Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Man Who Helps

One of my favorite things about being married to John is that he is a man who helps. He learned it from his dad, who learned it from his dad, and he is now teaching it to our children, passing on an example of love and service to God, family, and community. Sometimes, when I think I just can't take another twin midnight feeding, John is there to cuddle with them and help them realize that they don't need to nurse to be comforted back to sleep. They love to cuddle up against his strong, warm body and they often drift back into a peaceful slumber...


...and so does he... :)

Thank you for every single thing you do for our family, John. I couldn't ask for a better husband and father to our kids. Love you...

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22 comments:

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

Amen Sister...what a great husband and father your family has...

Beautiful thought and picture :-)

~~Blog hugS~~

RhondaLue said...

Isn't it the most comforting thing to have a super duper hubby??

3 cheers for great husbands!!!! (must run in the whetten blood!)

jeanne said...

You are blessed with a dh that is a true partner and that is a blessing. I adore your photo.

Have a wonderful hopeful day.

Hugs...Jeanne

KATHERINELLEN said...

awwww! That's sooo sweet. That's wonderful that your husband helps you. The twin are sooo cute. There should be more father like yours. My Husband was and is a wonderful father and husband too! May the Lord bless you and your family. Smiles and Hugs...Katherinellen

Anonymous said...

Well, the truth be told, it is Jen who inspires my actions. If it weren't for her example of dedication and service, I am certain I wouldn't be so willing to jump in an help her out. She is the true hero in all of this. My contribution is paltry compared to what she does!
And....... SHE is the best wife anyone could ever hope for! She is a true inspiration to me!
Love you dear..........

Charli and me said...

Very nice post. Happy Hopeful Friday!

Joyce said...

I'm very happy I found you today on Photostory Friday. Your twins are adorable, and much younger than mine, who are almost 24 years old! Loving hubby help is essential to surviving twin babyhood, I think.
Oh, and we have nine children, too.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Husbands are amazing! Mine is pretty spectacular too. *Smiles*

Thanks for sharing such a sweet post and have a wonderful Friday!

Melinda said...

What a nice tribute Jen. Great comment Johnny! You guys make a great couple. I love your family.

newlyweds said...

What a great daddy!! We are both blessed to have such wonderful hubbies, mine lets me sleep in each weekend and he gets up with the boys. Its lovely.

FeeBeeKay said...

I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now without posting, but I couldn't not post today. Your husband is an amazing man; and from what I read on your blog you have an amazing family. I struggled to adapt to our new baby last year - but am finally getting there, and reading your posts reminds me how I couldn't have come this far without my own good man behind me. An inspirational post to remind us to appreciate our blessings.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a great husband and father he is! My husband helps out at home too - without being asked! We're both lucky!

Manuela

Chris said...

That was wonderful -- it is always great to be appreciated. I'd bet he feels the same way about you.

Carla said...

I, too, am blessed with a kind man, whose children don't even know what he is teaching them by example!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

What a sweet picture and words! Aren't helpful husbands the BEST??

Amanda B. said...

Love that picture!! What an amazing guy! You are a lucky women! :) (I am too....)

Susan said...

Looks like a great husband and daddy to me. What a wonderful legacy for your family!
You are truly blessed.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I had many a night in abed like this when our twins were still nursing! I just moved right in their room,to save getting up!

sheila said...

How nice! My husband is like that too. It IS nice to see that there are guys out there that still help and teach their sons/daughters how a family should be.

Btw, I TOTALLY agree with your 'daughters friends'/ son's friends' post. lol

Kristin said...

yeah, you've got a winner, Jenny!

FlipFlop Mom said...

That is the cutest picture... I love it!!!!

I have a great hubby too.. and shhh.. don't tell anyone.. but my friends are envious cause I do... it's one of the few things that I LIKE to brag about .. *wink wink*

Emily said...

You are truly a blessed woman!