Thursday 7 February 2013

So God Made a Husband

God said "I need somebody willing to get up before the kids, turn on the coffee pot, study my Word, work all day, eat supper, pray with the family and then stay up past midnight laughing and talking with his wife." So God made a husband.

Photo by Renata Pollock Birth Photography
"I need somebody with arms strong enough to carry her over the threshold and yet gentle enough to hold her hand.  Somebody to call "just to say I love you", tame cantankerous toddlers, and when he comes home hungry, have to wait for lunch until his wife is done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon -- and mean it." So God made a husband.
God said "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a teething baby. And watch him sleep. And then rub his eyes and say 'Maybe I'll sleep tomorrow night.' I need somebody who can shape a childlock out of a rubber band, create gourmet breakfast from eggs and oatmeal, who can fix a picture frame with a paint stick and a two paper clips.  And who, winter, spring, summer, and fall will finish his fifty-hour week, then, pain'n from 'computer back,' put in another seventy-two hours investing in his family." So God made a husband.

God had to have somebody willing to speed to get to his in-laws on time and yet who will pull over twice an hour on a six-hour road trip so that his pregnant wife can use the ladies room. So God made a husband.

God said "I need somebody strong enough to carry groceries up two flights of stairs and open jars which just will not open, yet gentle enough to comfort a crying wife and rock a little baby to sleep, who will stop his mower for an hour to help finish icing the cupcakes for the birthday party." It had to be somebody who'd lead his family down the straight and narrow path, and not succomb to the temptations of the world. Somebody to love and listen and laugh, to sacrifice and encourage and watch and pray and talk and finish a hard week's work singing "Oh I was so incredibly happy, when someone said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord!'" on the ten-mile drive to church.

 "Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life 'doing what dad does.'" So God made a husband." 


  1. love this post, love your blog, love you! can't wait to see what else you'll have on this sweet little blog. :)

    lotsa love,


  2. Beautiful Stephanie, absolutely beautiful and so, so true! You have a wonderful God-given gift of words. Jackie

    1. Thank you, Jackie. We are so blessed to have husbands who seek to love us as Christ loves the church - it makes me want to shout it from the rooftops! :)