Friday, January 23, 2009

My Husband Rocks!

I have multiple reasons Sound Man rocks this week, even though I'm getting to it late. I hope Katy Lin doesn't disown me. Check out her blog and see why she started this sweet thing called My Husband Rocks in the first place. She's got so many participants now I can't even count them all. Okay, on to the Rocks!

Right now, as I'm typing this, my husband is talking to our Golden Retriever. Why? Because he won't eat. The dog, not the husband. I have never in my life seen a dog, especially not a rescued dog, not scarf down food when given the chance. Yeah, well, I'd never met Jonathan yet. He is THE pickiest dog ever. Wait, no, because his brother Skip is just as picky. Why? You'd think that because someone lovingly took them in and saved them from a life of scavenging they'd eat whatever those loving people put in front of them. Which, in dog terms, is pretty dang good stuff. But no. So, my husband is patiently (or maybe not so much) standing in the kitchen, coaxing the dog to eat. I can tell you from experience it's exasperating. And we can't just leave his food out for him or Windi and Shadow will help themselves. I'm telling you, Sound Man would much rather be doing much more enjoyable activities.

Another reason he rocks this week is another lesson in patience. With me, no less. This week has been one more trial as far as homeschooling has gone. He has heard me gripe, complain, whine, cry, and that was just in the first five minutes of our first conversation Monday. The rest of the week was about the same. Yet he patiently calmed me down, chastised me when I needed it, disciplined our son as he saw fitting, and loved us both throughout. I know...I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that I couldn't homeschool without his support.

I could learn so much from his patience. Now, he gave up on the dog. I can't say I wouldn't have either. I guess he'll eat when he gets ready to. But I'm so glad he hasn't given up on me.

Thank you, My Sweet!


beccad said...

That is sweet and very patient. John always says he needs patience and what is God always giving him lessons in,none other than patience. What wonderful men we have. They know exactly what we need when we need it, well most of the time anyways, ha!!

Shannon said...

How sweet.

Susie Harris said...

He does rock !!! My sweetie hates my dog... he barks while we eat. I dont think thats a good reason to not like a dog but he does... sad I know~

The Pink Potpourri said...

patience is a very wonderful quality to have! i try to be more like my husband in that way every day!

Reborn said...

Yes patience is a virtue... that I don't have! Which, incidentally might be related to my lack of pets and children. lol...

I would like to improve in this area but I'm just not there yet!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

My dh talks to our dog too! He makes up the silliest names is quite endearing to me! cherry

kari and kijsa said...

He does rock!!
we are having a fun GIVEAWAY!!! this week!! Stop on by!!

kari & kijsa

Remodeling Guy said...


I saw you commented on my guest post at Nesting Place. Thanks! I needed a little encouragement!

I'm glad I came by, we homeschool our two boys and we have dogs, and I'm a I could identify!

I hope the dog started eating!

Remodeling Guy

Susie Harris said...

Hey girlfriend! How's it going? Are you ready for the big trip? Im getting there but still need to get a few things together. I really need to get my oil changed in my car, ugh! Dont you just hate doing stuff like that! Thats why God made man , right?
You have got me wanting to get together some friends and have a girls night playing board games... That is still on my mind .. your cute post how you are such a sweet player..oh and quiet too, hehe. I just cant wait to see ya there!