This handsome devil is my hubby and today my tribute is to him. My hubby was raised by his Grandmother and then by his aunt Helen (who in my opinion did a hell of a job!). They are church people and believe in manners and compassion (woo hoo! I hit the jackpot!). Anyway, back to hubby.
I've seen his kindness and his manners in rare form MANY times, but I don't think our princess ever paid attention (typical kid). We went to Wal-Mart a few nights ago and as we were parking the car there was an elderly couple trying to get in their car. The wife was trying desperately to assist her hubby, but she couldn't really help him. Hubby gets out of the car, walks over and offers his assistance. He gently helped the older guy into his car. He lifted each leg for the man so tenderly, then he buckled him in for safety. The wife was deeply grateful and I think a bit shocked (they had been there for 20 minutes before we pulled up and no one offered them help!)
Hubby returns to our car to a beaming wifey and a crying princess. She was SO moved by her daddy's actions. He said to her "you see me help mom all the time" and she replied (while still crying) "but that's just mommy!" Well Good Grief is what I said. :)
For 6 years before Hurricane Katrina hubby was in a job with excellent pay, but no passion. The job he was offered an accepted with a loud "Hell yes!" in 05 allows him daily to transport the elderly to their doctor's appointments. He loves talking with them and helping them. This job allows him to be the man he truly is.
He's caring, considerate, kind, compassionate and thanks to The Father he's Mine!! I'm SO grateful my daughter will seek his qualities in her future mate (when that day comes).