Thursday, April 16, 2009

To the Man I Love

Tonight, as I was coming in the house from my tennis match, Will was going out to take out the trash. I went upstairs to my bedroom to undress and Will came into the closet and said, "Todd just called and he's at the Emergency Room, his dad just had a heart attack and died."
I thought he was joking.
And then I saw that look in Will's eyes, the tears on the brink.
Todd and Will are the best of friends. He's that guy that Will calls when he wants to go see a "guy" movie. The two of them go to every away Alabama football game and basketball tournaments. He's a great friend. My heart goes out to him tonight. He was so close to his parents...one of the "good" guys. Todd, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace to get through this storm.
The rest of this post is dedicated to this man, who I am so in love with. He is that guy. The one that a friend calls when he is grief-stricken in the emergency room and doesn't know where to turn. He is the guy you call when you're moving furniture and need another hand. He is the guy you call when you need assistance putting together a playground for your child. He is the guy you call when you need someone to take care of your dog when you go out of town for the week. He is the guy that will literally give you the shirt off your back, and then give you $50 to go buy a new one. That guy is the love of my life.



He is the most gentle, patient, loving, kind-hearted, humble, witty guy I know. He is disciplined and noble - never had a drink in his whole life - and was a KA for 4 years at Alabama - go figure? He is a friend to all - believers and non-believers - he truly walks the walk AND talks the talk - though very quietly and humbly.


He is the best father to our children I could ever ask for. He is a hard worker, both in the office and at home, an honest man. He loves our children to the point of nearly passing out any time he hears bad news about their health. REALLY. He is silly with them and patient with them, he's consistent in disciplining them and loving them twofold after the fact.



I could ask for nothing more. He is my soulmate. The one my heart longed for. He is a child of the Living God.
I love you, Will.




9 comments:

Darby said...

Oh Kellie, I'm so sorry! I will be praying for you... and your wonderful man!!!

Becky said...

i am so sorry for your friend (and your man!) i am so glad you have a man like him!!

Ford Family said...

Kellie, that was the sweetest post to your hubby!! WoW is all I can say about him hanging out with a bunch of ole' KA's and Selma boys and having such will power! Great catch you got girl!! :)

Ivy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. You will all be in my prayers. Those were the nicest things you wrote about your husband. I hope he reads them!

Katie said...

{tear}

Allyson said...

I'm so sorry for your friend and his family. We've had a situation like this this week with a friends father dying, and it's a real eye-opener about how quick things can change. I'm praying now for his family. It's so nice to have friends gather for support in a time of need. I know he appreciates what great friends you guys are, even more now.

I just wanted to tell you that even if you wouldn't have posted all those wonderful things about Will, that's exactly the type of person I envisioned him to be. You can just see it in his eyes and in his face - That's the light of Jesus shining through, my friend! I feel the same way about Matt. We are truly blessed women. There aren't many out there like them. I also feel like I have huge shoes to fill to raise my boys as wonderful as my sweet mother-in-law did Matt.

What a blessing that was to read!

Leigh Collins said...

Which Todd? Just checking to see if it's someone we know too.

LOOK WHO'S MARRIED!!!! said...

Hey.
Sorry about your friend. Life is so fragil, isn't it? I love the post about your husband. How did you guys meet? I think we need THAT story. And, Will..impressive that he survived 4 years of being a KA. A dry KA?? Who would have thought. =)

Love Being a Nonny said...

What a great tribute to your husband. He is blessed to have a wife who loves him well!

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!