I’ll Get Even With You

I do my best to be an “equal opportunity blog poster”. But I bet if we went back and counted the number of kids posts versus those for my wife, the totals would not be close. Here’s one more to add to the column of my rock, my balance and my best friend.

In all the craziness of the past six months, there has been one constant in my life. My wife has weathered multiple storms of emotions and stress. She has kept this sailor calm and the ship steady while the “winds of change” were raging. I figured it was high time for a thank you. So, this is my shot at getting even with you.

When I think about the role of the wife, I am sure glad that I don’t have to be one. Add to that mix the “stay at home” part and the job description gets even tougher. I have a hard time getting my head around what it must be like to wait while your future hangs in the balance of the decisions of your husband. Yet my wife waited patiently as the future of our finances, friends, even locality hung in the balance. She kept the day-to-day operations of the Conrad household steady, consistent and on-track, no matter what. Amazing.

I wonder how I would react if someone said; “over the next few months, I am going to decide where you will live, how much money you will have (or not have) to spend and oh, by the way, could you take care of these three children…”? I am thinking I would not be real happy. Yet she did that and more. So, my wife, I thank you. Thank you for supporting me, no matter what, or where our decisions take us. Thank you for building confidence, listening to rants, and still thinking I could “rope the moon”. To quote Leann Rimes:

“I’ll get even with you. For the hard times you helped me through. I’m given back to you, all the love you’ve given me. For the rest of my life. Every day and every night. If it’s the last thing I’ll ever do, I’ll get even with you.”

9 Replies to “I’ll Get Even With You”

  1. diana

    Aaron, what a beautiful picture and post. I loved reading this and loved the lyrics you’ve quoted, your wife must feel so special.

    God bless your family! 🙂

  2. Mary

    What a great thank you to Heather. So to get even how many hours cleaning, watching the kids, etc. do you owe her? Ha! Ha!

    What a beautiful family!!!

  3. Michael

    It is amazing what we put our wives thru, isn’t it? But God has blessed us with the perfect match for us and our “issues”!

    Thanks for the reminder to appreciate my wife.

  4. Heather Conrad

    My comments usually go “direct” to this amazing author. But I must say, that God has given me a tremendous gift – a husband who appreciates me and even goes so far as to tell the “world” about it. In fact, just this past weekend, I found myself biting my tounge when I wanted to whine about what I needed (all justified!) As I talked it through with God, asking him to guide my words in love, He instead wanted me to let go (of my “list” that is). He’s showed me through Proverbs 21:1 that God is the one who holds my king’s heart and directs it’s ways. The next day, this post is written. What a direct answer to my prayers, in so many ways. Love you Aaron!

  5. iluv2prshim

    I’m wiping tears (of joy and thankfulness). How precious both of you are. Aaron you are so thoughtful and kind to let the “world” know how precious your wife is to you. And, Heather the same for you. Your comment to your husband is a “sermon”, “lesson” within itself.
    God bless you and your children. Beautiful picture too!

  6. sdlldl

    Great post, Aaron. Nice reminder, too. It’s so easy to take our wives for granted. I’m afraid that no matter how hard I try to “get even”, I’ll never be able to come close to repaying her. The bar is set too high! 🙂

    I don’t know what I’ve done to have God bless me so richly for the last 25 years.

    This is my first visit to your blog and I’ll keep coming back. I’m just starting a blog and I’d like to add you to my blogroll if that’s OK with you.



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