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this man i love…

I was prompted to write about my man today because of all of the little gestures he makes on a regular basis that are the foundation for my respect and appreciation.

He is such a fascinating, wonderful combination of traits and I am so in love.

This morning, as I got ready for work and he was about to head out, I asked if he would mind grabbing a cup of orange juice for me. As always, he kindly complied and returned moments later. Only instead of presenting me with the expected juice glass, he held a wine glass filled with orange juice. He set it down in front of me, claiming that orange juice “just tastes better” in a better glass, kissed me, told me he loved me, and left for his work day.

To me, it is truly all of the simple things that he does that make him a romantic man. He doesn’t subject himself to the pressure to “do something romantic” on special days like Valentines Day, he just seems to naturally impress me in all kinds of small ways that collectively, make him such an incredible husband.

Orange juice in a wine glass on a random weekday morning is my version of romanticism.



I love you, sweetie 🙂

And you were right, the orange juice definitely tasted better this morning.

  • Heidi - October 9, 2007 - 10:48 am

    You guys are too cute!:)

  • Cami - October 9, 2007 - 11:48 am

    i love it! thanks for reminding me what a blessing a good husband is! richard–you are a gem!

  • Pix - October 9, 2007 - 12:19 pm

    You guys are such a great example. Jonathan and I look up to your relationship so much. Thanks for taking on that role in our lives. You do it effortlessly – the way it should be done. No fluff. No pomp and circumstance. Just you two. In love. Honoring God. I love you both. Richard, thank you for taking care of my precious sister. At first I couldn’t imagine her with anyone…now I can only imagine her with you. You are going to be such a great example of godly love to your daughter. I was so thankful for our own dad who showed us girls what it was like to be respectful, gentle and loving to a woman. Your daughter will be apprecitive of that in you someday too.

  • Lisa Hickman - October 9, 2007 - 12:47 pm

    I agree with everyone else! Love you both!

  • diana - October 11, 2007 - 8:25 am

    You guys are so hot!!! and cute! love it

  • Sarah Rhoads - October 22, 2007 - 8:14 pm

    Man I think Rich is a pretty cool cat… you must be a pretty cool cat to have married him. Sounds like you two have a great love story!

  • Mel - November 1, 2007 - 11:10 am

    What a beautiful picture…all of it…of the love of the Lord! He wants us to thoroughly enjoy the life he’s given us and people he’s put in it. I’m so happy for you both! You compliment each other in a way that no one else could. It’s so amazing to see and I can’t help but smile as I “watch” you two on here. It’s the great life! Keep enjoying it to the fullest! Can’t wait to see you as parents…unexplainable until you become one 🙂 You’ll both be GREAT!

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