My husband, Brent, is one of the most generous, most unassuming and least demanding guys I know. Like a system scan on the computer, he “can run in the background while you do other work.” And he does. If he sees that something needs doing around the house he just takes care of it. For instance, I often get sidetracked from cleaning up after dinner. I’ll become lost in working on my latest chapter or blog post, forgetting all about the mess. Half an hour later I “come to” and rush to the kitchen–only to find the dishes rinsed and loaded and the leftovers already in the fridge.
He doesn’t even do it to make me feel guilty, although it does. He’s simply that diligent!
I appreciate this trait a lot, especially when he doesn’t put away stuff that I just this minute got out to use. But that’s another blog post. The point is, he has my back and is always willing to step in if I overlook something.
But sometimes Brent is the very one who gets overlooked. That is ironic because, to me, he is the most important person in this family. In so many ways, I couldn’t get along without him.
The only reward Brent wishes for his pitching-in is to know that I’m thinking of him, that I value him. Of course I value him–I don’t mind telling you, he’s the greatest husband in the world! And yet I get to rushing around taking care of this errand or phone call, that bit of paperwork for my mom, an oil change for one car or another, the groceries, the laundry, and…
… and I let our anniversary or Valentine’s Day sneak up on me. Or Father’s Day. I ask for gift suggestions, put in time thinking about what kind of card he would like, browse the bookstore. But when the day arrives I wake up and realize that somehow in all my rushing, I never quite got around to actually buying that gift, or even a card.
So, Brent, it’s time for me to bring you out of the background! Let me say in front of the whole world that I love you more than words can express. You are an amazing person, husband and father. I can’t get over being grateful to the Lord for you, and never want to take our marriage for granted. Thanks for all the many ways you take care of me. You’re the best.
Happy Father’s Day.
Thanks for reading,
PS: This week I am
bragging to sharing with Rachel Anne and the Company Girls.
Also with Jen and the Soli Deo Gloria girls. (<– Click over to find out "What Happens When You Leave the Boat.")