Friday, January 30, 2009

~ My Husband Rocks! ~ The moment I knew . . .

Good morning and happy Friday, everyone! :)

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Prompt/Theme for Friday, January 30, 2009
. . . the moment or the circumstances that led to you knowing that you were going to marry the man who became your husband . . .

I have posted this entire story here if you'd like to hear the whole thing, but I'll put an excerpt here:

Austin has an amazing sense of adventure, and he is very spontaneous! I remember one evening when we were in college, we were sitting in one of the common areas with Florence, a girl in our class who was from Honduras. We were chatting about our summer plans, and she said, "You should come visit me!" Thinking, I'm sure, that it was a rather remote chance that we would actually take her up on the offer. Austin loved the idea, and immediately went to his dorm room for his laptop computer. He started right away researching plane tickets and planning a way to make this dream trip a reality.

I believe that this was the moment that I knew without a doubt that I would spend the rest of my life with him. You see, I have always been a huge dreamer/planner . . . but they never really left the dreaming stage.

So, when Austin came up with one of these (seemingly) hairbrained ideas, and then made it happen, (Yes, we actually spent 14 days in Honduras the summer after our college graduation!) I was absolutely hooked!

This story is a great lead in to why my hubby rocks this week! In addition to being a supportive, hard-working, loving individual, he has decided that we are going on a fantabulous vacation in the month of March!!! I'm so excited I could bust!!! We don't have all the details nailed down yet, but I can say for sure that it is going to be tropical, and there is definitely a beach involved!!! More details as they become available!


Just in case you missed the challenges from yesterday:

This week I have three challenges for you. You can pick one, or do all three, or not do any of them. But these are going to be the things that I’m focusing on this week.

The first two kind of go hand in hand.

1. Be patient. As the Love Dare book puts it “Resolve to say nothing negative to your spouse.” Our words have the power to build up or tear down in an instant, and unfortunately the destructive possibility is much easier, and quicker than the re-constructive. Let’s be very careful with the tings we say to our spouses this week (well, always, but we’ll really focus on it this week).

2. Tell your hubby how much you appreciate him. I know that there have been weeks when I have gushed all over him on here, but I’m afraid what he has heard from me has been nagging and negativity. Don’t just tell the world how great your hubby is, be sure that you are building him up to his face, not just behind his back : )

and last, but not least

3. If you haven’t seen the movie Fireproof, or even if you have, have a date night this weekend and rent or buy a copy for yourselves! I cannot express how wonderful this movie is. Everyone who is married, or who may ever be married should see this movie! To hear an interview with the star, Kirk Cameron, click here!


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Hope you all have a wonderful Friday, and a fantastic weekend!


  1. I love your story! And how exciting a vacation! Whooo Hoooo! You are a blessed woman.

  2. Gosh...that was really theraputic...thanks for prompting me to share. It's rather lengthy and who knows who will read it...or if it was just more for ME. But thanks!

  3. Thanks for doing this, I think it's a great idea. I have decided to join in on MHR Fridays!

  4. That is AWESOME! I couldn't really share on my blog when I knew because I don't want to hurt my mom who might find out about it, but I can tell you that my mother used to be an alcholic and she was very manipulative and hurt me very much. When Jesse and I went to visit her when we were dating, things went bad and I was a mess. Jesse stood up and told her she would not talk to me anymore that way and we were leaving. He said some other things, but did it in a firm but respectful manner - he rescued me and no one had done that before. I fell in love and knew right then.


  5. This one did not come very easy for me:)

    We have not yet seen Fireproof. We are waiting for Valentine's Day! It is SO hard to wait! We are going to wait until the kids go to bed and snuggle up with some chinese food and watch it. ♥
    Oh - I also finally ordered from "from me tees". I ordered a my husband rocks shirt for myself and I plan to wear it on V Day - and I bought my husband a MWR shirt as a gift for V Day. I mentioned your blog! YAY!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. I love doing this, it's awesome. Thank you so much for helping me honor my husband every week. You challenge me to be a better wife.

  7. Great story, it is neat to read all the different ways people could tell they had "the one" Have a great weekend!

  8. I love reading how you knew he was the one. I knew my hubby was the one when we walked into a store and all of a sudden I pictured him old and gray. That and the quote, "Grow old along with me the best is yet to be." kinda made me realize I couldn't live w/o him.

  9. What a great story! And the upcoming vacation sounds like fun! What a great guy!

    Love the challenges too!! I just told my DH that I SOO appreciate all that he does every day for us!

  10. What a great guy you have!! Can't wait to hear about your tropical vacation! I'm so happy for you and only a teeny bit jealous! LOL!

    Here's my post for the week:

  11. Hey girl, just wanted to let you know that I tagged you on my blog. :)

  12. Hi again:) Just wanted to say that I have already received my refund for mentioning your blog to "from me tees". What a super deal! Every one of us on your blog roll should own a MHR shirt:)

    Thank you!

  13. Loved the story! How wonderful that you compliment each other so well! The prompts this week are also great!

  14. I really loved reading your story! I just now got mine up! Better late than never, I guess!


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