Guest Post: (Dennis)
Please realize....I do know that Internet laws exist to prevent what I'm about to do. But I'm doing it anyway.
I understand that even higher powers than the FCC yield to unwritten rules about respecting your spouse's blog (say what?).
Go ahead. Throw me in Marriage-Jail. I'm doing it anyway. I'm hijacking Katherine's blog (there, I said it!).
Wow, that wasn't nearly as painful as I thought...hi everybody! I'm Dennis (Katherine's husband). Note, I didn't say "smart" husband. Yep, this just might land me in some kind of detention-thingy, but I figured it was worth the fun. I'm just really interested in seeing how long it takes Kath to realize that she's been compromised.
Now Rachel, if you happen to stumble upon this post today, there's no need to send any text messages to your lil' sister, right? Love ya!Oh yeah, back to the story - well, Kath's out today because she just started a part-time job. I'll let her give you the details, but, suffice it to say it's really cool and a really-really-really big God thing. Please say it with me, "Thank you, God!"
Realizing that Kath didn't take a part-time job just because she was running out of things to do during the day. Nope. Although she is amazing and gets more things accomplished before lunch than I do in an entire day, she's working to help us makes ends meet (it's been a difficult six months - understatement).
While I take a deep breath (whooooo), let me say this: yes, I am the luckiest man in the world. Because not only is Katherine the hardest working and most productive person I've ever met....she's also pretty. : ) (geez, I'm such a man, eh?!). Yep, I'm lucky. I'm blessed. And I can honestly say that, as we bear down on our 24th year of marriage (June 1st), it's gets better every year. And the "better" part has nothing to do with our 401k, or our checking account, or the kind of car we drive.
It works because we "work" at it - every day. And in doing the little things together (dishes - diapers - trash - yard work - laundry (well, not so much that one : ), we find time to talk - and pray. And those two things make all the difference in the world.
Except for one other thing.
We decided a long time ago that we'd love each other even when we didn't deserve to be loved. For me, that's most of the time, so you can obviously see who has to shoulder the majority of the work here, eh? But here's why it's so beautiful - there's no strings attached; no hidden agenda; no keeping count. We know we don't deserve it, and that's what makes it so special.
That's the kind of love that makes me remember how I felt 23 years ago when that beautiful, blue-eyed Norwegian girl made my heart go BAM!And it still does.
Now you know why I was willing to risk violating the rules associated with blog-etiquette: sometimes love makes you do crazy things. : )
Thanks for indulging me the opportunity to tell the world how much I love Katherine.
Now, let me ask you this? Is there anything you can do today for which your husband is highly undeserving? No hidden agenda? No strings attached?