As we speak, or, you know, write, Mr. Wonderful is down in the hotel pool, swimming with our oldest four, one last time, before we check out! I am constantly reminded of how blessed I am to have him in my life.
He is a selfless, kind, and patient man (not to mention darn handsome, if I do say so myself!), and our children are just as blessed to have him for a father.
He is my shoulder to cry on, my rock in tough times, my best friend, my lover, and while we all know that marriage isn't always a cake walk, I wouldn't want it any other way! He is also a wonderful labor coach, and never once missed bestowing me with a post delivery gift and a card with a note that would bring me to sentimental tears.
He'll sacrifice his comfort so that I can have the thermostat set to "near center of the earth temps" in the winter and let's me warm my ice cold hands on his toasty warm chest when the need arises.
He's in charge of the "brood" two evenings a week, so after a 10 hour work day, he gathers the kiddos from day care, takes them home, feeds them, bathes them, reads to them, prays with them, tucks them in. He even makes sure the house is spic and span for me when I come home! And I know he does a better job of it than me!! And sometimes, they somehow manage to squeeze in time to check out the cows at Uncle V.'s farm!
He takes 3 out of 5 kids on a yearly 5 day canoeing trip to the Boundary Waters (and will one day take 5 out of 5!!), camps out with the kiddos in our backyard (complete with tent and campfire), makes a mean s'more, and turned me on to the wonders of country living!
He let's me sleep in on Saturdays, knows exactly how I like my coffee and that I hate carnations, says he'll help me get in shape, but knows when not to push that! Mr. Wonderful gets my sense of humor and thinks I'm pretty funny (that's flattering!!)! He knows that shopping is my "out" and that I enjoy the occasional girl time, all with his support!
You know the saying, "still waters run deep"? That's him. He's deep thinker and a gentle spirit, quiet until you get to know him. Strong in his morals and beliefs and relationship with God. He has brought me closer to God and is a fabulous example to our children on living a Christian life.
Mr. Wonderful is a hunter (tho' more for the party than the 'game', if you know what I mean!) and loves my cooking. He'd love to have a farm with lot's of animals and if not for his family, I think he'd enjoy living in a cabin in the woods with no electricity! :) He's also a master griller and will patiently cut up steak after steak after steak for our children, so that I can dig in and eat!
Mr. Wonderful is an unwavering conservative, fiercely patriotic and will frequently, from the bottom of his heart, thank a veteran for their service to our country.
And in true character of a wonderful man:
He loves his mom.
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