Monday, November 16, 2009

My Knight In Shining Amor

I'm really needing to talk about my husband this morning. I think he is the most amazing person I know. He is definately my favorite human being.
We are remodeling our bathroom. I am so excited about it. ( I know, it's riveting stuff) Honestly though, I am always so impressed with Jay. He's the kind of guy who can fix just about anything. If my car breaks down, he can fix it. If the toaster won't toast, he can fix it. When my heart was broken, Jay fixed it. In fact, on that score, he's done it over and over again
My husband is a millwright at his job, and he is also the head of maintainence for the company he works for. That means he fixes everything including the machines. Plumbing, heating, building maintenence, making sure the parking lot gets plowed, ordering all the machinning supplies, you name it, he does it. He's super busy at work most of the time.
Let me tell you what kind of guy he is though. If I call him in the middle of the day with some petty issue, he's always kind, and thoughtful. He rarely speaks harshly to me no matter how crazy he might be at that moment.
This is definately not always the case with me I'm sad to say. I admire him. I adore him.
So, all weekend he busted his butt on our bathroom. He's done all the carpentry work and all the plumbing. I've done the painting and I'll be doing the clean up today, but it's nothing compared to what he's doing. I'm so grateful that he knows how to do all these things. We don't have to pay to have someone else do it, which is one of the reasons I don't have to be working right now. I do know how lucky I am. I do not take him for granted.
Every day I learn what love is from this beautiful person who decided to marry me for some crazy reason. I'm realizing as I write this that I could keep talking about him on and on. I guess I just wanted you all to know that I'm feeling in love and happy.


Cat said...

Ah Jenn! What a wonderful place to be in. What a wonderful man to be with!

clean and crazy said...

awesome.. this gives me gratitude for my guy too, he is pretty awesome too, your post reminded me of him. picture is amazing too

Pam said...

That is so sweet. My guess is that you let him know how special he is.

Lou said...

Don't let him out of your sight!

Ha,ha just kidding.

I can count on two hands how many people I know with a happy marriage. Now I can add you to that short list;)

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

nice thing i wanted to shate..

The best scholar is the one who realises the meaning of non-self
The best practitioner is one who has tamed their own mind
The best quality is a great desire to benefit others
The best instruction is to always watch the mind
The best remedy is to know that nothing has any inherent reality
The best way of life is one that does not fit with worldly ways
The best accomplishment is a steady lessening of negative emotions
The best sign is a steady decrease of desires
The best generosity is non-attachment
The best discipline is a peaceful mind
The best patience is to take the lowest place
The best diligence is to give up activities
The best concentration is to not alter the mind
The best wisdom is not to grasp at anything at all

Atisha – 982 – 1054 ce
The Indian scholar from the university of Vikramashila who spent the last ten years of his life in Tibet, where his teachings emphasized the basic practices of taking refuge and training the mind in love & compassion.

enchantedoak said...

I love him too, for you to have in your life as your spouse, helpmeet, mate. Your love shines like the sun in my eyes in the morning when I am blogging, throughout this piece. I want to give him a big hug and tell him to take good care of Jenn, because I love her.

Anonymous said...

He is definitely a keeper!

Tall Kay said...

You got me all choked up on this one. It's a beautiful love story. You could have just kept going on if you wanted...I woulda kept reading. I like this warm, fuzzy side of you :o)

Monkey Man said...

What a wonderful tribute. Jay should be pleased to be with someone who adores and respects him so.

G-Man said...

I just loved this post Jenn...
I envy you both....G

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This post warmed my heart! I cannot thank you for posting the positivity of your life together and the love you is truly the most amazing emotion we have!

Thank you and much love to you both!

Syd said...

Jenn, I am sure that he is glad that he married you and feels lucky for having done so. I am so glad that you love him. Love is an important thing.

And I'm glad to be able to now comment here. You rock.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

Awwwe Jenn,your husband sounds like he kicks ass-just like you:)

Thanks for sharing about him!!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely man you are married to. Hug him with your heart.

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