10 Things I (LOVE) About You

christmas2013Today is my husband’s birthday. I know he doesn’t really like when I blog about him, but it’s his special day and he deserves to be bragged on. I thought I would tell you the ten things I love and admire most about my husband. I could go on and on, but I am assuming that would annoy you.

Stephen has a servant’s heart. He is always quick to help out where needed, sacrifice his time for others, and help me around the house. Here’s an example: I hate doing the dishes; they gross me out. He does them every evening. Now that it never gets above 22 degrees in the morning, he goes out at 5:15 every day and scrapes the ice off my windshield. Stephen always jumps at the opportunity to serve me.

Stephen is incredibly talented. I love listening to him strum on his guitar and sing. Sometimes I get jealous—I’m a horrible singer and can’t play a single instrument. His musical talent amazes me.

Stephen loves kids. He has worked for the Extended School Program for more than 5 years. He loves his job. Yes, he complains about it, just like everyone else. But he genuinely loves the kids in his school and cares about their well-being.

Stephen is a hard worker. Lazy is not a word I would ever use to describe him. He doesn’t know the concept of a “vacation day.” He is always working on something, trying new things, or coming up with a worship order for church.

Stephen is humble. He is one of the most humble people I have ever met. You could tell him how wonderful he is for hours, but he would downplay all of it. His main focus is giving God the glory.

Stephen knows how to make me laugh. His jokes aren’t really that funny (sorry), but his personality, ability to laugh at himself, and his own laugh can cause me to laugh until I’m crying.

Stephen is attractive. If I weren’t attracted to him, we would probably have some problems. I hope our kids have blonde hair.

Stephen is my biggest cheerleader. He has always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and he has never let me give up. He is always willing to be a listening ear and an encouraging voice.

Stephen is a leader. I’m strong-willed and have always been more of a leader than a follower. But Stephen is easy to follow. I love watching him lead our family, his staff at work, and people in church. He is a natural leader and he leads with compassion and kindness.

Stephen loves the Lord. This is the most important quality. He has a strong relationship with God, he is invested in his quiet time, and seeks to serve the Lord every day. He leads me spiritually and provides wisdom and discernment in several situations. He loves the Lord so much more than he loves me and that means so much to me. Our relationship and marriage is nowhere near perfect, but he strives to love me selflessly and sacrificially. I am incredibly blessed because of that.

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Happy Birthday, Stephen!

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