Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The best husband in the world. No, seriously, he is!



I started writing the story of my husband's and my relationship and how we ended up getting married. But then I realized that, while it is a great story, it didn't have as many brag opportunities as I wanted.
I admit it - I really like to brag about my husband. He is so awesome that it's really easy to do! For example: my husband built our house. No, he is not a contractor or a professional builder at all. He is a machinist (he makes things out of metal, like the cone part on the front of a fire engine, or pieces for the toll roads, or computer parts). He is just really good with his hands and figured he would learn a lot. It took him about three years start to finish to build our house. He and I became a couple in year 2 of the house. He did practically all the work himself. The only exceptions I know of were pouring the cement, hanging drywall, and siding (although he said if he had to do it over, he would do the siding). EVERYTHING else, my incredible husband did himself. If he didn't know how to do something, he researched it and got assistance from friends until he had a good idea of how to do it.
It constantly amazes me that my husband took on such a huge project. That he stuck with it for three years! I LOVE the fact that my house is a constant reminder to me of the ingenuity, perseverance, hard work, and talent of my husband. I love how we've already shared such special moments in our house (his proposal, our first kiss, our wedding night, etc) and look forward to making many more memories together.
See, my title for this post was right. My husband is the best in the entire world. Not because he built me a house. But because he makes it into a wonderful home.
I love you so much Ken! You are the second best thing that ever happened to me!!!* My life has been so much more full and richer since we got married. I am SO glad you chose me! You are my favorite person & BEST friend <3



(*1st thing is, of course, Jesus Christ becoming Savior and Ruler of my life.)

15 comments:

  1. What a lovely tribute.

    I understand how U feel ..as mine is a man of many trades and talents as well!

    We also have built our own house..from ground up (everything) and this coming from an Aviation background!

    HAPPY V~day to you and yours!

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  2. Wow! What an amazing accomplishment! Your husband is a great guy!

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  3. What a nice tribute to our husband. And I am beyond impressed that he built your whole house. My Hubby cannot even put up a wall. :)

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  4. You did an amazing job bragging! I'm like you-that's my favorite thing to do. It's not that I can't complain, I'd just rather be positive...and I have A LOT to be glad about!

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  5. such a great tribute to him... "not because he built me a house but because he makes it a home!" great story. thanks for sharing

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  6. Awesome...I love it! And he built your home...WOW! And yes, I married Jack Black. Made me laugh very hard! Thanks for visiting me and come back soon.

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  7. Wow, not every hubby builds his wife a house! He is quite the catch!

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  8. There's nothing wrong with a little bragging on your man--he sounds like a real catch!

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  9. Love it! Jesus is first in my heart too and I firmly believe that is why He gave me the husband I have. Check out my story at the IE Mommy. This is fun!

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  10. great post! i know our hubbies love being bragged on!

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  11. Every woman needs a man who can build his own house! Sounds like a great guy.

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  12. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Nurse Boy

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  13. Very sweet! How awesome that he built your house! That is a treasure! I loved reading your post as I re-wrote my post twice because I had so many ways to brag on my darling hubby! :) (I also have a Ken!)
    Great post!

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