Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute..It's Time To Give Back



Today I am going to thank my husband Jim for never giving up.

Jim and I met over 21 years ago when we were young and naive and a little crazy. oh Jim , do you miss those days? We met and got married after only knowing each other for 3 months straight out of high school. And through good and bad we have been together everyday since...

I know as a mom it was not been easy for me to be young and a mom to a child who was so sick you did not know day to day if he would live or die. I know it would of been easier to run away...fast and maybe not look back. And while it would be wrong...many of young men have done just that. But not my Jimmy.

We have not always done things right or perfect. In fact some days it has been plain ugly. But we did it, didn't we Jimmy? Some of the issues with our lives have been harder on Jim then myself..or maybe I should say we have dealt with it in very different ways. Sometimes I would think and yell that Jim made things harder then they had to be....but he never gave up. And I have a feeling he will be right here with us for the rest of our days.

It is no secret that I am not well right now. My husband cares. He cares with every fiber of his being. And some days that all I need to know to be okay. On days when I feel alone or sad....I know Jim is here and willing to listen. And lately he seems so gentle with his ways with me. Over protective and sweet . I see a strong man being my husband and being a dad and yet a vulnerable at the same time.

So Thank You Jim for taking such good care of me and our family. No we do not do it perfect but we get the job done...and that is what counts.

I love you more then you know. Hey wanna do some laundry when you get home..LOL

12 comments:

April said...

Amy,

That is such a touching post! There's nothing quite like having a husband to walk through life with, especially one who's there for you through both good times and bad, poverty and plenty. I'm so happy that you have that kind of husband in Jimmy. May God continue to bless your marriage richly!

DiPaola Momma said...

yep, he's a keeper.

annie kelleher said...

what an amazing tribute to a guy who sounds totally special!!!! you make a beautiful couple!!! may you have many more years of happiness together!!!

AmberP said...

I love this post :)
You guys sound deeply in love... a love I can only hope for!

Aspiemom said...

That is so sweet! You are truly blessed!

Amy Fichtner said...

What a beautiful way to express your love towards your husband. Thanks for sharing!!

{i}Post said...

How great that the man you know after illness IS the man you thought you knew before illness. I hope that would be true for me as well. You are blessed with a soul mate and a best friend. Perfection!

Ann said...

It is always nice to hear even if they already know it...

He And Me + 3 said...

I hope that Jim reads every word of this post...it was wonderful! He sounds like a wonderful man.

Lisa said...

That is a wonderful man, hang on to him.

Stephanie E said...

I love this!

misty said...

This is so wonderful!You are a beautiful couple and the love just shines through.It is the best to have someone to walk through life with that you can count on, come what may.It is a blessing that you have found that in one another. I like that saying, we may not have it all together, but together we have it all...wishing you both the best, always!