07 November 2013

Thankfuls 1-7: My Knight

'Tis the season.  

Since I'm behind the 8-ball, I am grouping all my first seven Thankfuls of the month into one chunk, and appropriately so I might add.  Because frankly this Thankful was too big to fit into one day.  It definitely seeps over a full week.  

Thankfuls 1-7: Sir Buns Barrett.

No one knows me better than this man right here.  From day one, he has been my knight in shining armor.  Sitting here thinking about how true that is, gets me a little...a lot choked up.  Fasten your seat-belts ladies and gentlemen, you're in for a sappy ride:) The greatest kind! 

Characteristics of Sir Buns Barrett that make him the perfect knight for me:

Unconditional love:  I've always known that no matter WHAT, I could never lose his love.  I know by the way he treats me, looks at me, and loves me that he will never leave my side under any circumstances.  I can't even begin to express the security I feel from that knowledge.

Supporter:  When it gets down to the wire, Todd always pulls through.  Not once when I've vented about dreams, goals, insecurities, or concerns has he ever made me feel that what I had to say was unimportant.  Not once has he ever made me feel silly about what I had to say.  Not once has he shot down a goal or a dream.  Instead, he goes into this mode that makes me feel like I have the world at my fingertips...that I can accomplish anything.  He is seriously the best at making me feel empowered and that I have a purpose in this life.

Protector:  When I think of a knight in shining armor, I think of a man who protects the honor of women.  Someone who stands against any injustice.  Someone who fights for what is right.  This is probably one of the most wonderful qualities that I love about Todd.  He is my protector.  He treats all women with so much respect.  He can't stand when they're treated like an object or when they're reduced to think they have no self-worth.  He protects the virtue of women, and I couldn't be more grateful for that quality.  It is woven into the very essence of who he is, and it is truly inspiring.

Strength:  His shoulders are broad and strong.  He can carry any burden I carry his way.  His moral and spiritual strength is like nothing I've ever known.  I love his strength in Christ.  His strong faith.  His desire to be better and do better.  He has a spiritual strength that enriches my life and makes me want to be a better person.  The best part about it is that if you ever tried to tell him this, he would deny it.  He is so humble.  But I'm his wife, so I get to brag!;)

Shield and Defender:  This ties in with protector, but I never have to question if Todd has my back.  If someone hurts my feelings or if I have to stand for something that someone doesn't agree with, Todd is always at the ready to handle the problem for me.  I literally have to hold him off and convince him to let me handle the problem myself.  He can't bear to see me hurting.  He just wants to fix all my problems!  But he always listens, and lets me fight my own battles.  Just knowing he is on my side though, gives me such confidence!

There is so much more to that man than I can even list off here on the blog, but my love for him is bursting at the seems.  I can't help it!  I get to brag right? It's my blog?:)  He is my absolute best friend, and I know with him by my side we can get through anything life has to throw our way.  

Thank you for your unconditional love babe.  You will be an amazing daddy to our little girl.  Not only are you my knight in shining armor, but I know you will be hers too.  You'll have your girls wrapped around your finger, and you'll be wrapped around theirs.  I can't wait to see this in action.  Thank you for being the amazing man that you are...and for being mine.  "Only you can love me this way."

Who is your knight in shining armor?  It might be a husband, your grandfather, your dad, your boyfriend, your best friend, your brother or uncle...whoever it is, let them know how much you love them and how much they mean to you!  It will make their day!


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