Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Hubs

I am feeling especially grateful for my husband today. I mean, it is his 26th Birthday! When did we get so OLD?!
Happy Birthday my sweet, sexy husband. I love you more than I ever thought I could love another person & I am so glad you were born.

In honor of his Birthday.. I figured I would tell you all why I love him so much.

We both grew up in a small town so he has a love for hunting and fishing. I am so thankful for this because our freezer is usually stocked with 100% lean Elk. Healthy+Yum. Isn't he the cutest hunter ever?! ;) I was going to show you the one with his elk.. but it's gross. I just couldn't do it.

Let me just quickly tell you about a hunt we went on recently. Yes, we. I like to go with him. Until he shoots something. Which happens every time. I am not sure why exactly I have not figured this out yet but it always ends with me sobbing.

Anywho, We were walking hiking our butts off through a flippin' forest in 20 degree weather while it was snowing. I fell down the hill a couple times and Nathan (I am literally laughing just thinking of it!) went to walk down a hill and somehow lost his balance then stopped himself by straddling a small tree. He claims it's because he refused to let go of his gun to save his life. Haha. Oh my.

He loves the Cowboys. Don't hate, so do I.

He studies the word of God like it's nobody's business. It is probably my favorite thing about him. He loves God so much that you can truly see it in the way he treats me and others. I will gladly come second to God because I know the impact God has on His life and how it effects who he is. 

He's a youth pastor. Second fav. thing :) He is so amazing with students and they LOVE him. Whenever He is teaching I am always hanging onto every word. It's not just because he's my husband, but because he allows the Holy Spirit to speak through him. Oh, and, whenever he's teaching.. I find him extremely attractive. Like, more than usual.. It's just so hot to me that he loves God and wants to tell the world about it. Any other Pastor's wives out there with me on this one? I mean, I can't be the only one, right??
He is HILARIOUS. Ok, mind you, he is NOT one of those crazy, typical youth pastors. He is actually pretty soft spoken and definitely not loud and outgoing. But when we are together, which is all day, I am laughing most of the time! We also do the weirdest things.. Seriously we are so weird when we are alone. We have silly nicknames and very odd inside jokes. Any other married couples like that?! It's normal.. right? ;)

He loves Zombie movies and TV shows. I don't like scary but I don't mind zombie stuff so it's cool.
He is good at everything. He's good at cooking, computer stuff, hunting, singing, playing instruments, (like the guitar and piano and bass and so much more.) It's really unfair.
He is so super handy I love it! He can fix anything and remodel a whole bunch of stuff.  He once took a wall down in our house, by himself, and put our wood floors in. He is a professional painter, even though he doesn't do it now, and he knows a ton about cars. He has a jeep that he's been working on for a while that's super old but also super neat.

He loves me. This might seem like the obvious one. I mean, we are married. But he loves me in a selfless, unconditional way. A type of love I have never experienced before. A love that truly helped me understand how loving God is. I've shared before that he let me go for a time. But he continued to love me and pray for me, waiting for me to see that he never planned on going anywhere. He has NEVER judged me for anything. He listens to me and encourages me to always do the right thing. He prays with me and for me. He studies with me. He answers all my Bible questions.There are many times I can't believe he even still loves me after the things I do or the things I say/think. He is the only one besides the Lord that I have poured my soul out to and he is so kind and gentle when I do.

It takes a lot to make him mad. He loves people in a way that I truly desire to do myself. He always looks for the reasons why they are acting a certain way instead of getting mad at them for said actions. He gives second chances like you wouldn't believe. My husband is truly living proof of what someone's life looks like when Jesus is their everything. The Lord shines through him and you can see His work in everything my husband does and says. 

This verse describes how I feel about him..  
"... When I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go..." Song of Solomon 3:4 

I love you PBNFH. There is so much more I could say about you. Being your wife will never get old. You're my favorite. I hope you have the BEST birthday. 



  1. I just love everything about this. Happy Birthday to him!! =)

  2. Happy Birthday to your hubby! This is such a sweet post. My husband teaches the 5th graders at our church so I completely relate to the increased attraction when he's teaching the Bible :) wow. 26?! I would never guess. But I'm sure you get that all the time :) (it's a compliment)

  3. so sweet.. and YES I am totally more drawn to my hubs when he is speaking TRUTH!

  4. This is such a sweet post! Happy birthday to your husband!

  5. Happy birthday to the hubs!!!

  6. I love this Jess! Glad that God made him for you.
    Also love that pic of the kissing behind the Bible. Adorable.

  7. SOOO Sweet!! I love that you love a hunter too. I have never had Elk before but I love deer. I also can relate my hubby is great at everything and anything he does....Sometimes I am like really why cant you be bad at something,HA.

    Hope he had a great birthday


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