|The day Randy met Susan, Erin, and Ashlee|
I loved Randy for so many reasons. He is smart and always looking to learn something new. He's adventurous, glad to explore new places. He had values that I agreed with. He got along with my friends and family. He was funny. Mostly, he was a great companion and I knew that I wanted to love him more and more. I knew that I wanted our lives to continue to grow together. (By the way, his friends thought I was crazy for wanting to marry him, but they agreed that it was a good idea for him).
Our families approved of our wedding. I'm not sure why. I very rarely took a boy home to meet my family. Maybe they thought I was crazy but they could not talk me out of it. They did not try and talk me out of it. They actually seemed to like him, or at least think he wasn't a terrible person. I'm pretty sure my dad had someone run a background check on Randy to make sure he wasn't some terrible criminal in hiding. It was a whirlwind of activity. It still seems like we're in a whirlwind, but that is another story!
|Randy's girls, yes those are all bees|
Randy works hard for our family. He currently works 12 hours a day 3-4 days a week (depending on the week's rotation). He drives 35 minutes each way to get to his job in a factory to try and make ends meet for us. He does not love his job, but he does it out of love for his family. I hope that some day he will be able to get a job he loves (and is closer to home).
He is a faithful follower of Jesus. We all have struggles and he is open about those too. He wants us to raise our boys in a way that honors God. He participates in a fellowship with several of his male friends, and attends church with us on his Sundays off. He greatly misses the church fellowship on weeks that he has to work.
I am so thankful for Randy. God brought him in to my life at just the right time (although I wish sometimes that it had been much sooner). He is a great leader to our family, example to our boys, love to his wife.
Thank you Jesus.