My eyes are already teary eyed as I sit down to write this post. Prepare yourself for a heart whelming post about a wife’s love and appreciation for her husband :).
Three weeks ago I left with my mom, two of my siblings, and my boys to go visit my sister and her cowboy in Arkansas. It was such a fun trip! The boys were amazing sports! They had their first camping experience on top of being able to attend a roping, ride horses and four-wheelers, and be with family we love!! Although it was such a fun trip, it was hard aswell. It was hot. It was a long drive. I am pregnant. 🙂
Haha short and simple…but I am sure that paints some what of a picture for you! My sister, Olivia, and Cody just bought their first home and it was so cool to see it and how they are personalizing it to make it theirs! One thing that they want to do is to recounter their kitchen counters with new laminate. When I heard that and saw they had already purchased their new laminate. I could have teared up…or maybe I did. I was SO excited for her, but to explain where I am coming from I must tell you this: I have wanted new laminate for over five years. Ours was peeling off…and actually most of the counters didn’t even have laminate. It was just wood. Please hear clearly I did not think less of my sis thinking she did not NEED new stuff. They did not have as big of counters and Cody’s uncle could install it for free-so for a really minimal cost they could make their kitchen match their “theme” and colors for the house. I was so happy for her, but it made me sad…probably because I was a hormonal, tired, preggo. Without saying ANYTHING to Matt I came home to this in progress…
He had bought new laminate and was installing it!! I was so so thrilled and felt God hugging me right there through my husband’s love and care. We have wanted to buy it for years but was just not at a place to do so. Matt had been saving little by little HIS birthday money, some tax return money, and what not…to make this happen. Not only that…he also bought a new stove top and had started it the week before Broken Voices’ biggest event of the year, Idea Farm. He was at a place with his planning and prep for his event to pause and serve me. It was literally just days before launching something so huge for him/Broken Voices. I was speechless and so humbled to see my kitchen torn apart and changing before my eyes.
I have never known a more selfless individual, and one who is so talented!! He can literally read or watch something and then do it! He spent hours researching WHERE was the best place and price to buy it, HOW to buy it, HOW to make it happen (our counters are wider than standard size in one area), and HOW to do it. The print outs of instructions, the videos watched on the internet, the reading up and seeking advice…is all what he did to make this happen. That is LOVE played out.
I feel so blessed to be married to this incredible man and to have a heavenly father orchestrating time to prepare me to be so humbled and see his hand at work in my life. I don’t think those counters would mean nearly as much if they had not come at this point in time. God knows what is best!
Today I am praising God for keeping me humble in his hand/control over my life because he knows what’s best!!