Ok – yes – I have to poke just a little fun at this man first. Last night as the teenager and I were working on geometry, he was trying to use the laptop to research Jeep parts. Well, he got frustrated at the speed of our internet and grabbed his phone. Obviously, he then grabbed my stunning new reading glasses and put them on. He promptly declared, "OH MAN! I can SEE!!!" I think he had thought he was going blind. But upon placing the pair of very chic looking readers from Target before his 47 year old eyes – he was astounded to discover there was hope for his sweet eyes after all. Seriously – he rejoiced. I had to snap a picture just for fun. He was so absorbed in reading every fine print he could get his hands on that he didn't even care that I was snickering at him.
But back to THIS MAN. Seriously folks – he is an angel on earth. He's MY angel. He's patient, kind, resourceful, loving, compassionate, patient, smart, insightful, patient, skillful, frugal and so many more adjectives. And patient. Did I mention patient? I love him from the bottom of my soul. I cannot imagine my life here on earth without him. No, every day at our house is no picnic, and I'll be the first one to tell you that our life in general is no fairy tale – "it's always something" is usually our mantra. But we survive, endure, and press on – together whether it's good times or bad. I have learned to be thankful for so many things that aren't "things". Like this man.
It's not our anniversary, not his birthday, not even Father's Day. But my heart is so full of gratitude today for This Man that I just had to give him a shout out, cause I think God pretty much got the message already.
Ross Woods – I will love you until the day that I die. And that's a promise.