’s not perfect by any means (and neither am I) and we have our fair share of disagreements (where I am usually the one asking for forgiveness because of the poor way I handled things), but it has been a joy to be his wife and to have a front row seat for his growth as a man and husband. And it has been an absolute pleasure to see him come into his role as father. I can’t wait to see how his role as father changes and evolves as Savannah grows up and as we (hopefully) add more children to our family.
So, tonight while “holding down the fort,” I’m choosing to be thankful for my husband, my hero. Did I mention that he was also a machine gunner in the Marines? I saved the best picture for last! Isn’t he handsome?!! 🙂