I have the best husband in the world.
He is the love of my life. He is an incredible provider, protector, husband, father, best friend. He loves me more than I ever deserve. He loves our children so much, there are no words to accurately express it.
I never thought I would have this.
As a young adult, I never had much self-confidence. I was filled with doubts and fears and poor decisions. I was not headed toward the "white-picket-fence" life, that's for sure. Then as a single mom, I really felt as if my chance had passed. I was 24 with a child. I would look around at the guys my age and realize that none of them wanted to take on the baggage of a single mom. How depressing it was to be an "outsider" amongst my peers!
Then one day, I walked into my new 'temp' job and there he stood. Wow! I remember the very first time I saw him. My heart jumped. I could see his soul in his eyes. I was hooked!
One of the first conversations we ever had began with him asking me, "If you woke up tomorrow with no restrictions of time or money, what would you do? What job would you want?" That is certainly a great "get-to-know-you", breaking the ice question! Six months later, we began dating. Our second date was a family date. We walked along a mountain river, with my 18 month old son in between us. I cried. I knew at that moment that this was my family. This is what my heart had been longing for for so long. This man was the answer to so many prayers! He was all I ever wanted and more than I could ever have imagined!
He is such a giving, self-sacrificial man. He would literally give us the shirt off his back. He daily gives us the best as he takes the least. He always wants me and the boys to have "the big brownie". I have never seen him take the biggest and best thing for himself. That is just not who he is.