That Crazy Man I Love {through good times and bad times}

Hubby and The Boy sleeping

When I married Hubby on October 6, 2007, I barely knew him. We had only dated about a month when I found out I was pregnant and four months after that, we found ourselves in a castle in front of all of our family and friends and taking vows that even we didn’t know if we could keep. One of those vows – in good times and bad – hit us this week and we are sticking it out together.

You might remember last week when I said that Hubby had some trouble at work. I didn’t go into much detail, and I won’t do it here either, but he stood up for himself and we think that ultimately hurt him in the long run. You see, Hubby was fired on Sunday as he went into work at 6am. It sucks, but it’s life, and I truly believe that Hubby was used as a fall guy. Sure, he gave them one small infraction that under normal circumstances would have been a write-up, but they used that to let him go.

The odd part of this whole situation is that almost exactly five years ago, we were in this situation, but the circumstances were quite different. I wrote about it in our family story, but the gist of it is that Hubby gave his employer a reason and they took it. Back then, our family was almost broken, or at least seriously bent (thanks, Pink!), and we almost didn’t survive. This time, I’m standing up with Hubby and we’re doing this together. I know him and love him so much more than I did five years ago. I loved him then, but I was in a different place and under different circumstances. Now I know that if we follow God, then He will provide for us.

So, maybe you’ll see a few more ads popping up around the site or you might see a few more sponsored posts here and there. Just know that I’m trying to provide for my family in the interim. Hubby already has some job prospects and my job is still great. I’ve picked up another campaign through Collective Bias as a Campaign Leader and things are great.

I know that Hubby reads these posts, in fact he looks forward to them, so this message is for him:

I love you no matter what and we are fine. You are a great husband and father to our boy. God will provide for us as long as we follow His will. We are good – through good times and bad. Love, Me.

Why I Love My Husband

{the never-ending list}

Now for more of my never-ending list

71. He provides. He provides entertainment, love, support, humor, and so much more for our family.

72. He doesn’t give up. He could have this week, but he didn’t.

73. He worries. Too much right now, but I can’t stop him.

74. He trusts God. More than me at times. I have to fake it until I make it…in a sense.

75. He is outside playing with our boy. While I’m writing and working, he is playing and entertaining our boy. He just does that so I can just do this. <3

Happy Wives Club

I’m building this never-ending list every Thursday (even though they moved the linky to Monday) with the Happy Wives Club. Sometimes, it will be mushy and sometimes it will be hilarious, but it will always be true.

Are you proud of your man? Tell me why!


  1. I love that you turned something that for many people could be disastrous into something wonderful You are creating a beautiful marriage day by day and it’s inspiring. Thank you

    • janet says:

      Thank you for saying that. Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to myself, but you coming by to say I’m “inspiring” makes writing this even more special and important to keep writing. Thank you.

  2. Ana says:

    I love the way your love is getting stronger over the years as you get to know what a good man your husband is. I hope your finances are back on track soon and your husband finds a job where he will be valued for his strengths and skills.

    • janet says:

      Some days can be a little more difficult than others, but the love is there and that is really what matters most. Thanks for stopping by to read about my love. 🙂

  3. My husband is the most loving and patient guy I know! I love him so much!!! He is a good provider and a very jolly person who loves God more than ever! 🙂

    Visiting you from the Happy Wives Club Link Up.

  4. Holly says:

    Oh, I SO FEEL you on this one! My husband lost his job about 3 years ago, and I recently lost mine.

    I know I don’t know you, but I am so proud of you (haha). You are so encouraging and positive. There were times when my husband was looking for work that I know I was too anxious/nagging/negative…and he stayed with me anyway. 🙂

    People said this when my husband first lost his job and I DID NOT believe them…but now I think it is true:

    You my find that this is the best thing that has ever happened to the two of you!

    When my husband lost his job, it allowed him to finish school, take two missions trips with our church, and start his own business. He is now making his own hours (for the most part) and is his own boss.

    None of that would have been possible had he not lost his job.

    Hugs and prayers to you guys…you will come out on top!

    • janet says:

      Holly, thank you for saying this and encouraging me. It has been two weeks now and it gets harder to be positive. But…we have seen how God’s hand is in this every step of the way and we see a new blessing every single day. I will have to update everyone this week of our blessings and link up next month. God is providing for us and we are giving Him all the glory!

  5. I like how you are standing by your husband and encouraging him in a time when you could really be adding stress to an already stressful situation. I am adding you to my prayers, because I know God to be a provider who always opens a new door when one closes. Sometimes He is using circumstances that look crummy to bless us with better. I have faith that He will bless your family. I have a real soft spot for good marriages. Great to meet you here today!

    Elizabeth T, Early Rise

    • janet says:

      Thank you, Elizabeth. God started providing the instant it happened and he has provided for us every day since then. We are blessed and I continue to be blessed by meeting new readers who come by to offer a prayer. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers!

  6. Gaby says:

    You’re so sweet! I hope everything gets better soon

  7. What a sweet post! Sorry about hubby’s job! Will pray for the Lord to provide a better one soon!

    • janet says:

      Thank you, Beth, we are choosing to make this a positive experience; however, I truly appreciate the prayers because we won’t survive too long without a second income!


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