Thursday, November 13, 2008

What A Mighty Good Man

Today I find myself even more grateful for and in love with Phill. I'm grateful he's home, but today I'm just especially grateful that he's him. :)

At night after the babies are in bed, he sits down on the couch, pats the cushion next to him and says, "Come vedge. [Logical spelling borrowed from Q]" So we sit and watch TV or stare at each other and eat cookies and call to the children (one more time) "Go to sleep!" and talk about whatever is lately on our radar. And if I'm cold he lets me put my freezing cold toes in his big always-warm hands, or if my hands are cold I'm always allowed to tuck them into the front pocket of his sweatshirt.

Last night, before we were vedging, before the babies were in bed pretending to be asleep, he made cookies with the boys.

This morning as I got ready for my run I gasped dramatically and said, "I forgot to charge my iPod!" So I took Phill's, which isn't really the best for running (because his has the touch-screen and it's bigger). I wasn't too disappointed, and my run was fine, but not stellar. I came inside (from the wonderfully bracing cold) and Phill had to leave for work. I sat down at the computer and noticed that he had plugged my iPod in. Something small--but it made me glow with happiness.

And later on this morning, he left work for a while to come home and go with all of us to the book fair at Reed's school. After which we played all together at Reed's park before school started, sending Savvy down the slide with Reed so that her hair stood straight up from all the static and Reed could barely breathe for all the laughing. Phill was in uniform and a little boy said, "Are you a soldier? I saw another soldier once. But he was here
after school." :)

That's all. I'm just happy. Those four little things are making my eyes sparkle today.
Oh, I love my Phill.

12 comments:

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

It's the little things that say "I love you " best!

Keyona said...

Oh how nice it is to have a good man.

Suzanne said...

You have quite the catch, but then so does he :).

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Sounds like a "mighty good man" to me!

Lara said...

So thoughtful! Joel and I need to do more vedging after kids are abed.

Marie said...

So sweet, Rae. You have great way of writing about love. Whenever I try to write about how much I love Will I sound cheesy and corny. You never sound that way. :)

Bridget said...

Rachel your husband sounds so sweet! Your bond and connection gives me faith that my marriage will be just as happy with three little ones added into the mix! I'm so glad to keep in touch with you this way!

Abby Hanson said...

What a mighty good man indeed!! Now I've got the song running through my head..."What a man, what a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!"

I absolutely LOVE the picture of him making cookies with the kiddos!

chucknorris said...

man that's not fair. just wait till im in love then i'll know what you're talking about. but yeah phill's awesome! and you are too or he wouldn't've picked you for his wife.

Kate said...

The little things that they do just make the biggest difference. The times spent with the kids is the best. I love it and feel honored when little boys or girls come up to Mike and say are you a soldier. It is so cute. I bet you are enjoying him being home again.

Jenn said...

Everytime you talk about him it almost makes me cry, I can't say it enough, you two work so well together. You married the right person. Your marriage is one of the few things that gives me hope and lets me know what to look for. The picture of him making cookies with your babies gave me goosebumps.

Sarah said...

It's so nice to know the little things get taken care of too! You two are so cute!