Friday, December 12, 2008

My Husband Rocks ♥ Christmastime!

Today Katy Lin's "My Husband Rocks" is a Christmastime theme....and I have lots of amazing stories from the holidays. But I'm going to post the most recent, sweetest, kindest thing he's done....there are many, but this one melted me....

The past four years we've either been in transition of moving or had major "things" going on in our lives during the holidays. It's kept me from being the over top wannabe Mrs. Claus that I've always dreamed of being....lights on every inch of the house inside and out, baking 24/7, holiday decor plastered in every room, including the laundry room, music constantly playing my favorite songs....etc.....so on and so on.....give me time, money and opportunity, my holidays would look like that!

Well, this year we're actually "settled" for once! I love my home and especially my yard that houses at least 100 oak trees. There are many clusters in the front yard that are begging to be wrapped with lights....Oh, I could just picture the lights swirling around each trunk.....As we started to go through the boxes of holiday decorations we realized that all of our outdoor lights were not there....3 moves within a few years and somewhere they got lost. {GASP} boo-hoo-hoo! Yes, the lights were missing...I know, I know...shocking! Because I ♥ Christmas lights! I get all giddy and little-girl-like and it makes me want to bake fudge and drink cocoa. (I'm so easy....no sparkly diamonds...just lights and lots of them!)

Anyway, budgeting Christmas for 7 people and tyring to keep our holidays focused in the right direction, I decided that I wasn't going to beg and cry.....I could forgo this year with no outdoor lights and enjoy the many blessings I already have....so I let it go.

I was leaving early one weekend morning a week ago when I realized my husband was heading out of the driveway and off....hum...no idea where he was going....AND he didn't even say goodbye! Oh, well, I left with the kids and returned a few hours later. The rain had started and it was getting very cold. As I turned into the driveway, I could see my husband wading through the trunks of oak trees, with boxes of lights piled on the walkway, frantically wrapping every single little oak in our front yard. I stopped the car and (I know this sounds so babyish) but I actually teared up! I got out and he turned his head surprised to see me....we were standing in the rain as he kept wrapping but with a big smile. I walked over and just grabbed him and hugged him!! He kissed my head and said, "Babe, you're so easy...that's what I ♥ about you. Now grab some lights and let's get this baby lit up!" My older daughters took the little ones in the house and my husband and I finished wrapping all the trees.

When we were done it was dark, we did the whole plug-in ceremony with just the two of us standing there on the sidewalk....my heart just melted because he took the time to listen to me, he knows what I love, what I wished for, and somehow made it work within our budget....and stood in the pouring rain hanging Christmas lights just for me! He so ROCKS!

For more "My Husband Rocks" visit My Husband Rocks Blog Roll!

7 comments:

Debra said...

That is amazingly beautiful! Lights are one of my favorite things at Christmas!

Blessings to you today!

Katy Lin :) said...

how wonderful! :) i love it! i'm not sure why the blogroll is not updating today - i think it's a blogger hiccup - hopefully it'll get worked out soon! :)

Jen said...

AHHH!!!! I love it!!!! I teared up just reading it...Merry Christmas!!!

Peggy said...

How SWEET!! I LOVE lights too!

da Bergs said...

LOVE the pictures!!! How sweet!

Denise said...

okay crying again! Stop it!
We are doing one of your traditions this year 12 days of Christmas. I will try to post on your blog the poem I used...

Lisa said...

Awesome husband!! Isn't it great when they realize that it is the simple things that make us happy.
Thanks for the comment.

Lisa Q