For My Husband
When I have a moment to reflect on God’s blessings in my life, in our lives, I am able to slow down and really see these blessings in a different light. Many of these things are shared, but it’s in the everyday moments that I never really get to tell you how I see you, how I see God in you.
In this season of life, there are many days we pass with a high five, a hug, and a smooch. Between the roles God has entrusted us with, we make a team, a great team. But, it’s really you that I see so much love, patience, grace, and helpfulness.
I see you.
I see you set your alarm and count the very few hours of sleep you will get between ending one shift and beginning another.
I see you putting on a bulletproof vest, each and every day, to go out into this world, that to be honest is a world that scares me.
I see you doing this humbled, confident, eager, and out of love to serve
I see you experience a wave of emotions throughout your workday, yet always trying to figure out the how you should feel.
I see you stop for a quick lunch, yet leaving in moments to help where needed.
I see you reflect on your own words, actions, and purpose.
I see you strive to be better. Every. Single. Day.
I see you genuinely care for your brothers and sisters in blue, for your community.
I see God working in and through you.
I see you work long hours, yet always come home and ask how our day was.
I see you pick up overtime; yet always ask if it will be ok with us.
I see you work a long shift, yet come right home and jump in with the duties of the home.
I see you, sometimes looking exhausted, yet still helping with getting the boys to bed.
I see you, the way you support me, and what God is doing in and through me.
I see you come home, even after what could have been a heart-wrenching day, and try to tune out the noise of work, to be present with our boys. (I can’t imagine this, not for one moment)
I see you doing laundry and help with dishes, not because you want them done, because you know those things matter to me.
I see you eating new recipes I try (even when they are a fail!), because you know it matters to me.
I see you extending grace, patience, and love to me. Every. Single. Day. (And boy, am I thankful for you doing this!)
I see you supporting our homeschooling journey, even when I am in doubt or tears.
I see you supporting our Shaklee business, even when it means you are the solo parent while I’m away.
I see you reading my blog, and encouraging me to be obedient and continue hearing God’s voice.
I see God strengthening you, working in and through you.
I see you and the way you light up when the boys run out to welcome you.
I see you put off your never-ending to-do list, to go for a bike ride or play a game of basketball or football.
I see you count down the days until you have a day off where you can spend time with and pour into our boys.
I see you pray with our boys (and I know this is God doing big things).
I see you encourage the boys to learn at church and at home.
I see you model how to respect a wife and a mom.
I see you always willing to help those in need, those we are close with and those we barely know.
I see you getting uncomfortable and growing in your Faith.
I see you trusting God more and more each day,
I see God leading, strengthening, and working in and through you.
So on those days, where we may only have a high five, a hug and a smooch, please always know, I don’t take any part of you for granted. I love you and I see God in you.