Saturday, August 30, 2008

lucky girl

i am a lucky girl. i was laying awake last night, unable to shut off my brain (despite the tiredness seeping from every pore of my body!), and i got to thinking about the men in my life. in a world where so many women & girls experience victimization, abuse and cruelty, i have been gifted with a life full of some the best men around. from my dad, to my husband, and even the husbands of my friends... beautiful men.

my curtis... whose love i can trust... who is an unbelievable dad... who has worked hard our whole marriage to provide for us so i can be here for our girls...


my dad... who would still move heaven & earth to rescue me, even though i'm a big girl now...

jv... whose contagious curiosity about life he has passed onto my daughters... who has one of the most beautiful hearts i've ever seen... owner of the whitest horse i know...


mark... who is a gentle and affectionate with my girls... who encourages me and reminds me of my value when i feel lost... who is generous not only in big ways, but all the small ways, too...

ben...(who i don't have a digital picture of! ack!) who loves his wife extravagantly... who makes bold choices... who loves his kids to distraction... who has patiently taught me things without making me feel silly for not knowing...

so to these men, and the others i know and admire, i tip my hat. i am thankful to have you in my life... and i wanted you to know that you make me feel lucky to know you. :)

2 comments:

Liam (and his mom) said...

Aw! A lovely tribute to 5 great men. Nicely said, Rae.

Marilyn said...

we have a whole barn full of white horses in our family - how did we get so lucky? i love them all too ...