Sunday, August 31, 2008
Happy Birthday to My Foote
Friday was Foote's birthday so this post is just a few of my favorite things about my Foote.
I am always amazed at the vast amount of knowledge he has about so many things. When he chooses to do something he puts his whole heart into it and I love that about him. For example, when he decided to do Real Estate he spent all his time learning anything and everything about Real Estate law and negotiation to make himself the best at what he does.
I have always loved that Foote is a man of action he does not like to talk about doing things he just wants to do them. I am one of those dreamers that says, "wouldn't it be nice to someday go out of the country on a family vacation?" and Foote will make it happen. He does not wait and say yeah that would be nice some day, but is a firm believer in living life now not later.
He has an amazing way of not letting anything stress him out or discourage him, his attitude is that there is no point in worrying about anything because it never helps. I can tell him news that has stressed me to the point of tears and instead of getting upset and frustrated he just immediately makes the impossible happen. I love that he can just hold me and tell me that everything is going to be ok and I know that it will be.
I love how thoughtful he is of others. He spends countless hours fixing computers, loading iPods, and burning movies or discs for friends or people he thinks might like them. He is always offering his large collection of audiobooks and movies to anyone with and iPod that might enjoy them. I remember when Natalee started driving and my parents did not have an extra car for her to drive he did not even hesitate to offer her his truck to drive. I asked him are you sure that's a good idea? She is a new driver and there is a good chance she could have an accident. his response was, it's just a truck it's not that big of a deal. He is so good at putting people first things second.
I love that he is such a great dad. The girls cry every morning when he leaves for work. Which I have to be truthful sometimes makes me feel a little bad, it is as if they are saying, no dad don't leave us with this crazy lady all day. And when he gets home as soon as they hear the garage door open they are at a full sprint to be there when he opens the door to the house yelling DADDY DADDY DADDY. They adore him and I know it is because he is so good with them.
I love the time and effort Foote puts into our marriage he is constantly planning big and little surprises for me as well as little getaways for just the two of us. When he gets home he will follow me around the house while I am making beds or folding clothes and tell me about his day or talk to me about the girls it is just such a great feeling to know that he still enjoys listening to what I have to say even if it is boring or lame.
I love that Foote is always trying to make everyone around him laugh. He is always teasing or tickling me. It is just such second nature for Foote to try and turn any tense moment into a moment to laugh. I remember I was at my parent's house and opened their freezer door and a huge container of nuts fell out of the freezer and all over the floor. I of course was completely upset because of the big mess that now needed to be cleaned up. Foote's response was "Oh nuts"
I love Footes persistence I have never known or met anyone that will persist at anything as long as Foote. He refuses to give up and I think that is one of the biggest reasons we are married. Looking back I can not believe he stuck it out when we were dating despite everything I did to discourage him while we were dating.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOOTE!
Thanks for making me so happy.