My Family Members, Part 6

Okie Dokie, so this is my last family member post. And last, but never least, is my darling husband, Jason.

Me and Jason this past November when he returned home from 6 weeks of pre-deployment training:
1. The first time I laid eyes on Jason, I knew.
2. From that first second on, I've always felt at home with him. The first thing he did when we met was hug me, and I knew I needed to feel his hugs for forever.
3. Jason has sacrificed at least 5 years of his life defending me, my family and the people of the USA by serving in the USMC. Probably all of you know, but in case I have a few that don't, he is currently serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
4. He made the decision from the first time we talked about marriage, that he would do everything in his power to make it to where I wouldn't have to work, he wanted to never learn to depend on 2 incomes, so that we would never miss it when we have children. We were both in agreement that I would stay home and raise and homeschool our kids.
5. He is such a sweet man, he would do anything to make me happy, and he does. One of his languages of love is gifts. Last Christmas, my present was my Jeep Grand Cherokee. He got this for me because he knew I wanted an SUV and more room for kids and a dog! He always makes sure my needs are met, and listens very closely (even when I don't think he does) to what I say and what I like.
6. He is the king of surprises, from bringing home flowers to picnics at the beach.
7. Jason accepted Jesus Christ into his heart at a younger age, but due to parents that were never involved in church, he drifted. Later in life (once we started dating), he came back to Christianity and his faith and love for God. Just before he left, he and my dad shared such a precious moment, and they prayed together, with Jason rededicating his life.
8. He is the leader of my household, and I respect him. He has earned my respect, and will always have it. He is so good to always consider my feelings before making final decisions and always includes me in them.
9. We have grown in our relationships with God together, he leads us in prayer before each meal that we share together and we share prayer and devotional time together at night.
10. Of course, I think that he is the most handsome man that I've ever met:)
11. From the start, he has fit into my family like he's always been here. He calls my parents mom and dad, and refers to Ashley and Alaina as his own sisters. The ease that he has always had around them was just one of the many reasons I knew he was my "one".
12. Jason is my handyman and mechanic. He knows about everything you can know about cars and electronics (since electronics is his job in the Marines). Now I know I said my dad was the fix it man, the bug squisher and all of that, but at our house, Jason is my fix it man, and my fearless creepy crawly eliminator. He is so smart, too. I have not had to take my car, and now my Jeep, to a mechanic since we met. He changes the oil, replaces the breaks, spark plugs, and whatever else goes awry. He even replaced my bumper on my mustang when it was rear-ended! He and my brother in law actually fixed a transmission on one of Jason's trucks! Ok, I know..now I'm bragging.
13. He is gentle. He is so aware of my feelings and emotions, and will hold me when I'm upset for hours if that's what I needed.
14. I have back problems, and never once has he complained about giving me back rubs when it starts acting up...which is pretty often.
15. He is super affectionate. He never ever forgets to give me a kiss goodbye (and hello) or end a phone conversation or letter with "I love you".
16. Jason is nice to everyone he meets. Mean is not in his vocabulary.
17. He didn't run when I had to start telling him about my health problems. He learned what he could from my mom and the rest from experience. I have been taken to the ER three times since we've been married and he's still there, sitting by my side every time. I even made the comment to him this last time that I loved him for sticking by me and that I knew I was a handful. His reply..."Yes you are, but I'm not going anywhere".
18. He is a natural athlete, I enjoy watching him try new things. I took him ice skating for the first time this past winter (I'd been before), and he outskated me...by far. I can't wait to see how he does with water skiing or snow skiing (both of which I'm pretty decent at, but I'm expecting him to be awesome...lol.)
19. Since he's been gone, he has called or written almost everyday. It would be easy for him not too, since that is what many of the other guys do, but he doesn't. He knows I worry about him and he does everything he can to keep in touch.
20. Even though we stay pretty busy, I could do nothing but sit around with him and still be happy. He still takes me on date nights every 2 weeks when we get paid, and we have our special rituals like movie and wing zone night. He loves my cooking, so most of the time, I cook, but he still gives me a break from it.
21. He will lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it, I can't tell you how many times our driveway has become an auto shop! Plus, he loves helping my dad around their house, he will even get up on the roof and clean the gutters for my dad.
22. OK, I'm going to wrap this up, but, just one more thing...Jason's arms are the safest place in the world for me, I love that he is my protector and when I said 'til death do us part, I meant it with all that I am.

