[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] M[/dropcap]y husband and I have an ongoing joke about how when we first met I told him I wanted 4 things in a husband . . . I can’t remember all 4, but he remembers that #4 was “a guy with muscles to help me move things.” 🙂 I moved a lot in my single years.

I think the first three were something like “someone who loves God with all his heart, someone with a great sense of humor, and someone who is kind.”

Can I tell you that I got all 4?

So since knowing my husband, being married to him, moving across oceans (twice), going through immigration, 2 childbirths, 3 pregnancies, and all that all of that involves, here are some great things about the man I married.

He truly is the nicest guy I know.

He absolutely loves God.

He know who he is in Christ.

He has the heart of an evangelist.

He never meets a stranger.

He is adventurous and encourages his adventure loving, with the heart of a missionary/gypsy, wife in all of her hair-brained ideas.

He is mega-talented . . . he taught himself to paint with acrylics in one day.

He built us a fence in the backyard, and now he’s laid a brand new floor in our house.

He does bedtime with my boys every night, and laughter is always involved.

He loves his sons. He reads to them, rebuilds their train set every day, and takes time to know them.

He can do a great Southern accent.

He can make risotto (I can’t.)

5 out of 7 nights a week he stays up to wash all the dishes while his wife reads.

He used to drive semi-trucks (or as they’re known in the UK “articulated lorries”).

He was in the British Army.

He went to film school and the NY Film Academy.

Prior to meeting his wife, he didn’t like cheese and had almost zero experience with eating Mexican food. That has drastically changed.

He’s lived in Germany and Northern Ireland.

He would love to have time to play the guitar.

He can sing like he’s a Broadway star.

His dog LOVES him. She thinks he is the best person on earth (she’s pretty smart).

He loves his wife. He has the patience of Bob as I say (if you know my grandparents, you know what that means). He stays calm and collected 9 out of the 10 times that his wife is erupting.

He makes me laugh on a daily basis.

When I was single, I had a little post it note in my wallet that said, “find the one who makes your heart smile.” That I did. And it was all God’s doing as I couldn’t have found Mark if I tried . . . and I did try. I’m blessed!!

P.S. He’ll probably disagree with some of the above, so as a disclaimer, this is all his wife’s opinion with lots of fact intertwined. 😉

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