Friday, March 27, 2009

Call the Police, There's Been a Blog-Jacking

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?

Stupid question.



mholgate said...

Hey, after that sweet post, I'll bet she'll let you blog-jack her blog anytime! :)

Thanks for the insight, and the reminder at the end. I'll be on the lookout for some way to bless my husband this weekend...just because I love him so much! :)

Go easy on him Katherine! He meant well and your blog was returned to you safely! :)


Makila said...

Lovely to "meet" you Dennis. Thank you for sharing your heart!

Sherri@NoiseOverload said...


There is no way you'll get in trouble after that wonderful post!

And while we are sneaking around behind Katherine's back . . .

KATHERINE HAS A BIRTHDAY in just a few days! I'll leave the exact date a mystery for privacy's sake.


Anonymous said...

A great reminder to us all how we should lovingly and unselfishly serve our spouses on a daily basis. God has clearly blessed your relationship and your family for this approach to life. Good job, Dennis(and Katherine).

Melanie B in OR

Emily said...


se7en said...

That is just wonderful... but I'd seek revenge you if you were mine!

Laura said...

Katherine - you're a lucky girl! Congrats on your new part time whatever it is! And Dennis, thanks for the reminder about it being no strings attached. We all get caught up in the day to day and forget sometimes. I'll think of some way to make is day happy today!

Rachel Anne said...

Dennis, you are so baaaad! But I'll bet Katherine will forgive you after your sweet words.

Any guy that says his heart still goes BAM after 24 years gets a "get out of the dog house free" pass from his wife! :)

Katherine and I were just talking about how fast the time has flown...from when we were kids learning to play house as young married people, to where we are today. Not that we've "made it," right? But living with and loving the same person, making a life together....what a gift.

Thanks for the fun read, and next time you feel like committing a blog felony, you know my blog URL. In fact, your challenge today was just a little bit like a "Small Thing!" :)

Katrina said...

This is, quite possibly, the sweetest post ever.

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Thanks for the really nice comments (everybody!) - just thought I'd give you a quick update since Kath decided to work again today -

As you can expect, Kath was super-sweet. I didn't have to sleep on the couch! And, since the house was a complete wreck by the time she got home, I think the post managed to buy me a bit of grace ;)

Sherri - thanks for the bday reminder! It's not that I's just that...since you know me pretty well, you probably know that I can't be reminded enough about important dates (yep, I'm Mr. Forgetful). Thankfully, I'm still batting .1000 on birthdays.

Rach - am I still scheduled to write your feature post on April Fool's Day? hah

Thanks again - it's been fun being stealthy with you. Let's do it again soon! : )


Laura said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to hear all about your job Katherine :)

Sherri@NoiseOverload said...


I was telling Katherine's readers - not you! You, my friend, do NOT need reminders. Sorry for the misunderstanding!


Katherine@Raising Five said...

My, my, my the things that happen when I leave a crazy husband unattended! The temptation was just too great...he caved in to the pressure!!

There is just too much to tell about the insanity of the situation in a little comment box...suffice it to say, it includes shopping trips and a PUPPY. Will update y'all Monday!


Shauna said...

I am new here! What an awesome blog you have :) ♥ Hugs!

Cassandra said...

THat was the sweetest thing I've read in a sweet...I kind of bet she'll forgive you for hijacking her blog...thank the Lord for provision and family...

Jill said...

That was such a sweet post and I heard my husband through you. I am going to think of something sweet for him...hmmmm

Peapod Four said...

Beautiful post.

ps. My word verification to leave this comment is 'stole'. Struck me as funny since you stole onto her blog when she wasn't looking! : 0

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

One of the sweetest blogjacks I have ever seen.

This is SO sweet and something I think many more husbands should do. It feels good to KNOW your man loves and appreciates you and is willing to tell the whole wide world!!

Great job Dennis!