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Multitude Monday – One thousand gifts

on May 30, 2011

It’s the day after the day that marked 12 years for us. 12 years ago we stood in front of all who loved us, who knew us, family, friends, all of them… we looked each other in the eye and pledged to spend the rest of our lives together. Through sickness and health, through good times and bad.

After 12 years married, and 19 as a couple, there have been good times, so many that it’s hard to count them all. There have been bad times, some that have faded over time, some that still occasionally feel sharp with remembrance. And yet, when I look at this man, this man who makes me laugh, who makes me cry, whose smile is the one I seek at the end of the day, and I am so very very thankful.

406. A man who has no qualms about wearing his precious baby in a pretty floral wrap.

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407. Who listens to his children, and is really interested in what they have to say. Even when they were very small.

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408. Who makes me smile when I’m playing around with a camera… has no worries about having his silly faces recorded for all to see.

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409. A man who shovels the front walk in classic Canadian winter gear. A touque, handmade of course, boots, a vest, and… shorts.

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410. the patented “Daddy hold”

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411. The way he still plays with me, just the way we did when we were teens.


412. When he snuggles the sick ones. Just to give me a break.

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413. His strength in taking care of us. Making sure that we spend the winter warm, regardless of the extra work that it makes for him.

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414. His absolute and undying love for our hooligans. Even when they’re being rotten.

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415. Now is the time for honesty. I really married him for his butt.

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I can’t even begin to count how thankful I am that God gave this man to me. That I get to spend my life with him. That he is standing beside me when I struggle, that he is the strong support in our family, the one who keeps us all together. He is a solid man, and I am glad for him.

Hunna? I’m still glad that it’s you.


3 responses to “Multitude Monday – One thousand gifts

  1. Tamara says:

    Awesome post! Visiting you from Ann’s hop. Have a blessed week! Tamara @ God’s Perfect Promises

  2. T :) says:

    Beautiful post, Jamie. Congratulations you two! You guys rock!
    T 🙂

  3. Beckie Evans says:

    wow…..beautiful Jamie…you are such a talented woman in so many ways….Here is to many more cherished years together…

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