August 14, 2012

Stan the man, Stan my man

You are looking at the angel of all husbands here. 
There is nothing he wouldn't do for me.
He is smart, talented and creative.
When I say smart...
I mean that he retains knowledge, details and facts.
He can figure out any problem
be it structural or design.
He can build anything.
He has a keen sense of intuition which always blows me away.
More often than not, he is right on the money.
He has the clever knack of discerning bullshit from reality.
He's pretty much a no nonsense kinda guy.
But...has the sense of humor of a comedian.
He has kept me laughing every single day of our marriage. 
Seriously, it is pretty much non stop shenanigans every day around here.
He knows everything there is to know about 
biking, hiking, backpacking, and survival skills.
He served as a United States Marines for 4 years and fought on the front lines of Desert Storm.
Oh, I almost forgot.
He is strong.
Like, really strong. 
I've seen this man lift a 15 foot palm tree by himself.
How he even got it into the truck by himself is an oddity in itself.
I'm telling you, he's an ox.
He has endurance like no other.
He can hike the highest mountain with ease.
He can bicycle the highest hill.
His lung capacity never fails to impress me.
Oh, he even has the most calmest heart rate I have ever heard.
When I lay my head on his chest and listen to his heart,
I wonder if it's ever going to beat again!
It's totally slow and steady and strong.
Mine is fast and hyper and no wonder I tucker out so fast.
Another thing, 
he is my rock.
Like, serious ROCK.
He is the calm in the storm.
Especially my storms.
He doesn't get frightened.
He doesn't get worried.
He can handle stress.
He can handle emotion.
He can manage problems.
He finds solutions.
Even hurricanes do not unravel him, I tell ya!
Thank God for him!
When I am sick, he is caring.
When I freak out, he is calming.
When I am worried, he is practical.
When I am scared, he is understanding.
There are some fun things as well.
He teases me, picks on me, and goofs with me.
I tease him, pick on him and goof with him.
This is all the fun kind of teasing and picking, mind you.
No mean stuff, just silly, goofy stuff that keeps us laughing!
Every day laughing!
He can't stay mad long even if he tries.
He is generally upbeat but in a calm way.
He has his grumpy moments.
He has his dorky moments.
He is the best father to our children.
I tell him he is a better father than I am mother.
He says no, that's not true.
I would not pick another man to be my children's father.
His example to them is strong.
He has always played with the kids more than I have.
He wants to do all the fun boy stuff with them
like build ramps for their bikes
and tree houses
and rope swings.
  So, ya, he's pretty much an angel.
Does he ever make me mad or irritated?
Well, ya, now and then,
but it quickly passes.
I don't know how.
It just does.
I am so happy I have Stan.
He is my man!