If you get to read this one babe, I love you and I don't know what I would ever do without you. I am still counting the days.


Jason said...

hey babe i got on the computer to night to give your blog a quick looking at and it looks good i really like the posts i love you and keep up the good work and thank you for all the sweet comments baby i love you more then anything in this world. have a good day be safe love you sweetie

Trella said...

Very sweet post and had me in tears. I continue praying for him and you doing this time apart.

Tammy said...

This post completely touched my heart and I have tears in my eyes...
You both are so incredibly blessed!

Lori said...

Oh Christie what a wonderful, caring, sweet, loving, considerate husband you have.
You are so blessed to have each other. What a wonderful relationship you have.
You brought tears to my eyes with many of your comments.
I will remember to keep his safety in my prayers everyday.

Jennifer in MS said...

Just beautiful! I love hearing about that kind of precious relationship.

I love your new header too! I WISH I could figure this out on my blog! It's just too over my head!

Anonymous said...

Sniff...sniff. Oh how wonderfully sweet. I think you guys are just beautiful together. It sounds like you are truly meant to be. And his comment....sniff...sniff. Praying for his safe return to you!

Karen said...

Hi Jason!!!!
I love this post. So right on! This is Jason to a "T"
We miss you, hon.....

Karen said...

Sounds like you have a real gem of a husband! And he's a lucky guy to have YOU! You are both blessed:)

Tracy said...

What a loving husband you have! Isn't it wonderful to know that you are with the RIGHT one? I continue to pray for both you and Jason while you are apart!

Candy said...

Very sweet and special post. I loved reading it. Makes us all love Jason!!! :)
I am praying for you Jason!
Christie, your parents must be so proud of you as their daughter. I know I would be. Its nice that you write these special things about your family so they can read it and be reminded how you feel about them. You are a good daughter, sister, aunt and girlfriend...and friend.
I pray God continues to bless you more and more.

Ash said...

Jason is certainly one of a kind! I sure do miss him. And dish time
:( Love you darlin.

Kelli said...

You are truly blessed! What a wonderful post, so romantic!

Ruth said...

What an awesome tribute to your husband!! He sounds like an awesome guy. I can only imagine how hard it must be to be separated from him. "Thank you" isn't enough to say for what he is doing in Iraq...but THANK YOU! I will pray for his safety and quick return.

TO BECOME said...

He sounds like a real man and a wonderful man. I know because I have one of those for the last 45 years. May God bless each year and may you feel much much more when you have been married for 50 years. God bless you. Connie from Texas

Mrs. Anna T said...

This was the best in the series about your family. I enjoyed reading it so much! Your love for him shines through every word.

~ Amy ~ said...

Okay, that brought me to tears, especially seeing that Jason got to read it too. What a wonderful and loving relationship you both have. Sounds like God knew exactly what he was doing when he introduced you two.

Unknown said...

Awwww, Christie. This is so neat. I love reading his comments to you too. Just a great guy! He's a hero that is for sure.

Anonymous said...

Christie, that is real love. You are both so incredibly blessed to have eachother. How perfect that he got to read this post, too. God Bless you both!!!!!

Autumn said...

That post was so sweet!!! I bet you can't wait till he comes home! I'll pray that the time goes quickly for you.
Thanks for leaving me the nice comments on my blog. I like your music playlist, and thought it was pretty cool that you had the Rascal Flatts on there! They are pretty much my favorite band(besides the Beatles) I especially like the song you picked!

Gena said...

Oh my goodness. I am late in commenting, but I can only hope and pray that my daughters get to marry a man as special as this one is to you. You are truly blessed. I am so happy for you.

LadySnow said...

I just wanted to say that this is such a sweet post. It brought tears to my eyes. May God bless you!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome tribute to a wonderful husband. I've been married for 28 years and I can only say that you guys have a great start and the right foundation. Your man is on our prayers. Thank him for all he is doing for all of us. I know he needs to hear it!!
May you feel God's arms around both of you constantly.