Thursday, December 17, 2009

nine years and counting...

This is a great man--we've been married for nine years now. He is one of the most affirming men I know, and he absolutely loves our family. He is a natural leader, a great teacher, and a caring boss. He's a deep thinker who challenges me daily.
Best of all--he LOVES GOD. His desire to follow God attracted me to him years ago, and it's still my favorite thing about him. He is committed to surrendering his life for God to use to make a difference in the world. He is the best father I know and he loves to be with our family. He even encouraged me to go on THREE weekends away with girlfriends this fall while he kept the kids (with some help from Granny, Papa Dave, Nana, and Poppy--whom I'm also so thankful for). I still can't get over that! He adds so much fun to our family and our kids are really trying to figure out how he can stay home every day--today Anderson told me he wanted Daddy to be able to stay home everyday, and I told him that Daddy has to go to work sometimes so we can have food to eat and toys to play with--and he said, "We could just do somersaults--then we wouldn't have to have toys! And we could go to restaurants for food." See what I mean? He's really loved.
Yesterday, he took the whole day off from work on our anniversary so we could spend the day together--we had so much fun and it just reminded me why I love him so.

3 comments:

Allison said...

happy anniversary! he's definitely a keeper!!

Patty Sisk said...

Couldn't ask for a better man for my baby.

jess said...

such a great man! we think very highly of him, too! happy anniversary o'neals! y'all are very special people.