Recently I saw a homeschool mom with a t-shirt that said, "My husband rocks!"
"Yes!" I thought. "It's not the way that I would express it, but I agree 100% with the sentiment." It's been on my mind ever since.
The other night I was getting ready to use my new egg separator, and I mentioned to Herb that I was disappointed in it; it didn't latch onto the sides of my bowls very well because they're too thick. I had barely gotten the explanation out of my mouth before he whisked it away, saying, "I can fix that." He disappeared into the garage and emerged a few minutes later with the separator, perfectly adjusted. It seems a simple thing, but this goes on constantly. He anticipates what I need and takes care of it.
He is so protective of me and our children. How many nights have I awakened to find him returning to bed with a pistol after patrolling the outside of the house? I can not count them. I only know that some noise that only vigilant fathers can hear calls him from sleep.
This protection has gone on from the beginning of our relationship. On two occasions when we were engaged he drove a couple of hours at breakneck speed to rescue me, one time from a car engine fire, the other time when a 12-year-old girl pulled out in front of me in a huge tank of a Chrysler. He drove a green Chevy Nova, but it looked like a white horse to me.
Once, when we were newlyweds, we were driving home at night when suddenly his right arm shot out across my chest. Simultaneously, someone rear-ended us. I had been unaware that the accident was imminent. I was probably chattering away, but he was thinking how he could protect me. Twenty-eight years later, the memory brings tears to my eyes. I was, am cherished by a true knight. And I don't deserve him.
Aside from all this, he has worked hard to support our family so that I can stay home with the children. Because of his devotion to us, he has endured many situations that frustrated and depressed him. At times, I believe, it has affected his health. He perseveres.
I am so grateful and proud to be his wife.