Tuesday, December 8, 2009

One Good Man

So did you see that movie? One Good Man? Well if you did then your life is better, if you didn't maybe reading this blog will give you that little nudge towards. . . umm not sure how to describe it. Maybe a place where you just want to be a little better and do a little more. It's a movie about a bishop and his family. I thought it was really well done compared to some other movies of this same genre. I cried through most of the movie and not for reasons of which most of you might think. My husband is a bishop and we do have challenges and struggles similar to ones portrayed in the movie but over all the movie just made me want to be a better person. So see it, rent it or even buy it or borrow it from me because I will buy it when it's available.

But the reason for this post is for my "one good man". Ha don't get me wrong here. Perfect? Um no, hell no! Him? No, us. But it really helps to have a good man. There are times, let's see, I don't want to look at him let alone talk to him. I can be so angry that that story about the woman sewing up her husband in the sheets and then going after him with a baseball bat comes to mind. And sometimes I just want to run away.

My man and me have known each other practically our whole lives. We met officially when we were 14 in the 8th grade at a gold and green ball. Remember those? Anyway it really was love at first sight when we were seniors in high school but it wasn't all roses after that. I wish I could give you the perfect story of how our lives began then but I can't. I can tell you we finally did get together and began a life with 2 little girls in tow and 4 others on their way. It's been a roller coaster and continues with life's ups and downs. One thing I know for sure is that he is my soul mate. When things are good with him, my life is good. So I work towards that, Good!

He wrote me a poem the other day. He might not like me sharing it but I'm going to. He's written me many poems over the years. For a man that doesn't read much (that's comparing his reading to my reading, which really isn't fair, since I just finished 3 books in a day) or do any crafts or sewing or card making or all those other things I consider creative, he's quite the poet. And yes he does go to chick flicks with me and I go to action flicks with him and not because we have to because we like to do those things together. Wow that was a little off track, anyway back to the poem.

Here it is:

Kelli, you are most precious and bright.

Without you by my side I am missing the light.

There is something about you that I cannot explain.

That is why my heart is so heavy when I have caused you pain.

I will never give in to the one who wants us to fail.

With God by our side I know we will prevail.

I married way up with your beauty and spirit.

You remind me of heaven and make me feel near it.

When I look into your eyes I am touched way down deep.

But this is not all. I have a wife who will four-wheel all day and look hot in a jeep.

May you find more happiness each day of your life.

I will, I know, because you are my wife.

Forever Yours, Barry

Okay grab some kleenex and whether it's from crying or laughing, know this. I have an eternal companion that I look forward to being with forever. Sometimes we're unbuckled but when we're buckled no matter what the trials or tribulations are, it's a great life and he's "One Good Man".


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  2. I really want to see that movie... Dad definitely is "One Good Man." Love you guys.

  3. Wonderful post mom. Dad is one good man for sure. Love you guys!

  4. Wow! First time I have been to your blog and I need a tissue (and not from laughing). That poem was beautiful. You do have a good man, and you my dear, are one good woman!