Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The One I Love

I know that it's not easy to live with someone that is hurting and can't do the things they normally do.  I'm living it first hand and I'm the one who can't do the things I would normally do in the course of a day.  However, to see my husband, you would never know that it's hard.  He never treats me like a burden.  He never makes me feel bad because our house isn't being kept up like it should.  He never utters a sigh of discontent when he has to do the grocery shopping or make a meal.  He never tells me I'm acting like a baby when I cry tears of pain.   My husband has not once during this whole ordeal made me feel like I'm a burden in any way.  I am blessed.  

My husband has never been a gourmet cook, but what he can cook, he cooks well.  He is super at spaghetti with meatballs and salad; he puts a hoagie sandwich together like no one else I know; he has learned to put the breakfast sandwiches together and freeze them for breakfasts and more. He does it all with a smile on his face and always wants to make sure that we all enjoy what he cooks.  He has even learned how to make me coffee and heats the cream up in the cup ahead of time so my coffee is pipping hot! This is huge because my husband doesn't drink coffee and isn't particularly excited about it in any way, but he does this for me. I am blessed

He is always thinking of me and doing things for me.  Yesterday he came home with a new heater for our bedroom with a remote control after the heater went out in our room.  He wanted me to have the remote control because he knows that with the steroid shots they give me for my back, I have hot flashes.  This way I can turn it off with the touch of a button. I can also turn it up or down with the touch of a button - all from my recliner! That is so thoughtful, but that is my man.  He is one of the most loving, thoughtful men I've ever met.  I am blessed.

Today he had a class and after it was over, he called me to see if I needed anything.  He went out of his way to go to the store to get us a few things and even thought about what he wanted to make us to eat tomorrow and bought the things to make it.  He does all these things with a smile and a loving heart.  I am blessed. 

When I was young, I would pray that God would send me someone that would love me.  I didn't grow up in a home where I felt loved and this was my one prayer that I said over and over again as I was growing up. 

My husband is the one I love.  He is the hands and feet of Jesus to me and to our sons.  He loves me unconditionally and never points out my faults (of which there are many).  God answered the prayer of a young girl in the way that He does so often - way above and beyond what we can ever imagine.  I am blessed and I am loved.

God bless you - Julie


  1. Your post was just beautiful. I couldn't help but smile when I read about God going above and beyond what we can imagine. We watched Priscilla Shirer last night in Bible study and that was the exact thing she was talking about. It really opens your eyes when you stop and realize how above and beyond God blesses us.

    I'm still praying for you. I hope you will be feeling better soon.

  2. What a sweet husband you have. You have described my husband! In a world of such hate and animosity, and divorce so rampant I'm grateful and blessed too, to have a husband who reflects true Christ-likeness!

  3. Dear Julie,
    SO good to read your blog again. Am lift my head back up after mom passing away, but I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your kind messages when i was caregiving 24/7.
    God continues to bless my husband and me- even yesterday UCB (United Christian Broadcasting here in the UK- am not in Florida at the moment) interviewed me regarding my book. God is SO good! I am praying for YOU today. love, Kathleen

  4. (((Hugs))) I've had you in my prayers. I also wanted to mention that you are the winner of the Coupon Binder and I need you to contact me regarding where to send your package :) I truly hope that you are enjoying your family time and that your pain is subsiding.

  5. A really sweet and loving husband! I so enjoyed reading your post about the love you share. Praying that you will find relief from your pain.

    Kindly, Lorraine

  6. This is a precious piece and a good reminder to all of us. I think God uses spouse more in our life to show himself than anyone else we will ever come in contact with.
    Blessings as you continue to get to feeling better and applauds to your husband.

  7. Hey beautiful lady..((hugs)) I've been reading a few of your posts this evening....sigh....I'm not feeling very well pain also. Physical pain. I was talking to the Lord and also praying for those that live with physical pain..I've lived most of my life with mental pain and when it comes to physical pain, well, that's a doozer...and here you with it almost 24/7...and what do I see, what do I read, what do I sense...PEACE. JOY. radiate it Julie. Even in the midst of all that you face, you shine for Jesus SO much...I love ya girl.

  8. What a beautiful,loving tribute to your husband.

    God Bless!


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