Today, I feel a debt of gratitude to the man I married. in 2 Nephi 1:21, it says " arise from the dust, my sons, and be men." Elder Christopherson gave a talk in General Conference (October 2006) entitled "Let Us Be Men" where he spoke about righteous manliness (for lack of a better phrase). So much of what I have, what I am grateful for, I have because of my husband. He is a good man. Recently, I have had that fact brought to my attention again and again and again.
I can't thank God enough for my Mark. He is so dependable, you can set your watch by him. Of all the things I worry/stress/obsess about, he is not one of them, because he is so loyal and reliable. I can't take the credit for being much of a good influence on him. It's quite the opposite, I am afraid. He helps and lifts and serves everyone around him. He encourages everyone to be the best they can be. At the end of a long day for both of us, he is the one who helps me calm down and relax and put things in perspective.
He is my steadfast knight in shining armor, cheerfully slaying my dragons. He faithfully stands behind me and cheers me on in whatever crazy idea I've latched onto. He also stands behind me and rubs my shoulders...mmmm! If I were a cat, I would purr. He takes such good care of me. And my kids are so, so lucky to have this guy for their Daddy.
I am thankful for my husband.
What are you blessed with today?