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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Valentine...

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

Kristen, over at We are THAT family, is having a little carnival for you to honor your spouse. I encourage you to check it out. Take time this week to do just that. It will actually bless you both when you take time to think about all the things you appreciate about your spouse. No one is perfect, but everyone has traits that make them remarkable. Today, I will share some of the things that make my husband remarkable...


I met my husband when we were both just kids. Oh, don't get me wrong. We thought we knew everything. But, at 18, you know nothing about real life. (Sometimes I realize we still don't.)

We started dating at the end of our senior year in high school. I never felt so close to someone before. Many of the things that attracted me to him then, still attract me to him now.

Nurse Boy was, and still is, very honest. (Yes, sometimes a little too honest. Which is why I will never ask him if my butt looks big in these jeans.) He also knew how to have fun. He knew how to enjoy life, yet be responsible. He always made me feel relaxed. And, he made me laugh. Honestly, laughter can make almost anything seem better. I should know, he makes me laugh all the time.

We have grown up together. We met when all we had were dreams and ideas. We didn't know what life had in store, but we were excited to find out.

In some ways, we are still those 18 year old kids. (Which is part of the reason I am always surprise by those laugh lines in the mirror. When did those creep up on me? Where, oh where did that youthful face go?) We really enjoy spending time together. We find a lot of comfort in one another. We are still somewhat unaware of what life has in store for us. We are still dreaming. Our dreams are more simple, more refined. They are actually based in reality, now. But, they are still our dreams. I hope we never stop dreaming together.

Thank you, Nurse Boy, for not only putting up with my imperfections, but embracing them. Thank you for loving me just the way I am. You are such an awesome example to me and our children. You, in so many ways, love me just how Christ loved the church. For that, I am truly blessed.

I am so thankful you are the person I get to sleep next to at night, wake up next to in the morning, and share my dreams, passions, and my heart's desires with each and every day. I am so excited that God put us together and I get to spend my days dreaming with you!

You make me more complete and compliment me in ways that no one else can. You make me a better woman, mother, and wife. For that, I am eternally grateful. You are definitely a gift from above. You will always be my Valentine.

Now, let's keep dreaming...


Don't forget to love on your spouse this week!

12 comments:

Octamom said...

This is just beautiful--thanks so much for sharing a bit of your love story with us!!

Blessings!

Veronica said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Barf.....

I need a good dentist now. With all that sugar I am sure to have a cavity

Anonymous said...

Anonymous = Mrs. Nurse Boy's Brother.

Maybe you should not have told me that one could leave comments.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I suppose I need to buy you a valentines day gift now.

Mr.NB

KCShipe said...

That was really sweet, but I have to admit my favorite part is your brother and husband's comments - lol!

Boy Mom said...

Mrs. Nurse Boy, you're a wonderful wife, thanks for your beautiful example.

Duyeah, a Valentines present better be the results of all that sweet wifeliness! ;)

You two are so cute!

Natalie said...

the best men are the ones that know how to embrace imperfections!

We are THAT Family said...

What a great story!

You guys are blessed.

I'm also cracking up at your other comments!

3 Peas in a Pod said...

That was beautiful. Both of you are an inspiration to the rest of us. I'll have to check out We are THAT family's website.

Much love from NJ,
Sue

Mummy McTavish said...

That was so sweet. Thanks for sharing the love:)

Yes Mr NB, the correct response is a well thought through Vals day present.

Mommie Daze said...

I remember thinking I knew everything at 18 too! I think we've all come a long way. Great story!