Let's chat about my husband .

There's this guy in my life and he's a big deal. And, today, I'm going to tell you about him. Several months after we met, he moved across the country to live with my parents so that we could date locally instead of long-distance. That's love right there, wink! Several weeks later, he'd tell me he loved me for the first time, as I laid in a hospital bed flying high as a kite on morphine. A few weeks later, he'd propose, in the best way, in San Francisco. On our wedding day, he sang this song to me, in front of everyone at our reception. 

He carried me over the doorstep of our first home. He bought me treats when I finally reached the oh-so-happy-and-feeling-better second trimester of my first pregnancy. He stayed up with me for every single nighttime feeding with Graeme-bear. He hid notes in my suitcase when Graeme and I were away for the first time on a trip.For my 30th birthday, he had cupcakes flown in from Georgetown Cupcake, our favorite hole-in-the-wall turned food-network-favorite treatery on the east coast. For that same birthday, he emailed several friends and family members and asked them to write special notes for me to open on the morning of my birthday. (Yes, I cried. Especially reading my mom's and my sister's.) If he gets home late from work, he doesn't eat until he's played with his boys and tucked them in to bed. 



And, at times like last night, when he arrived home forty-five minutes after I thought he would, and he hadn't answered three calls, and I missed the text he had sent that told me he was okay, and I was crying because I literally thought he was dead on the side of the road somewhere!, I'm again reminded that I love this man very, very much and would be so entirely lost without him.



And so, last Saturday, when my husband asked if we would go with him into Portland to pick up some green beans, for the first time, for his new hobby of coffee roasting, I was ever so glad to say yes. A big, hearty yes to this love of mine who puts endless trips to the zoo and thrift stores and so on and so forth before his own wants and likes. I am so completely thrilled for him and his new venture. And, who knows? Maybe I'll become a coffee drinker when it's all said and done. (smile)

Here's to hundreds of delicious home-brewed cups of coffee that I hope to show and tell sometime soon. But, more than that, here's to my husband, the best guy, the incredibly kind, old soul that I am so thankful to be walking with through life.

20 comments:

  1. This is so sweet! Thank you for sharing...makes me tear up, bc I feel the same about my mr. You two are so blessed to have each other!!

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    1. Sarah,
      Thank you so much for writing. I often think, as I see your IG pictures, that you and your husband are so sweet to each other. We are both blessed gals!

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    1. I'm telling you, he really, really is! : )

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  3. Beautiful. Love this one, Sarah. So much.

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    1. Shanna,
      Thank you. And thank you for talking about it on facebook. I need to email you, but the short of it is that I've discovered none of my posts are showing up on other's walls! So, it looks like I've been rather ignorant of other people's kindnesses, even though I really, truly am not! : (

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  4. So very sweet. How thankful I am to God for my wonderful husband too! I do the same thing when I don't hear from him. So scary. Glad those times of panic have been few!

    How exciting for Steve! I worked at Starbucks for awhile and had a former coworker roast his own beans. He absolutely loved doing it and his coffee was delicious. He may win you over yet, though chai is pretty hard to beat! :)

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    1. Beth,
      I know! I'm halfway scared that I'm going to actually give up chai : ) Yes, I am so excited for him too. He's never really had time for a hobby, but God has us in a period of 'rest', per se, and we're putting it to good use. (I hope!)

      p.s. I too am glad that the panic situations have been few and far between. Last night's was due to heavy traffic and a dinner stop.

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  5. Can I just say...as a someone who is raising three daughters...I want my girls to find a boy who has been raised by a man like that someday. I don't care how much he has in his bank account...you are a rich, RICH woman to have found such a man.

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    1. I know. I *know*. You hit it dead on. I feel so blessed and I'm so thankful. Would you believe that my husband actually came from a home with little fatherly influence? God is good!

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  6. Such a sweet post; you have such a gift with words. What a fun hobby!

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy! : ) Yes, I'm looking forward to taking many pictures-- and I know you can relate!

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  7. Love this. I have moments of panic like that too...it's awful!

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    1. Ruthy Ann,
      Thank you so much for visiting here! Oh! I was so glad when I finally saw his "Yes, I'm okay. Just sitting in traffic" text!

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  8. Sarah,

    This is beautiful! I am so thankful for our sons-in-law! God has been so good and faithful to give us such sweet guys. Yay! for Steve! We love you, Stephen!

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    1. Mom,
      Thank you! Yes, yay for Steve is right : )

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  9. My goodness what a sweet post, and with such an exciting end! I hope that your field trip is fun - sounds like you make a great team :)

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  10. Maggy,
    Thank you so much for your sweet, kind words here! We had a lot of fun on our little field trip despite the rain that day : ) Now we look forward to roasting the beans! I just want to say how incredible it is to me that you and your husband moved to Israel. Israel! Looking forward to keeping up with you : )

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