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Thankful Thursday~on Friday Again!




It’s been a crazy busy week–and it’s going to get worse before it gets better!


But I didn’t want to miss this again this week.


What am I grateful for this week?


My precious husband!


I was 20 when we married, and while mature in some ways, I was definitely immature in many others.  My husband is 4 1/2 years older than me, but he was and is also much wiser than me!  I sweetly and jokingly refer to him as my "resident wise man"!  (And sometimes, "My resident wise guy"!   )


God certainly gave me the right man!  He has been so patient with me, loving me when it was probably easier to get mad at me, serving me when he was tired from working all day.   He has always been a good daddy, helping with the children, changing his share of diapers, playing with them, training them.  He is a wonderful provider and manages our finances quite well (which is a HUGE burden off of me!)


He gives me freedom to pursue my interests, within reason.  He supports me in many areas, one of the biggest in the past two years being my exercising and losing inches.  He helps me keep my focus when the measuring tape doesn’t show much or goes the wrong way!  He reminds me that in the overall journey, I am moving in the right direction!


And he loved me even when I was 7 sizes bigger and NEVER said a disparaging word to me (and he is Mr. High Metabolism Skinny Beanpole!)  


He has held me as I cried as we lost 14 of our precious blessings (and cried with me, too).   One of the tenderest memories I have of Noah Ross, our stillborn son born September 8, 1990, is him carrying the tiny casket to the gravesite.  He said that helped him to let go.  Not that he doesn’t miss having an 18 year old son now.


He held me up when I wanted to collapse at Noah’s funeral.  He held me as we waited out to see how our daughter who fell from the barn loft would do.


He held me when I cried at the slow loss of my dad.  And holds me now when I miss him.


The hardest, darkest hour of my life was when the love of my life was lying in an ER room, unconscious, me not knowing what would happen.   And being 8 1/2 months pregnant.


This time, he couldn’t be there to hold me up, to comfort me.


I learned to lean on my Heavenly Father during that time.  But it was hard.  So very hard.


Yes, I have gotten aggravated at him at times. And yes, even since the accident!


But in 26 years of marriage, we have never had a fight.  Not because we don’t face issues, but because he and I believe we’ve invested too much to hurt the spirit of our marriage having a fight about things we should be able to either defer to the other or work out in other ways.


That is more of a tribute to him than me as my personality would probably have NOT done well with someone else!!!


He is a sweet, gentle man, and I am so very grateful God has given him back to me. 


I love you, Dallas!



3 Responses to “Thankful Thursday~on Friday Again!”

  1. Yolanda says:

    I just want you to know I'm a homeschool mom of four and I love reading you site but never commented until now. I was so encouraged by your testimony about your marriage, and how you've never fought! What a beautiful heritage you are passing on to the next generation. The Lord has brought me far from my selfishness when we first married 14 yrs ago.But I desire to be soo much like Sarah and not only call my wonderful husband Lord but also submit my sometimes hard headed ness to him completely. Thank you for posting. by the way I wasnt sure but did I read that you both lost 14 children?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Trisch, this was so sweet! I hadn't been here in forever, and was just browsing back to see what you'd been writing. Had to stop and really read this one! :-) Thanks for reminding me of my own blessings! God is so good~


  3. Mama9blessings says:

    Thank you, Ronda! I do feel incredibly blessed! So much of the time we focus on all that needs changed (in us, in our husbands, in our children) that we don't appreciate the good things!

    And Yolanda, I must have missed your comment in the pre-fair rush! I don't know if you'll see this again, but yes, we've lost 14 precious little ones–13 miscarriages and our stillborn son. I often say we will have a BIG Homecoming party when we get to Heaven! ; )

    Blessings to you both!


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