Reasons Why I Love My Guy…

 

And after 16 years of marriage…
I have a whole list of reasons why I love my guy!
But here are just a few…
Because with hair or without hair
my husband is awesome!

Because clearly…he’s gifted when it comes to sports.


 Because whenever he falls down…he’s quick to get back up…
though we are avoiding roller skating for a while.

…because his engineering and construction training comes in handy
when you want to build a massive Lego tram across your family room.

…because almost no one else I know has stopped at “Fake Stonehenge” to fly kites…
but with Jason….those kind of stops are always a MUST.

…because he took me to 80′s Prom and even rode the MAX train there….
which takes courage when you are wearing a teal sweater.
 …because our dog loves him almost as much as I do.
…because every Christmas morning he wears the same Superman shirt.
…because he asked me to take this picture.

…and this picture.

 …because we’ve shared so many precious memories (picking up Selah in Georgia).

…because he is always willing to “help” put the kiddos down for naps.
…because we’ve gone through some really hard times together.
…and we’ve wept together until we had no tears left…but I’ve seen the reality of his Faith…
…because he would do this– attach firecrackers to the back of his remote control car…

…because he likes to take our kids (and any neighbor kids he can gather) on night walks…
and they LOVE to follow him…

…because he likes building sand castles even more than the kids do…
…because….well…there’s just not a lot to say about this one…
…because he will stop shoveling the driveway to have a snowball fight…
 …because he gave up his inside parking spot so I could have a playroom
(and installed the carpet when I was gone for the weekend to surprise me)….
…because he takes us to watch the Vaux Swifts every year…
and because he even knows about the Vaux Swifts…

…because he seriously cheers for beef jerky. Every time…
…because he lives on the edge and takes on danger…
…because his bedtime stories will make your jaw drop…
…because he left gang life and now hangs out with the Easter-egg decorating crowd…
…because he has a real relationship with each one of our kiddos…

…because he loves his PEEPS…

…because his heart for adoption is just as strong (if not stronger) than mine…


…because he is constantly teaching and explaining things…


…because I love watching him with the boys…

…because he has a pet squirrel named Mr. Nutkins
…because he wants so much to raise our kiddos to know and love the Lord…
…because everyone wants to participate when he is reading bedtime books

…because he’s a dad who joins in the fun…
…because I like his friends (even Buster)…

…because he collects rocks
…because we’ve shared SO SO SO many special memories together….
…because,  he is worse than the kids when you’re trying to just get a normal photo…
…because he forces me to let the boys use pick-axes and just be boys
…because he initiates creating memories and traditions
…because he puts up with my crazy ideas…  like hatching duck eggs…

…because he will walk Lydia around for hours…


…because he apparently collects granola bars too…
kinda reminds me of the kid who stashes his vegetables in his pocket at dinner
and then hucks them over the backyard fence when his mom isn’t looking
(oh wait–that was Jason too)…
 …because he is willing to take on an adventure with close friends…
…because he will attach fireworks to his scooter and ride around the neighborhood…
…because he loves to “join himself ” into our friends’ couples’ shots…
…because he considers dirt-collecting and dam-building necessarily skills...
…because he makes our kiddos do chores and then works hard right along side…
…because his cardboard-box-surfing was what eventually what won me over…
…because when it comes to Nerf Gun Capture the Flag…
he’s incredible…
just…because.
…because he puts up with my eccentric decor tastes
…because he involves the kiddos in his workouts…
…because he spends time studying God’s Word.
 …because again…he’s always willing to help with nap time…
…because he tells great stories…
BECAUSEhe has my heart…and he always will
…my True Grit guy.
I’m so thankful for you Jason…
God knew…
just who I would need.

“Roam to and fro through the streets…and look now and take note.
And seek…if you can find a man…
If there is one who does justice…who seeks truth…”
~Jeremiah 5:1


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14337476167174497223 Shanda

    What a sweet post. You are blessed to have such a man

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01411785385543404159 Tracy

    Hi Kara!
    OK, I declare you the winner for the “My husband Rocks” contest because this post about your special man rocks for sure! :) What a great post filled with so much love! You are so creative with your words and the photos are a hoot :) You are blessed with a great guy and I wish you the best on the contest! I hope your hubby has a Happy Father’s Day and birthday with his wonderful and beautiful family! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10259015648661853019 Elizabeth @ Virginia Is For Mothers

    This made me laugh! Also made me think our husbands would get along since I can relate to some of these!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03085814755648021148 Kari

    Love this. And I think his photobombing is a SKILL! That takes real timing and stealth.
    Great post!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10365888492682303470 Cheryl

    What a GREAT post! I’m convinced that your husband rocks! Very honoring words.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01190523630138592187 Jessica

    I LOVE this post! I entered too (http://www.mommyneedsanaspirin.com/2011/06/my-husband-rocks.html), but this REALLY made me laugh. I feel like I got to truly see his fun character.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15389202021791451546 Our Homeschool Reviews

    What a great post! I love all the pictures!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03129815174861478639 The Adventurer

    What a lovely post about your husband:) He sounds wonderful and it is so nice he assist with nap time:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06462001159262770932 tinuviel

    What a joyful way to honor your husband! Your delight in him shines through the words and pictures alike. May God grant that to continue and grow with every year.

    (Best wishes in the contest, too.)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15972430229339449257 Lynda

    I was laughing and crying until my keyboard was covered with tears. What a beautiful post for a wonderful man. God has blessed you so much. Thank you for sharing him with us in this post. Happy Father’s Day, Jason!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16759869157457848081 Cheryl

    Great post, Kara! Jason sounds like such a fun guy and I am so glad to have gotten to “know” him a little better, so that when we all finally meet it won’t be weird. ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13298909772191032272 Watering Mustard Seeds

    What a wonderful post.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03233699754317590360 Heart n Soul

    That is such a lovely tribute…you are so very blessed! Thanks for linking up. It was nice taking a peek into your world.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06660310558298459636 Muthering Heights

    Awwww, he sounds like a wonderful husband!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03571083038560430815 Amy Sullivan

    How fun, Kara.

    Reading this was fun because in just one post, I feel as if I got to know you so much better. The love you have for your hubby came bouncing off the page. Sweet tribute.

    Hey, and in response to the book Amish Grace. . . it really impacted me, but I struggle to forgive even the minor infractions in life. Plus, how cool about your family heritage.

    Have a great week.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06217317211649327419 Rachel

    Such a sweet and endearing post. I was so blessed by reading your words — how honoring to your husband!!

    Thanks for linking up with friday favorites.:)

    Rachel

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12240448486671446782 Raising Mighty Arrows

    Kara, what a GREAT post! You put so much time and thought into it. What a beautiful and loving family you have.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thanks so much for all the sweet, encouraging comments…I’m very thankful for him.

    Just checking in finally (busy week with Father’s Day and his birthday is tomorrow…so on my way to find some bags of beef jerky :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09665175583347922829 caz1975

    What a great post!!! Looks like you have been through a lot together and the love you have for him is so evident in your words, beautiful :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14577919062812348914 Pamela

    Sweet, funny, heart-touching, funny, creative, funny and funny. While I laughed a lot, my heart was touched. I’m praying God will continue to bless your marriage and beautiful family.

    Blessings,
    Pamela

  • http://thismomchosegod.blogspot.com/ Theresa

    What a wonderful example you are for all those children :-) Beautiful love, beautiful family!

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