Wednesday, April 9, 2014

H is for Husband

I truly have the best husband. I'm thankful that after the first time I rejected his advances as a young, college student, that he didn't give up on me. He drew back a little (a smart move on his part) which made me realize what I was missing and what my life would be like without him. Needless to say, I didn't like it very much.

I'm thankful for the passionate, romantic, thoughtful man that he is. He is hardworking, determined, incredibly smart (I will never understand how he breezed though undergrad and law school and hardly spent time studying), fun and humorous.


I love Adam's adventuresome spirit; he's lived all over the world and graduated from high school in South Africa. He served a two-year mission in Mexico where he learned Spanish as a second language. His cultural experiences were a big appeal to me- a small town girl born and raised in the same small town until I decided to go out west for college.


He is a teaser and a major button-pusher (trust me, he knows ALL the right buttons to push to get me riled up), but his adorable dimpled smile is enough to make me forgive him for any teasing on my behalf.


Adam is dedicated to his family and his church responsibilities. He is an amazing cook, dancer, father and husband. He is my best friend. He's the one I confide in; the one who believes in me and loves me for who I am.

I love those moments when we are able to get away from the kids for a few hours (or better yet, a few days!) and that time together "reminds us" of the reasons we fell in love. That's why I love the song "Remind Me" by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood because I always think of my husband when I hear it. I might have finally found "our song."


All in all, I found a great one. Those of you out there who are single, don't settle for just any guy. Choose one who will treat you with the respect you deserve, who will love you for who you are and not try to change you into something you're not. And most importantly, marry your best friend.
Mud Race 2012
Easter 2012



29 comments:

  1. Amen to this! My husband is the perfect man for me. I always tell our kids to never settle for anything less than what their father and I have. I want our daughter and sons to see him as an example of how a man should treat his wife.

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    1. Such great advice to your children! Love it!!

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  2. Couldn't agree with you more when you say marry your best friend! I'm married to mine! :)
    This was a lovely tribute to the love of your life. God bless you two! :)

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    1. Isn't it great to be married to your best friend? :)

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  3. Glad you found a man of honor and married your best friend. Smart advice - after all, you'll be with this person forever. Choose wisely and don't settle.

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    1. Me too! Very good point--this IS for forever!! Not a commitment to be entered into lightly!

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  4. My husband is my best friend, too. :)

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    1. Yay! So glad to hear your husband is your best friend, too!! :)

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  5. This the the 3rd time I've seen "husband" pop up today. Glad to know the husbands are getting a lot of love in the blogosphere today. Yours sounds like a great guy.

    So wait, you're friend wrote Rump?! Awesome. I'm enjoying it so far. That's always been my favorite fairytale. :)

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    1. He is a great guy!

      Yep, I know Liesl through her sister who is my best friend. When I saw her book on the side of your blog, I thought you might have known her also. :)

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  6. What a sweet, lovely post! And look at all those dimples - what a beautiful family! :)

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  7. What a sweet tribute to your husband.

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  8. Awww, how sweet! That is the best course of action when someone doesn't seem interested. Walk away and if they're interested, they'll realize it and come find you!

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    1. So true! Sometimes you just need a wake-up call to realize what's right in front of you! :)

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  9. Yay! I love that he's a button pusher, but you still keep him around. ;)

    So cute. Thanks for sharing today, Kristin. Everyone should marry their best friend.

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  10. He sounds amazing! You're very lucky to have your best friend as your husband. :-)

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  11. A lovely tribute to your hubby! It's hard to pass up a guy w/dimples, isn't it? =D

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  12. What an amazing group of men you have in your life!

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  13. Simply love this! So so sweet!

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    1. Thanks Steph! Now I need to hop on over to your blog and see what amazing facts and info you have for me! :)

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  14. Aw, your husband sounds great! Glad you found someone who's both respectful and a best friend... :)

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  15. How sweet! Arne't husbands the best.And I love that song too.=) Your little boys are so cute! You are a trooper!! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/2014/04/h-is-for-handsome-to-z-challenge-blake.html

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