Monday, September 10, 2007

Hats Off To Husbands

To each of us a husband is defined by different things.

Someone who supports our every whim; I think not life would be boring. A man that provides for us; not necessarily, women hold positions that earn good wages nowadays.

For me it has been a guy who accepted myself and my daughter (yes I was married before) into his home to share his life almost 20 years ago. There are probably times he wished we'd gone back out! He has made sure we were never hungry or cold or went without. We live in a humble little home that surrounds me in comfort and security. I indulge in my business ventures, which he does remind me from time to time have taken over the house. He has always been good to and very tolerant of my daughter's whims. He has allowed our animal shelter (at one time we had 2 dogs and 4 cats) to exist. He is a generous soul.

So whatever definition you give to the word husband or partner, as long as he reaches out a hand when you're falling, has a kind word or a warm embrace when you fail, and he doesn't complain about the cookin' - you've found your man.

May you stay healthy, grow old together, and be grateful for that fella' you chose.

And for those of you still looking, he's out there, sometimes he's just being elusive.


Suzanne said...

What a sweet tribute to your husband, Susan. He sounds like a wonderful man. My husband and I just celebrated our 20th anni this past August, and he is my greatest supporter and encourager.

Lea said...

Wonderful post and wise words... I am so grateful for my sweet husband and I think I will go and tell him so right now...

Humble Origins said...

...Very well and thoughtfully spoken...and true!
Thank you for sharing...

carole said...

Hi Susan:
You, obviously, have a great union with your husband. You have a family.
Sounds like you both made the perfect choice!!!

SweetAnnee said... have a dear I sweet hubby opened up to me and TWO girls. He's my best friend and some days, my worst enemy ( you know it happens)
..but through it all love has sheltered us and kept us close .
I thank God each day for such a wonderful , giving man. He's my definition of HUSBAND
smiles, Deena

Congrats to you and your sweetie..

Donna O'Brien said...

My hat is off to them all! Like we said in our emails (Johnny!) they don't know what to make of us sometimes but they are there for us- hot flashes and all!

Katie said...

Have you ever heard the saying, "Every pot has its lid"? I'm so thankful that people find the lid to their pot, as it makes our world that much more happy and whole! I found mine, too! We'll have 10 years this year! Thank you for sharing and reminding us to be thankful for our sweet other halves.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

This is a post to cherish! We are so blessed with our men, who put up with us and our "Stuff" all over the house, as well as our other "stuff"-you know what I mean!

After 32 years of marriage, I am more thankful each and every day that my dearest one hasn't run away.:)