Monday, November 02, 2009

For My Husband

Dear Kevin,

Every day I thank God for you, my miracle. I love you. I love our life. And while there are countless qualities I admire in you, one in particular stands out. If all men were as good at this as you, there would be lots of happy women out there.

You make me feel loved.

You accomplish this in a myriad of ways:

When we walk side by side, you grab my hand.

You listen. Without judgment. Without advice. Without fixing.

I slip back into bed for a few more minutes before the day begins and though you are not really awake, you snuggle in and mumble, "Mmmmm".

You say, "I miss you".

When you come home, you don't sit before you've found me.

You believe in me, even when I don't believe in myself.

You talk to me, sometimes longer than I have the patience or attention span for, but knowing you want to tell me shows me my importance. I am so thankful (even when it seems I'm not interested). Don't ever stop!

You notice when I'm feeling down.

You linger at the dinner table to talk after the kids have run off.

You hide your annoyance when I ask you to pick something up on your way home from work.

You slip my name into conversation as naturally as breathing.

You say "I love you," but your actions prove it.

I am loved. I am blessed. And deeply grateful. You've provided the soil for me to bloom. Your love gives me confidence and courage, sanctuary and security. I pray our sons follow your lead and love their wives as well as you do. Thank you so much.

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--for your love is more delightful than wine.

Song of Songs 1:2

I love you, Kevin. Deeply. Wholly. Always.

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MiPa said...

Seems strange to comment on these personal letters this month. Lovely tribute to someone you love. Thanks for sharing.

April said...

What a wonderful letter to a wonderful guy! Lots of cherished hubbies today.

Heather of S-A-M said...

Wow! What a great guy! Isn't God just rockin' awesome!

Sweet Blessings,

Jaime Kubik said...

Love this tribute to Kevin! He is a wonderful example of a loving husband. I can already tell that your boys have picked up on how to treat a woman, just by comments they make. You're a lucky woman (of course, I also know, he's a lucky man!) :-)

Susan said...

Oh my, I know one man that is going to feel like hugging you after this letter...

Thanks for sharing this with us. I pray your children read this too.

What a great testimony of what marriage should look like!


Constance said...

I love how these monthly topics encourage us to be better marriage partners. You're right of course, there would be more happy wives, marriages and families if we all lived out marriage principles like these the way God intended it from the start! There's nothing so content as KNOWING we are loved and cherished by our husbands!

Melanie said...

What a special man you've got!

e-Mom said...

Tears welling up. Wow, what a fabulous husband you have Tami! He's such an example the kind of man all women want. (OK, I know he's not perfect.) Thanks for sharing your deep love for Kevin with us. I feel blessed to have this peek into your heart. :~D


Julie The Surrendered Scribe said...

Wow, all these letters today are so amazing. I loved so much about yours, esp about how he listens versus fixing. It truly is in their nature to fix, so the fact your husband listens says so much about his heart for you!

I look forward to reading more from you!

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Faith said...

wow what a wonderful tribute to your man!
He sounds like the perfect godly husband....God bless you!!

Caroline said...

This is thoroughly beautiful. I pray for a husband such as he, as I wait on the Lord. Thank you for sharing. It is a gift that you notice all this about him,that makes the difference. Blessings to you and your husband.

Wife of Rob said...

WOW Tami....that was so sweet. Kevin sounds like a wonderful man. You are obviously truly blessed. I think that comment about your son following in his footsteps was spot on...if only the rest of the world longed for the same would be a much better place!


Denise said...

Very precious.

Brenda said...

Beautiful Tami.

Lynn said...

Wow Tami,

This is the best letter I have read. Again, your words are beautiful and esteem your husband in every way.

You believe in me, even when I don't believe in myself.
Tami, this is beautiful and priceless. Thank you for sharing your heart and this man of God. Thank you. I am looking forward to meeting you both one day, face-to-face. BIG hugs.