I have been married for eleven years. Much has changed during these years…six states, seven cities, and three children, just to name a few things. One of the few constants in my life has been my husband, despite only having lived together less than nine of those eleven years due to deployments. My husband is one of the steadiest people I have ever known, which, if you know my father, speaks volumes.
I am eternally thankful for my husband, and there are a multitude of things I appreciate about him. He is extremely efficient and able to think through every facet of a situation. He is kind and compassionate. I take great pleasure in observing his interactions with our three daughters because they are so different from mine. He has a way of calming my often frenzied, somewhat frazzled state of mind. He works hard and is very driven. He is always willing to do whatever needs to be done, both at home and at work, regardless of how difficult a task or decision may be.
My husband has so many amazing qualities, but one of the characteristics I appreciate most about him is that he is bit of a paradox. He is both analytical and creative. He writes with his left hand, but does many other tasks with his right hand. He can be serious in one moment and dancing around the room in the next. He leads with humble confidence. And while he is steady, he is also continually growing, changing, and striving to do and be better. I have watched him grow in grace as he seeks God, and it is humbling to journey through life with him. Today, and every day, I am thankful that God has blessed me with my husband.