Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The things I never have to do...because he does

Fill a car with gas.

Wash a vehicle.

Mow the lawn.

Take out the garbage.

Put the recycling on the curb.

Weed the flower beds.

Balance the checkbook.

Give the girls a bath.*

Get the mail.

Empty the dishwasher.

Unplug a drain.

Pay bills.

Make the bed. Yes, that's right.

Grocery shop. I put together the list and he takes care of the shopping.

Get up at night with crying children.

Track our spending.

Make bank deposits or withdrawals.

Set the alarm clock.

Lock the door at night.

Grill. (I could not even attempt it without instruction.)


That is just a small list. I could probably come up with more if I sat here longer. Brian is an extremely helpful husband. I am not unaware of his servant heart and just as he loves to help his friends and family, he helps me here at home too. There are a number of things on this list that I do every so often, and there are a number of things on this list that I have not done in a little over 9 years. I do not ask him to do all of this. Many of the things he just does because he is helpful and it works in our routine, makes sense in our home and fits our personalities.

In a world where we don't hear many people praise their spouses, I wanted to take a moment to tell you all how wonderful I think mine is. His selfless acts of service are a great gift to me. He is a GREAT husband to me. I love him not only for what he does for us, but for who he is.


Mom said...

He is an amazing man! I am so glad that he chose my daughter and is a fantastic daddy to Reagan and Maddie.

Sherri said...

Wow! That is a beautiful list!

Sherri said...

I think I will post one too...thanks for the inspiration!

Miz Jean said...

He is a fantastic father!

I can't wait to read yours, Sherri!

Amber said...

Wow, Jean! That's awesome. I agree, that people often don't praise their spouses, so its refreshing to hear! I think I'll post my list sometime too! :)

shartson said...

What a great list, Jean. Not just b/c of the things you listed, but b/c you recognize all the he does and appreciate it! :)