You know I have been thinking a lot about my amazing husband. I can't even express how grateful I am to have such an amazing companion. I have these moments that I just find myself looking at him, wondering how I got so lucky. Time and time again I am reminded of one of his incredible traits, talents, virtues, and on and on. Don't get me wrong I usually know that he has that specific gift, I just am reminded how much I love him for who he is. Today I was reminded of his humility! Kris is amazing to me. He is confident, yet not pompous, arrogant, or self righteous at all, in fact he is the exact opposite of that. If I were him, and had his skills, intelligences, abilities and standard I would be a bit arrogant, or maybe more than a bit. He would never blow his own horn. Kris has a quite dignity about him, yet he is comical. Her are a few times in which I was amazed at him humility.
-I don't think we had been married long when I was looking at pictures at Kris's parents house. There was a picture of him and his parents and I think one other man in the picture. I asked him what it was and if it was a picture of him at graduation (with his doctorate) He told me yes, and then I asked why he was not in his cap and gown. It was only then that I found out that he had graduated with honors from one of the top schools in the country, and this was an honors dinner or something. K- Really how did I not know that?
-I can't tell you how many times he has come home form work early and I ask why he had gotten off early. It's only then that he tells me he has taken work off early to go and participate in a word service project. He never takes off work, he feels like he his loosing money and he sacrifices a day of work or a half a day of work to go and participate in a service project, with out the need of someone recognizing his good deed. In fact he would prefer it not be recognized.
-There have also been many times when he has gotten up early on Sunday mornings when it has snowed to go and shovel the walks at the church. He is never asked, but always is always willing to get up on a morning when he can maybe sleep in a half hour early, and gets up earlier than normal to get it done and get home to shower.
-Not that callings are really anything to brag about, but some feel the need to share exactly what calling they are serving in and where they have served to make a point of their importance. I don't think that Kris's family would have any idea that he was serving in the Elders quorum presidency had I not told them when he was called.
I could go on and on about this amazing man. I love him more and more everyday and am so thankful for the man he is and everything he teaches me. I wish I could open my heart and show you what was inside and how I truly feel about him. I feel lucky every day to have a husband and father for my children like him! I love you Kris!