Monday, January 5, 2009

What a man, What a man....What a mighty good man!

First of all, let me just start by saying Randy's going to LOVE this post! (sense the sarcasm?) The title of the post itself is part of a song by Salt n' Pepa!

There are 3 things that prompted me to write this today:
Number 1- My love for this wonderful husband of mine! He really is unbelievable!
Number 2- I read an article the other day in Parent's magazine written by a single mom. In the article she pretty much tells us lucky mothers who have a husband, to stop whining and complaining about the things our husbands aren't doing or are doing but not up to our standards! She lists a few things and why we should be grateful for our husbands and what they do!
Number 3- When the alarm went off at 6 am this morning, the last thing I wanted to do was get up...and since Jacob was asleep...I really didn't have to get up! Randy on the other hand HAD to get up to go to work, and after our morning prayer, he told me (not in so many words) how he didn't sleep because someone kept taking the sheets from him and moving around so much that the bed was bouncing, and he was awaken like that more than 3 times! I felt so bad for him! I'm only 21 weeks pregnant and already I'm so uncomfortable! I kept tossing and turning all night and couldn't get comfortable!

Warning: this post may be cheesy and long, so if you're not in the mood to read a long, cheesy may want to stop reading now! Also, I really like to use exclamation points when I please forgive me.

Regardless of what Randy may think about the song lyrics of the post title...I really DO have a mighty good man! And I consider myself lucky! I often forget how lucky I am, until I am reminded by such things as an article in a magazine, or events like this morning.
Honestly, I have NEVER mowed the lawn in the 5+ years of our marriage! I guess I'm not necessarily proud of that (one of my sisters in law mowed her lawn as a surprise to her husband, as if that wasn't awesome enough...she was like 7 months pregnant!) the point is that when it comes to changing light bulbs, changing furnace filters, mowing the lawn etc, Randy does it all! Not to mention keeping up with the cars (oil changes, tire rotations, filters, even car washes).

I told someone not long ago that Randy's the CFO of our house! And I love it! He's so good with money, and I'm learning to be more like that. It's because of him that our only debt is our house! And some people may go as far as saying he's cheap, but I live here, and if he was cheap we wouldn't have all the nice things we have. He's very smart with money, he's the type that will research a product and what different stores are charging before he'll just go out and buy it. If you need a good deal on something...he'll do the research, and if a good deal is out there, he'll find it! Why pay more if you can get a good deal on it?? It makes me feel safe to know our finances will always be in check with him around!

Apart from all the work he does around the house, Randy is a wonderful dad! Right now Jacob is 'going through a phase' as I would like to think...he just can't get enough of his dad! The minute Randy comes home from work, Jacob is dancing around all happy saying "da-da? da-da?" And from then until he's in his crib asleep...he follows Randy around everywhere! It's gotten to the point where Jacob cries if Randy is out of his sight! I must say it's a good break for me, but at the same time, it makes me feel like I'm forgotten the minute Randy comes into the picture! I love that Randy has been so involved in being a dad from day 1. He was the first one to change Jacob's diaper, and he continues to do so, yes, even the 'not so pleasant' ones! He is currently Jacob's barber and groomer (aka he cuts Jacobs hair and trims his nails regularly), as well as Jacob's primary source of laughs! Sometimes I make Jacob laugh, and I love it, but not like Randy does!
That's another one of Randy's great qualities, he can make people laugh! I'm not sure if it's in the Taylor genes or what, but he is one funny guy! And not only that, he has a good sense of humor and can laugh as well.
One of the best qualities he has, in my opinion, is his attention to detail. I tell him I could never hide anything from him even if I tried! He seriously notices EVERYTHING! If I happen to mention something I really like or would like, he will surprise me with it later on and sometimes I will have even forgotten I mentioned it to him! He is extremely thoughtful, to the point where he stresses himself out analyzing something he wrote or said.
He has the most beautiful heart! I'm writing this part in tears (boy those pregnancy hormones!) and that's because he is so full of love for everyone! Even people who take advantage of him on purpose! (I don't know how he does it?)

He makes it a goal to visit his mom's grave regularly, he never forgets.

He is so loving and caring with us and with his family, people who truly know him, know this about him. He's sensitive to people's feelings and needs.
One last thing, maybe two...Randy is so organized! If it was up to me we'd forget our own child! (ok, maybe not that bad, but still) I go through phases in my life where I'm really organized(as organized as I can be), and then it just seems like too much work and I start slacking off...and next thing I know I have a hard time remembering where I put a receipt or as in many cases, I have thrown it away!

Just the other day I was telling Randy that he makes it a point to be knowledgeable in various subjects and day to day things, that it works against him sometimes. I was like, you make people(including me) want to say..."Why should I think or try to figure this out? I'll just ask Randy! He will know!" hahaha that's also called being lazy people!

I could really go on and on about Randy, but I will end this post by saying THANK YOU! Thank you for all that you are, and all that you do for us and our little family. We love you so much, you're the best!


Liz said...

THAT was beautiful!!! (I too enjoy using exclamation marks) I feel the same way about Mark- I've been thinking about and telling him all of the ways that he is so incredibly smart and wonderful- I've even started to realize that he's much more sentimental than myself (which isn't a far stretch, it's just not in my genes really) and has a love for others that always gives them the benefit of the doubt and doesn't judge. The man would never be caught dead gossiping or being intentionally mean or rude. Husbands are wonderful, but give yourself some credit here Claudia- you DID pick him yourself!!!
P.S. That was the ONLY time I've ever mowed our lawn and my body quit on me for a day after I'd done it- never again!!
P.P.S. You are a wonderful woman, wife, mother, sister-in-law, and friend as well. You two make a great pair!

Joel said...


That was very nice of you, Claudia. It's not even his birthday or anything.

Randy sounds like quite the catch. Maybe I should have married him. . .


The Binghams... said...

Randy really is awesome! Both of you guys are! And we are some of those lazy ones that just figure that Randy will know the answer! and he has yet to let us down. But I wouldn't count on it.. You guys are awesome!

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