bragging rights

Sometimes I fear that I don't take the time enough to brag on my hubby and tell him how proud I am of him.  I always hope he knows, but I never want to take for granted that he does.  Being a pastor's wife isn't always an easy job, as I'm sure my fellow PW friends can agree. It's a difficult balance of "work and life", when your life revolves around your ministry and serving others. My hubby is amazing at this.  Sure, sometimes he brings his work home.  But he does a good job of knowing when it's time to unplug and focus on me. He's practicing well for being an amazing daddy by taking his days off to spend with his family.  I'm so thankful for this.  Although him being pulled in a million directions can get hard from time to time, it's a blessing to get to be a part of what he does. It's not just his ministry, it's OURS. I love that he makes me a huge part of it and always values my opinion so highly.

I've been a bit of a wreck for the past 8 months.  It's not been easy on me to be pregnant, and that could have put a lot of pressure on our marriage because it's hard for me to focus on it a lot of the time.  He has stood by me every step of the way. He tells me I'm beautiful when I feel the size of a house.  He encourages me. He tells me it will be over soon (that's the best thing I can hear these days...). He never questions his feelings for me.

As women, it's not always easy to be vulnerable with our spouses.  Especially when we want them to see us as beautiful and as perfect as possible.  But we're in this thing...for better and for worse.  I've had my fair share of "worse" days lately, and he's not left my side for a second.  And he won't leave my side during our better days either.

One of the best days is to come, when we see our baby girl for the first time.  I can't imagine a better man to share this with and to be the father of my children.  Thank you baby for all you for our ministry and our family.  You are truly my hero.