Sunday, September 28, 2008

He Still Sweeps Me Off My Feet



We haven't done our monthly marriage challenge in a while. Our hostess, Maria at Free to Fly has been away for a while, but I know she won't mind if I post one without her. September marks an important milestone for Hugh and I. We have been together for thirteen years, as of the nineteenth of this month. We met on the first day of classes fall semester of 95. We were freshman. Hugh says in a couple years we will have spent half of our lives together. It's hard to believe that soon, we will have spent more of our lives together than a part. And even after all this time, I'm still smitten. He has my heart.

It's really rather sweet, how romantic he can be after all these years. I have to brag on him for a moment. Hugh had to be gone all last week for a medical conference in Columbus. The children and I had a full week of activities planned, so we kept busy, but after a couple days I started to miss him something fierce. Especially at night, after I put the babies to bed. Oh, he always called, even twice a day sometimes so he could talk to Trey and Anna Grace. But, I had no idea he was missing me as much as I was missing him. You know men, they tend to avoid the mushy stuff. But then again, I'm really such a sap when it comes to romance. I was actually teasing him one night while we were on the phone. He said, "Well, I'd better let you go, goodnight." He sat there for a moment waiting for me to say goodnight, as well. After a few seconds, he said, "Baby?" I said, "Oh, I'm waiting." -"Waiting for what?" he said. Then I said, "For how much you love me, can't live without me. He just laughed, and said, "I love you baby, goodnight." I said, "Uh-Huh. I love you too." (I could hear "the guys" in the background, and I knew that's why he wasn't playing along.) Well, little did I know.

Thursday night as I was hosting play group at our house, he surprised me, by coming home early. We were in the middle of finger painting, when he walked in with a dozen yellow roses. I almost cried. He came straight over to me, as if we were the only two in the room and said, I love you and I missed you. And he kissed me, right there in front of everyone. I have such a wonderful husband. Trey and Anna Grace came running, all excited, calling Daddy, Daddy, Daddy! He teared up as they both climbed up into his arms, and it was then that I realized just how much he really had missed us.

I am so lucky. This is the life I dreamed of. The life I prayed for. And the Lord has graciously given me the desires of my heart. Heavenly Father, Thank you for bringing Hugh into my life. Thank you for his love and this life we've built together. And thank you for continuing to bless our life together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~Amen.


My beautiful roses. He knows how much I love flowers. He is such a wonderful man.

Hugh also brought presents home for Anna Grace and Trey. How sweet. He is so loving and thoughtful. He is not only a great husband, but, a good daddy too.

11 comments:

Ashley said...

So sweet! :o)

Penless Thoughts said...

True love grows stronger through the years. Trust me, I know!!!
You have a real keeper :o) A true sweethear.
Susan

demetria said...

i'm so proud of my little brother!

Denise said...

I am back online sweetie, love you bunches.

Ingram Gang said...

I like this story, not as much as you probably do, but I like it a lot!

luvmy4sons said...

Lovely! Just lovely. Glad you are continuing on with this. I have missed a few months post on this as well. I hope Maria returns soon. Great tribute to your hubby! He sounds like a keeper!

Mary Clair Ford said...

I hate to still Hugh's thunder but Dena and I taught him how to treat a lady..
No seriously, that is SOOOOOO sweet. I am really proud of him and would love for him to hold a seminar for husbands aren't as thoughtul as he.....like, well you know who

QT PIE MOM 2 said...

IT WAS SO VERY SWEET!! I WAS THERE AS PART OF PLAYGROUP AND MY EYES TEARED UP!! WHAT A SWEET FAMILY YOU HAVE TIFFANY!!

Janna Widdifield said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply per my "wisdom" post. Thank you so much for your comment. By the way, I didn't make the owl...I think it was one of the Starbucks gifty things from a couple of years ago. Sorry. Maybe check Etsy for some cute homemade little hoots....

Janna Widdifield said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply per my "wisdom" post. Thank you so much for your comment. By the way, I didn't make the owl...I think it was one of the Starbucks gifty things from a couple of years ago. Sorry. Maybe check Etsy for some cute homemade little hoots....

Christy said...

what a sweet, sweet story.

you are blessed and I am SO happy for you!! Kiss that husband of yours!!