Continuing our celebration of the men of FLT, I want to share a little about the man behind me. Because even though he doesn’t really “get” the whole blogging/website/online thing, he stands behind me in everything I do.
We call him El Presidente. To my kids he’s a firm but loving step-father, dishing out wrestling matches, “boys’ nights” for wings and sports, and funds where ever they’re needed and sometimes just because. To me, he’s the love of my life, my favorite companion, leaver of love notes on a regular basis.
Yesterday, I woke up to this…
We’re a blended family of 7. And they said it wouldn’t last. Seriously.
We’re proving them all wrong, one day at a time, with the Lord’s help.
He was with us on this day, our wedding day…
And on this day, four years, one high school graduation, one college graduation, and two lawsuits by his ex-wife later…
How do we do it? We’re asked that a lot.
Patience. Love. Commitment to each other and our brood. Forgiveness. Prayer.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
In our home, it’s “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.”
We’re weathering the parenting of young adults and teens, and we daily draw on Christ for our strength and for wisdom in all the the situations this crazy broken world throws at us and our kids. My husband has remained steadfast through unemployment, lawsuits, crossroads with children, suicide, tragic losses, and hard days. He is a rock for all of us.
And he has brought spontaneity, the art of truly relaxing, and unparalleled love that I rest in each and every day. When I am weak and muddled, he is strong and clear-headed. His loyalty is unwavering.
Our story has just begun. Fitting that in this month of celebrations, we celebrated our 6 wedding anniversary and 9 years together. I thank God each and every day for bringing this man into my life and the lives of my children. And when I write my posts here at FLT, you’ll know he’s right behind me.
Be blessed Fancy friends!
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