Saturday, July 10, 2010

Best Thing




Yes, a lot of things have happened since I last posted. Namely April, May and June. And yes, a lot of things happened during those months, but I have been too tired, too lazy and quite simply too addicted to Netflix "watch instantly through the Wii" to post anything.

But all I want to post about right now is my husband.
The last two things posted on this blog were posted by him and they are both sweet things that melt my heart. And I don't let him know about this melting process as often as it happens. I am usually too busy harping on him about closing doors and coming home on time and not spacing out. I need to be nicer to him. But along with the mundane and sometimes frustrating business of everyday life, this heart melting stuff has been happening a lot lately and I wanted to pay tribute to him and let all of you know how incredibly lucky I feel.

I hope he doesn't mind me sharing this, but when we were dating and engaged we would often tell one another "best thing" when we were really happy. I'm pretty sure Kurt started it. I had it engraved on the inside of his wedding ring, because he truly is the best thing that ever happened to me. I thought I knew what that meant then, but I know so much more about the best things in life now. Being a wife. Being a mother. Having a loving family who makes you laugh and makes you toast and drives you crazy sometimes.

I feel like I had kind of a lot of dating experience before I got married. I dated some really great guys and some of them for a good long while. And I thought of marrying some of them, but it just never felt just right. Some of them are still my friends and I will care about them always. Some are amazing husbands and fathers now. But Kurt was the right person for me when he came into my life, and he is more the right person for me now.
I never really appreciated all that he is until I got sick.
After the heartache and the body aches began I realized that no one could care for me the way Kurt does. He is very quiet and calm and caring. He is one of the hardest workers I know. He works very hard at his job and sometimes does real estate on the side. He has a demanding church calling. He comes home and takes Felicity off my hands and usually takes her out to do something on Saturdays. He listens to my complaints and gets me socks and heats up my heat pack and gets me ice cream and medicine and whatever else I need. He gives so much service without ever expecting anything in return. And he NEVER complains. Seriously.
He also:
-gets up early and doesn't ever use the snooze button. Crazy person I know.
-reaches things that are way up high
-lets me talk him into eating out
-never leaves a mess or his clothes or towels on the floor
-never leaves anything in his pockets for me to find in the washer
-scrubs the tub and the toilet and vacuums
-gives Felicity her bath every night
-takes Felicity to fathers and sons. ha ha.
-keeps up with his sports online and doesn't complain that we don't have ESPN
-falls asleep the second his head hits the pillow
-writes beautiful love letters for me on holidays
-puts up with me and my sometimes uptight, bossy craziness.
-understands how much I need to spend time with my best friends ( that are girls) when they are in town.
-Is the ultimate greatest dad
-lets me spray him with sunscreen even though he hates it
-always fixes my spacing on my blog posts because it never does what I tell it. Like right now.

Kurt, I love you so much. I love you even though you don't like to go to movies by yourself, even when I try to force you. I know it's because you would rather go with me. You are sweet like that. I love you even though you make a goofy face in pictures 90% of the time.
Thank you for marrying me and for being my best friend (that is a boy). Thank you for working so hard for our family and for never complaining even though I am not the greatest housekeeper. I like to think of myself more as a homemaker. But really, you are the one that makes our house a home. Felicity and I love you more than computers can say. Thank you for your sweetness. I Love you and appreciate you more than you know.

11 comments:

Emily said...

Awesome sauce.

Julia Davis said...

That's so sweet, Kel. I am so glad you married the perfect person for you because you so deserve it. I wish I was around more to see you. I had to laugh at your wii netflix watching cause I have been slightly addicted too! Its the greatest invention ever! :)

Tammi said...

Kel, TRUST me...you are NOT bossy or uptight! You don't have it in you, girl. I'm so happy you found Kurt too. I've noticed what a great husband and daddy he is to you girls! And you're such a cute, sweet mom and wife. They are lucky to have you. I love you, cuz! Wish we could see more of each other.

Brandon, Christie, and Addie said...

I am so glad Kurt found you, you are a "best thing" for sure. Kurt has always been a really good person right to his core. I am lucky in the older brother department and could not ask for a better brother than Kurt. You both are a "best thing" for me. Your love, support, friendship, and help with Addie means so much to me. It is so good to live close to your family. love you guys lots!

Gwen said...

That wedding dress is so so cute.

ashley said...

kelli, kelli, kelli! why have i not looked at your blog in so long? i for got to put it on my google reader, but it's there now!

i love this post- so real and so sweet! sounds like kurt is an awesome man and husband!

i am really sorry to hear about scleroderma, you will me in my thoughts and prayers! love ya!

Courtney said...

Can I just tell you that you're rockin that wedding dress?! Wow. I'm happy that Kurt makes you happy. I love you.

Jana Neser said...

Kelli this made me cry. I love you so much and I love Kurt too! I am so happy you found such a great husband to love, adore and serve you so willingly. He is pretty great :) Although, I don't know about that whole "no snooze button" thing--crazy. Anyway, I love you guys! xoxo

Aaron and Jeanette Radmall said...

This was so sweet. I cried:) Aaron and I sure think you guys are great.

Pierce and Stacy said...

Um, Hi. I don't know you personally, but I know your husband. And I agree, he is a great person. He does put up with a lot of things at work, namely me, but he is a wonderful boss. You might not see him in his work-world as often as I do, but you'd be proud.

I just wanted to say that I think you and your family are great!

Jolene Huff said...

Your dress is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!