Saturday, November 17, 2012

Giving thanks for my husband

The winner of the $10 Amazon gift card is Elizabeth. I have emailed you the code for the gift card. Congratulations, and thank you and all my readers for your support of this blog!

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I’m going to use this time before Thanksgiving to give thanks for some of the many blessings in my life.
Today I’m giving thanks for my husband.
Larry and I recently celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary. I am forever thankful that I married him.
Words that describe Larry include stalwart, dependable, honest, intelligent, trustworthy, generous, kind and capable.
He had a long career with state government, and he’s now enjoying retirement.
He’s been busy with some renovations to the house, and he’s doing a great job. He’s meticulous and creative in his work. When he’s come up against obstacles, I haven’t worried and I’ve told him not to worry, because I know he’s going to figure out the problem. And he always does.
Larry is smart and analytical. He is also very softhearted and kind. He loves the cats as much as I do and willingly and wonderfully shares in the care of them.
He is a quiet man, and when he speaks his mind, I listen, because I know he has given the subject a lot of thought.
Larry is very supportive of me in my struggles with OCD, depression and anxiety. He has willingly learned more about the disorders. He’s patient with me sometimes beyond measure. And he can make me laugh when I need to laugh.
He’s not perfect, as I’m not, but he’s my best friend and my beloved husband.

Who is one of the persons you are thankful for and why?

23 comments:

  1. What a precious tribute to your husband. He sounds just perfect for you! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.

    I am also thankful for my husband as he has been a rock for me through some terrible, terrible times. I am so grateful for his eternal optimism as it rubs off on me!

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    1. Sunny, thank you, I'm glad you have a supportive husband, too.

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  2. Thank you for the gift card!

    Thank you also for blogging, I get so much strength and support reading your blog.

    This is a beautiful tribute to Larry.

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    1. You're welcome, Elizabeth! :-) Thank you for your support.

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  3. Yay, Larry! And yay, you, for appreciating him so publicly in this way.

    I have a wonderful hubby, too. He wakes up every morning smiling and joking, no matter what has happened. His sunniness balances my intensity, and I am grateful every day for that. It took me a long time to find him, but he was worth the wait!

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    1. Thank you, Nadine. I'm glad that you found your husband--some things are worth waiting for!

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  4. Awww, Larry sounds wonderful, a real "Steady Eddie"! So glad he is in your life, Tina!

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  5. A truly beautiful tribute. You are very lucky to have each other.

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  6. A lovely, lovely post - I agree with Janet, you are both so very blessed to have each other.

    Let's see, I write a lot about my husband, so one of the other people I'm thankful for is my mom. She's the one who figured out I had OCD, and I love that I'm becoming more like her each year.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad that you have such a wise, supportive mom. And it's a great tribute to her that you want to be like her.

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  7. What a beautiful post - he sounds like such a wonderful mate. I'm so glad you two are together!

    And what a great idea for a post - I just might be snagging that idea ;0)

    Sending you many thoughts and a wish for a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda, and I hope your weekend has been wonderful too!

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  8. my girls top my list....can't imagine life without them in it. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. That's wonderful that you have your girls. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

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  9. You have a wonderful husband Tina!
    And I have to say mine is just as nice, I love him to bits.
    Has helped me and the boys through some terrible times and it's thanks to him that we are where we are today; a happy family!

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    1. Klaaske, I'm glad that you have such a wonderful husband and family. True blessings.

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  10. Having someone to support us is such a gift. I am glad you have that Tina.

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    1. Thank you, Behind the Smile, I feel blessed.

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  11. Well I'm thankful you have Larry's support!

    I'm thankful for my uncle. He gets me sometimes when no one else does. He's been a wonderful friend to have, even though we rarely see each other and have to settle for chatting on the phone once a week or so.

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    1. Lisa, thank you. And I'm glad you have such a friend in your uncle.

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  12. Nothing better than a loving, supportive spouse! Beautiful post/tribute; you and Larry are an inspiration!

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