Monday, July 13, 2009

My husband


Rarely do I blog, if ever, about my amazing husband. He blesses me beyond words. There are moments that I watch him love on our children and I cry tears of joy. He was the boy that was tough enough to play football and wrestle yet "soft" enough to babysit the neighbor kids on the weekends. He dreamed of having a house full of kids. Yesterday he said, "I love having four boys." He is the one that gets up in the middle of the night to change "explosive" diapers. He is patient, kind and passionate about the Lord. He has photos of me all over his office. He brings me coffee in bed, bathes the kids, teaches "homeschool" on his day off and is a pillar to our family. His heart is for the orphan, the oppressed and the lost. My husband makes me want to be a better wife and mother. And although he is not the big buff man that I met 9 years ago, he has lost 20 pounds since we moved to Africa and finds this a bit disheartening, he is the most godly man that I know. I love my husband!

P.S. I just received a phone call from my husband and this is what he said, with a smile in his voice, "there is the cutest handicapped baby girl down here at the church."

12 comments:

Kathy said...

I remember your husband as a boy, and I always thought he was such a great kid. In fact, I wrote a Christmas program for our church one year and cast his whole family as the family in the program. I wonder if he remembers? To know that he has become such a man of God is so encouraging. To see him serving and loving so well is a blessing. To God be the glory! Hi, Zane!

Robin said...

GREAT post :-)

Kim said...

Sounds like you two are a match made in heaven!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Adeye said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dear hubby. I have chills all over. How blessed you are with a Godly man, dear friend. What an incredible journey He has you both on. I am so excited that I get to see how your future unfolds.

Love and hugs.

BETHANY said...

I got to know Zane when he took Tim's place at the bachelor pad after Tim and I got married. I'm thankful for Zane because he's the reason I met you. :)

JG said...

You are really blessed! Thanks for sharing :)

thephotographerswife said...

:) Makes me happy just to hear you still "like" each other! Few couples can claim that after a few year. May the LORD bless your marriage even more!

Hope said...

Summer, what a great post! I love hearing women recognize the contributions of their husbands and fathers to their children. Zane is precious to us as well because of his heart for ALL children and ALL ministry which is directly related to his intimate relationship with our Lord. We love you guys and appreciate the blessings that you both are!

The Frechette's said...

This post makes me smile :) So wonderful to know how much you love and appreciate him. 8 year anniversary next month! Time flies!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Oh yeah, that is a Godly man who loves to follow Christ! That is amazing- Praise God for both of you and your beautiful family!!!

soontobemomof9 said...

aawww... what a wonderful guy! I love to hear about people that are married and still as in love as the day they got married! Bless you!

:)

~ shi ~ said...

Blessed...Shi~