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Why I Love This Man

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Few men look completely comfortable with sticky limbs belonging to squirming youths draped all over them. Even fewer men will happily spend four consecutive hours in a swimming pool with three children while patiently throwing them off his shoulders or taxiing them around while they blow bubbles and kick their feet. He’s rare. He’s wonderful. And I never forget that.
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Sam, Abby, and Josh

For reasons that only a child could possibly understand, my husband is the ideal jungle gym, diving board, and swing set. One would think that upon looking at his tattoos, muscles, and hearing his deep voice that children might be intimidated by him. I have never seen that happen. Instead, they flock to him and after long hours of play will curl up in his arms or prop up against him and sleep. Perhaps they sense that he genuinely enjoys spending time with them. His expectations of them are clear and his rules are fair. Is it any wonder that I can’t wait to raise little ones with this man? Who would have ever guessed that a Ranger could be cuddly?

NOTE: The picture with the kids and Josh was taken after they were told it was time leave. Would you look at the expression on Sam and Abby’s faces? Wow!

  • YDavis - Oh they sure weren’t happy to hear that it’s time to leave.ReplyCancel

  • Valarie Lea - Y’all are gonna be some awesome parents and right now there are some kids out there waiting to have that. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kath - Hope for you two it is some day soon!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tia Julie - He gets his love of children from his aunt Julie and his great great grandmother Julia (who was blessed with 10 children). I love this post!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri - Josh sounds like an all around wonderful man and I am so glad you two have each other. The expressions are priceless! He will be a role model like no other for your future Razors; just like you will be.

    P.S. Can I just add that Josh has some nice pipes and I love his tattoos? **running off quickly**ReplyCancel

  • Holly the Knitter - Abby’s sitting still and not climbing on the back of the couch. He has a gift!ReplyCancel

  • Robbyn - Hey, I love the new site!!! Help me out here…it’s so sophisticated I don’t know what button to click on to just read the most recent post without having to choose a category…spell it out for the dumb kid here 😉 I loved seeing this post with the kid-draped hubby!ReplyCancel

  • CrossView - I love those “tough guys”. LOL!

    I have one and I’ve yet to find a child that can’t read right through the exterior… *swoon*ReplyCancel

  • Ann - Yep, I think you should keep him. 🙂

    He’s going to be the best Dad EVER. Are you sure you guys just don’t want to adopt ME ME ME???? What about ME?ReplyCancel

  • Jana - OH SIGH! I love Josh… and I can’t wait till you get your lil ones!!!!! I gotta tell you… you two are SUCH a good looking couple… Just a couple of hotties and sweet as pie too! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Lynnie - That’s so sweet! I agree with everyone above: you are both going to be such great parents!

    One of the things that first attracted me to my husband was that kids loved him! I was teaching First Grade at the time and the kids when go nuts when he visited. It goes without saying that our daughters adore him, but so do their friends. They flock around to watch him use the drill, hammer, etc. It’s so nice for kids to see that men can be nurturing. IReplyCancel

  • Applie - How sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - See! This just shows what wonderful parents you will be! Love abounds in your household!
    Now, July 30 post…did I miss something? I’m still trying to figure out how to naivgate your new site…are you going ahead on trying for those 4 beautiful kids?ReplyCancel

  • mojavi at Simple Things - Thanks so much for your kind words on my site!

    I myself was adopted at an older age. After reading your sight it is clear you are going to make some family of siblings dreams come ture! All most foster/adopted kids want is someone to love them unconditionally forever, and to call mom and dad.

    I look forward to reading your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Fishing Guy - Lacy: A great post and it’s wonderful that hubby takes the time with the kids. It will be a positive as the kids get older.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - Good Morning! I’m visiting from St. Fairsted Farm’s blog. Your husband sounds like a great guy! You two will make great parents when the time comes! Good luck with your adoption journey!ReplyCancel

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