Saturday, September 27, 2008

Best Husband in the World!

I just feel the need to brag on my hubby a little. Sometimes, I am sure that I take him for granted. It's not until I talk to other wives before I realize what a great catch he is. Don't worry, I don't think he is perfect. But, I think I am really good about talking about all his faults. So, talking about 1 area that I truly appreciate is a good thing.
So, here we go. My husband was pretty sure that we were not going to have more than 2 children. The first 3 were all "surprises". So, that plan was blown out of the water. Well, after being away on a Women's Retreat and leaving him with all 3 girls (ages 3,2,1), he decided HE wanted to have another one. I was in a state of shock. He didn't think he would be able to handle 4 kids or find time to spend one on one. I am proud to say that he has turned out to be such a great daddy! And, now that he is a father of 4, he is very adept at handling the chaos.
In fact, he is so good that he often is in charge of his 4 and a handful more. He has always been great about letting me have time away from the house to hang out with the girls when I need to. He doesn't complain. He doesn't give me a curfew or call me to come home. He can handle it. Well, sometimes, I want to go out with a girlfriend who's husband is working and the only way I can hang is if he watches their kid(s) too. Guess what? He does it with no complaint. I know, he is amazing!
This week, he let me have 4 other women come to our house for a girl's movie night and sleep over. In order to make this work great, he agreed to put our 4 kids, my sister-in-law's 2 kids and my friend's 1 kid all to bed at my parents house. He had a little help from my family, but he really was the one in charge of all 7. In this case, the ages range from 1-9. And, they are all girls except our little boy. He did it and did a fabulous job! Then he came home later and went upstairs to go to sleep. As I thought about it, I realized that not many husbands would do all that.
I know that words of encouragement is not really his love language, but it is mine. So, I love you baby! Thank you for being such a great dad and husband!! I guess I really am lucky :)


Flamingo Mama said...

Daddies that actually want to be daddies are such a blessing!

Southwest said...
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Jaime said...

Thank You Cory for taking care of my kiddos this week so I could have a movie night with the girls! My birthday was pretty great! And thank you for helping out with our kids ALL the time! They love their Uncle Cory!

We appreciate all you do for our family!

Dearest Jessica said...

Thanks Cory for taking care of my kid too! even though your more willing than any other Dad I know...I wouldn't leave Abbie with any other,you know excpet her own Daddy.

Thanks for all you do and being such a great example to other Dad's and Mom's too. You handle chaos so well!

Mimi said...

Well duh!!!
I've been trying to tell ya'll he was perfect all these years! :)

Mrs. Tara said...

WOW! What an amazing man. As a children's minister I can tell you a lot of ladies wish their hubby would do all that. They often can't attend events (even at night when dad is home) if their is not childcare.
Isn't it amazing how God does chose to bless us with our husbands. I know mine was just for me...... and now you have reminded me to tell him how thankful I am for him!