I have no idea why it took me so many years to see what a fantastic man I am married to. Three months ago my eyes were openned, I could finally see all the sacrifices and the love this man has for me. Tears spring to my eyes just thinking about how I could have lost this man years ago. God spared his life and I am so thankful to Him for that. May I never take my husband for grated again. He is a strong leader, a very hard worker and provider, the best husband a woman could ask for, a dad that loves and gives up doing anything for himself to take care of and give to his children, last but not least and most importantly a very Godly example for me and our children to follow. I never hear him complain about how hard he has to work to provide for us. The more I write about him the more my heart bursts with love for this man.
My husband and I meant while we were both working at McDonalds's. I was the opening manager and he was an employee. I don't remember the first time we meant but I love to hear him tell his side of the story.
I was down in our break room at McDonalds's sitting with my boyfriend at the time. My husband (Jim) was on his orientation. The manager that was taking him around introduced us. (I don't remember this) My husband said he thought WOW! when he first saw me. (He is such a funny guy) He said, "I saw this beautiful lady through smoke filled eyes." (I smoked very heavy back then, I quit smoking 17 years ago,May). I love when he tells this story, I always get a chuckle from it.
My husband worked the night shift, I only worked with him a few times before he went on his senior trip to Spain. After he return home, I needed to cross train a closer on the opening shirt. (It was for a raise, all the manager's had to cross train an employee). My husband (just friend's at the time) and I, along with a group of our friends started hanging out together after work. Jim (My husband) and I became really good friends over a period of time. We played on the Mcdonald's coed softball team together, plus we did many other things as a group.
Manager's and crew were not allowed to date. A friend of my husband's dared us to go out on a date together. I had a little boy and really needed my job but I went anyway. We were already friends but it was a bit different being alone with him. Oh my, did I think he was good looking. The only problem was that he was younger than I was. I was looking for a father for my son and I didn't see how this could work out.
I kept seeing him anyway regardless of his age. (He is three years younger than I am) Like I said, we had went out on several dates, one night in McDonalds's parking lot he came up to my car window and asked me if I like him? I said yes! He said, "NO, I mean do you really like me?" At that point I knew I wanted to marry this man. (He was just so cute) After we dated for over a year he asked me to marry him. We were married not long after that.
My husband not only married me but took on my son (Bret was seven at the time) he treated Bret like his own from the very start. Even when we were just friends he would go to Bret's Baseball games. No other man I dated took such interest in Bret. Bret started calling him dad right after we got married. At 19 he was more responsible than a lot of the older men that I dated. It was o.k. that they dated me but they really didn't want anything to do with my son. My husband gave up a Three year scholarship to the U of M to marry me? I wonder why such a smart guy would give up so much and have to work so hard his whole life, to marry me and take on my son? I don't know if I will ever figure that out. How could I every replace such a man? Even back then, he sacrificed his life for me. I didn't mention this in yesterday's post but this happens to be, one more reason, I fell in love with this man.
My husband is a great dad, he loves all of his children very much!
I already wrote about us losing our son Joshua. I'll put the link on here for any new reader's. I don't know how my poor husband got through that time. I have thanked the Lord so many times for not allowing me to find our son dead in his crib. My husband knew CPR and was able to do all he could for Joshua. My husband did save a man's life once when he had a heart attack on a golf course my husband was playing on. My husband knew what he was doing, it was just Joshua's time to be with the Lord.
Living for the simple things in life: Joshua's Story
Living for the simple things in life: A little about Me
I will write about # 2 as soon as I get the time to.
2. Raising twins. (My husband slept in our easy chair all night holding one of our twins).
Happy Independance day to everyone!
We will be going to see a movie in the a.m. and we'll be off to my Son and my Daughter-in-laws for a bonfire/winnie roast tomorrow afternoon/evening. I'm sure looking forward to being with my dear family tomorrow.