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Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Main Man, Dan!


Dan is the first on my list of favorite people (after this they will be in NO particular order, no fighting!!) So, what can I say about my Dan? Ya wanna know my favorite quality about Dan is?? He loves me. It sounds simple and should be self evident, but that right there is HUGE to me. I KNOW that I'm not always the easiest gal to live with and I'm certainly wacky enough to send most men heading for the hills, but Dan knows me, loves me and most days, I think he even likes me!! He is kind, compassionate, FUNNY, smart, helpful, loving, and it doesn't hurt that he is handsome, either! He is astute in ways that continues to amaze me, even after being married to him for 12 years. He can see through what people are saying to hear what they mean...especially with teenagers! The kids all love to hang with him since he is soooo much fun, always thinking up some new way to play a game, ride a bike, trike, skateboard or scooter. He builds ramps for them to fly off of, has become the go-to guy when the neighborhood kids' bikes break and is the first one to suggest a rousing game of hide and seek tag at the park...plus he does the BEST underdog pushes on the swings!! He is a 'green' fellow too, and has been since before being green was 'IN'...Dan is the best re-user of materials that I have ever met...he can take things that people are tossing and look useless to me and in no time at all, it's a new cabinet, ramp, fence, car part, weight bench, doodad or whatchamacallit that you've ever seen! He helps me make my homemade detergent, admires my bread baking skills (I've got MAD bread skillz) and gives other people 'green' tips from what we've learned together about being healthier, greener and more cost efficient. He has been such a good sport about practically having 3 wives...LOL! He just grins and helps whoever needs him and keeps on going! When I'm at the END of my homeschooling rope with the boys, having trouble getting the 'light' to come on, he is there to explain it in a way I never thought of so that they get it. He knows when I'm having an off day to send me to my room to call a buddy or tells me to go get a coffee and take a break...*sigh* He's practically McDreamy...LOL! Don't get me wrong, I know that he has flaws, faults and difficulties, but it sure is nice to be able to go on and on about how wonderful he is....2 years ago, I probably couldn't have come up with 2 things...that is sooo embarrassing! The Lord has been so much better to me than I really deserve, and I'm grateful! I'm gonna go hug my special hubby right now! Who should go next?? This is fun...see you tomorrow!!

~K~

2 comments:

karenbalding said...

I have to agree with you about your "Main Man, Dan". I have come to respect and admire him over the past almost two years you guys have been here. He's ALWAYS ready to lend a hand! He is a terrific sport about having 3 "wives", I am a LUCKY beneficiary of that particular attitude! AND I am SO grateful for that! He is always a champion of the kids (the teens especially). He is also very, VERY funny. I am so glad that he's my "brother" Dan. He and you make a wonderful couple, and your family is great. It's SOOOO WONDERFUL having you all here. It has been very good for Tyler and I. Love, your Sister-Girl!

Hope Rowell said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful man there! Don't let him ever get away! I"m so glad you are so in love with your hubby that is really hard to find nowadays.

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