Tuesday's Tribute: A True Gentleman

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).


Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.


  1. Wonderful tribute! He sounds like a great guy!

  2. You are a truly blessed lady. Not everyone can say they have a real Gentleman. I would jokingly say "well that's cause he's from the south", but I don't believe that. I believe it's because as you said he was raised by a Church family who believed in Manners and compasion. It's so sad that not everyone is raised like that anymore.
    You have a blessed day and thanks for letting us meet a true Gentleman.

  3. Oh. That made me cry.

    Does he have a brother? ;)

  4. I am so happy you two found each other. Ya'll fit together perfect. Awesome tribute to him. Glad he found a job that makes his heart sing.

  5. Good for your husband that he took a job he can be passionate about. That's the way to live! What a good man, how wise and kind. And he sure IS a handsome devil!!! He's got him some nice eyes, doesn't he?!!!

  6. What a wonderful man! Perfect for an amazing woman :)

  7. I loved this post! What a great tribute to your hubby. It's so wonderful when someone displays the manners and chivalry that should be abundant today, but unfortunately aren't.

    I can't beleive how self absorbed many people can be these days. My husband and I are trying so hard to teach good old fashioned manners and respect to our children, and it's so frustrating when they go to school everyday and are surrounded by children who aren't learning these same things.

  8. what a man, what a man...and i gotta say, tabitha, he's fine on the inside and out. he's got a good one in you too, girl!

  9. You are an inspiration. we should all write tributes to our husbands. I think you have a wonderful book idea -here! Your little one is blessed to have such a daddy.

  10. Hi, Tabby!

    I have been reading your blog, a gift from our dear Maithri, and just wanted to let you know how pleased I feel each time I read.

    You are a wonderful, loving presence in the world. Thank you for all you do to share the Light with others.

    Love and Gratitude, Linda

  11. I love your hubby, too!

    I was just talking to my own daughter about this today.. I'd read a blog by a woman who lost her husband last September..and misses him terribly.. And would you believe I know people who have been married for years and they can't wait for the kids to leave for college so they can get a divorce?! Here I am, and never married single mom of a 15 year old.. praying for my right partner! The love of my life!! Someone To honor and cherish ME and my ideals .. like you cherish your hubby. That's an awesome story. You and your daughter are blessed to have seen him in action like that! GIVE HIM A HUG FOR ME! Say...ahh....does he have a brother?

  12. What a sweet guy. It's so good your daughter is seeing how sweet he is too.

  13. So happy that God has given you such a help mate for your soul :)


You bless me with your presence! Tabitha♥

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