Front Row Seat

My husband, he just knows how to live life. Very, very well.

My husband, he is just an ordinary man who lives loudly when necessary, quietly most of the time. Day in and day out, he chooses love. While living, working, laughing, breathing, being.

And I have been given a front-row seat to watch him do it.

My husband, he lives with no pretenses, through all the good, the bad and the very bad. He laughs loud, enjoys the moments with no guilt, smiles at children, and reaches out to the hurting. This is how he breathes.

And when I lose my footing and feel like I am drowning, and I don’t know where to turn and don’t even know how to explain how I feel, he takes me by the hand and makes me go out on the rock there where the Maine ocean starts, and he tells me to sit down and drink in the sunset.

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And then he goes to work and simply works, day in and day out. And he seeks no praise but the pleasure of obeying His God. Of knowing God’s pleasure.

And when life swallows me and I forget to breathe, he simply makes me stop and wraps himself around me. And he reminds me of the God I serve. He tells me to just take the next step on the road. Just one step. And his words, they make sense to my anxious heart, and they have a way of settling me.

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I am a blessed woman.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

one-thousand7#816A time in Maine with my hubby  

#817 Sharing a vacation with friends

#818 Godly control in my eating 

#819 Finding the perfect Christmas gift for someone I love 

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 HomeSDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing HomePlay Dates with GodMonday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s StoryInto the WordIn and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, ExtraordinayLessons from IvyDenise in BloomSweet BlessingsFaith Filled Friday, Finding JoyWholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life



  1. I think God has blessed us with similar-gifted husbands – how they allow us to grow tall and strong next to them by providing us with the shade of their love when we so need it. Beautiful! Beautiful! tribute to your husband – and to marriage!


  2. Barbara –
    You are a blessed woman! What blessing we enjoy when marriage works in the manner intended by our God. I LOVED reading this. I especially liked how he takes you to the rock that starts the Maine ocean. This morning it brought to mind the Scripture, “From the ends of the earth I call to you. I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” (Ps. 61: 2). I join you in gratitude this morning as well, for the husband that God has given me.


  3. Tu as bien de la chance… mais surtout cette capacité de t’en rendre compte ! je vous embrasse, toi et ton “husband”


  4. As I crawl into bed at night (usually late) I view my husband and breathe a thank you prayer for him to my Lord. Your tribute to your husband was encouraging and I could see the love bouncing back from each of you to the other one. Thank you for sharing at “Tell Me a Story.”


  5. Wow! Sounds like you are married to a wonderful person. What a nice tribute – we could all use someone like this in our lives. This is actually an inspiration to want to be that person to someone else as well! Thanks for inspiring me.


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