Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Today I am Thankful for My Hubby

Today I am thankful for my hubby!  Well every day I am thankful for him but today is extra...he is such a sweet man and loves me in many ways.

He told me this morning about my birthday present.  He got us a room at the Drury Suites on the Riverwalk in San Antonio for December 2nd & 3rd.  What a fun weekend to celebrate my birthday and our 36th anniversary (Dec. 20th that is!).  And the room has a private jacuzzi in it!!  Now how fun will that be.  He knows one of the things I miss being in the motor home is not being able to take long, relaxing bubble baths...now how sweet is that he got a jacuzzi just for us.  Bring on the bubble bath, candles and a glass of wine - yippee!!

I have thought about ways Ron shows his love for me...we have a couple of good deals.  If I do the cooking he does the clean up.  If I do the laundry he cleans up the motor home ~ you know stuff like cleaning the bathroom and sweeping...stuff that he knows are not my favorite things to do when it comes to cleaning.

When I have had rough night of sleep, he will let me sleep in if it is a weekend and till 7:30 a.m. if it is a work day (thank goodness we live only 25 feet from the office).  He is always willing to make me coffee or stop at McDonald's (no Starbucks or Woods here in D'Hanis) to pick me up an iced mocha.

Ron and I joke that he married me to get lower insurance rates and a pay raise (he was 20 and in the Air Force) and I married him to get away from home but the truth is that he wrote his dad a letter the day we met and told him he had met the girl he was going to marry.  I think it took me a couple of weeks to know I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.  And it has definitely been a journey.

We have had some real rough roads to climb and some great mountain top experiences together.  We have cried together and laughed together.  We have moved 34 times before moving into the motor home.  Some of those moves have been within the same apartment complex to across town to across the ocean and back.  And through it all he has been right along side of me.

We have faced some major medical hurdles and celebrated with some wonderful parties with friends and family.  We have been blessed with two wonderful son's and together we have parented through the good and the bad times.  We have celebrated many mile stones with our boys - birthday's, school achievements, girl friends and wives, and the birth of 4 wonderful grandchildren and mourned the loss of two grandbabies together.

Through all of our married life journey Ron has been my rock, my stronghold, encourager and even a pain in the rear at times but through it all we have walked together.  I am so thankful for a husband who loves me through thick and thin, the good and the bad, the fun and the sad.

Thank you Ron for your unselfish love for me!!  I love you 'mensly!  I love you more!!!

6 comments:

  1. You are very lucky to have had a good strong marriage. The other day Craig was out on a ledge doing something very dangerous. When he got in I gave him a big hug. I couldn't stop him from doing what he did, and he assured me he was safe, but I was so glad when he was off the ledge and in my arms.

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  2. That is so sweet! What a wonderful tribute to your husband. Careful with those bubbles in the Jacuzzi. I did that once and I thought I'd never get them out of the tub!! (It was fun though!)

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  3. 34 moves in 36 years of marriage? That must be some kind of record! Good thing now you can take your house with you when you move. ;)

    That Ron is quite a guy!

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  4. What a wonderful tribute to your husband! It makes me want to hug my "good guy" all the tighter. Your life and your marriage bless all of us. I never understand why people think that marriage and divorce affects only them...it has a profound effect on those around them. We are all stronger because of good, solid marriages. Thank you for your testimony of wedded bliss.
    ~Leslie
    PS Wonder if I can get a discount at the Drury Inn? :)

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  5. You're a lucky lady! What a wonderful gift to celebrate your birthday and anniversary!

    ~Cindy

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  6. Hey Ali...what fun y'all will have!!!The Riverwalk is so pretty with all the lights and the festive decorations!!

    Yes I noticed Ron cherish's you!! You are one lucky woman...and he is lucky to have a breath of sunshine everyday from you also!!
    Your love does show.

    Hugs and squeezes..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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