I often take for granted how wonderful my husband is. But tonight, I was at a baby shower and got to spend some time with some of my very best friends and was so thankful to have a break for a couple of hours. I got to thinking how lucky I was to have a husband that was so helpful with the kids. Stephen's grandmother talks about how proud she is of Stephen and the way he helps me. She said that she loves watching us with the kids because we always seem so happy. While we have times that aren't so happy, we know how blessed we are.
But I also know that all husbands don't help as much as mine. All husbands won't do whatever they need to do so they can support their families. All husbands don't give their wives all of the breaks Stephen gives me. And the best part is not that he gives me those times, but he does it happily and without complaining.
I know that he feels like he has let me down is so many ways. I know that he feels like we should be in a better position financially. But I wouldn't trade what I have for all the money in the world. I feel like our experiences and our challenges that we have been through have made us who we are today. I know that they have made me trust God more. I have learned that He always provides what we need and always at just the right time. I have learned that money and things aren't important. I have learned that every minute I get to spend with my children is a precious gift, and I need to thank my husband for allowing me and wanting me to have that dream.
Honey, I love you more than words can describe and I thank God everyday that He blessed me with you. You are what I have always wanted and needed. There is a song that I hear on the radio sometimes that says, "When God made you, He must have been thinking of me." That captures my thoughts exactly. I love you.