Friday, January 22, 2016

Blogging through the Alphabet...L is for LOVE

I was recently invited to participate in Blogging through the Alphabet. They are already on the letter "L", but I thought this would be a great way to really open myself up to some more subjects to write about.

I know it's not quite Valentine's Day yet, but this post, is all about L is for Love. It's not only going to be mushy, It's going to be dripping with sugar, and may in fact make your blood sugar go up just because it's so sweet. Just a warning.

This man. My love. My rock. My cheerleader. My husband. My everything.
He hates this picture, but my blog, and I love there.

My husband, A.J. is the picture of love. He loves unconditionally. He loves with his entire being. He loves with every fiber of his body. He works crazy long hours because he LOVES us. He puts up with a lot at his job just so that I can stay home with our kids and homeschool them. He's the best dad and now the best Pop!

Let me tell you a little of our story. I met him in 2001 when I had 3 children. I had a 6 year old, a 4 year old, and a newborn. I wasn't looking for a relationship AT ALL. I was a single mom just trying to figure out where I was supposed to go with my life now after failed relationships. I didn't want a man. I didn't want a relationship. I didn't want anything more than to just be left alone with my kids. I had moved into a little apartment with my kids until I could get on my feet and get us something more. I stayed to myself and really didn't talk to many of my neighbors. After I had been there a little while, his best friend and his wife happened to move into the apartment across from mine. I had seen A.J. several times just outside or coming and going to and from their house. Sometimes I would be outside and we would smile, but that was about it. After I had met his friends, it didn't take long before I had met him.  He seemed nice, but I wasn't looking for anything. Apparently God had different plans. A.J. would come over just to say hi and ask how we were doing.  He would play games with us, and my kids loved him. They probably knew I loved him before I knew I did. We had become great friends, and it didn't take long after that before I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I loved him. I was so mad at myself at first for falling so hard for him. This was about me and my kids at this time in my life. I didn't want a relationship. I wanted to be alone. God knew that A.J. was my soul mate...and at that time MY plan didn't matter any longer. God's plan always comes out on top.

We have had our ups and down. Our marriage hasn't been perfect. BUT, in the end our marriage has become stronger than you could imagine. Our obstacles have just added another link in our chain. He is the best daddy. We have one child together, Gavin, but he loves the others so much. It doesn't matter to him if they are his by blood or not. I heard someone quote something the other day on t.v, and I thought this fits so much. I don't even know who was saying it so I can't give recognition, but he said, "Blood is thicker than water, but Love is thicker than blood." That right there sums up my husband and his relationship with my older kids. They love each other and it doesn't matter one bit that they don't share blood. He loves them exactly the same as he does his own son. He doesn't even like to refer them any other way than his kids.

So, I just want to thank my sweet husband for everything he does for us. He is the most selfless person I know. If we want or need something, he goes out of his way to try and get it for us. He's nothing short of amazing and I am so thankful and blessed that he's mine. He is my soul mate, and my true LOVE.

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  1. Thanks for joining us this week and introducing us to the love of your life.