O.K., not that Bob, my husband Bob. We just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary last week, and prompted by a post from A Proverbs 31 Wife, I thought I'd share some of the things I love about Bob.
#1. He's a great provider, even willing to work overtime when it becomes available.
#2. Bob is (almost) always in a good mood despite working crazy hours. I know if I kept the hours he did, I wouldn't be fit to live with.
#3. After working all night on his "day off", rather than going to bed, Bob picked up a sofa for his sister and brought it up to Lowell to be used on the set of a play she's going to be in. Not only was he sleep deprived but his truck had been in storage, which meant reinstating the insurance and putting the license plate back on. (He was going to have to do this anyway, but still...)
#4. Always willing to lend a helping hand, after just a few hours sleep Bob went to pick up and deliver a dresser our daughter had purchased while we were out that morning shopping at garage sales.
#5. A handyman at heart, he can build or fix just about anything. The dresser had a drawer in need of repair, so he brought the drawer home to mend it.
#6. I joke that if Bob was any more laid back, he'd be in a coma! But his flexibility really is a blessing. Our anniversary was actually on Tuesday, but I was so worn out from watching the grand babies (now 15 months and 2 months old!) I had to ask for a rain check.
#7. Ray Vander Laan is one of my favorite Bible teachers, but his lectures have been few and far between. I heard on the radio that he would be teaching this past Saturday and Bob willingly agreed this could be our date night. We were not disappointed!
#8. Bob is not critical. If I never cleaned the house again, I doubt he'd say anything. It would drive me insane, but it wouldn't bother him in the least. Good thing, because now that I'm watching babies four days a week, I'm not getting anything else done.
#9. More than once (ok, probably a lot more than once) I'll say, "I'll be there in a minute, I just need to finish this fill in the blank". It's never just a minute, but he's always patient with me.
#10 Bob is an amazing grandpa. He stops by to pick up the boys after work, then stays up to help me feed them breakfast.
#11. (I just can't stop at 10!) Bob has a sense of adventure and continues to move me out of my comfort zone and bring me along for the ride! He's the reason I ended up jumping off a cliff in Maui (and yes, I'd love to return to Maui; no, I never want to jump off anything ever again!) and how we managed to have a school in Kenya. (Yes, those are elephants in the background!)