Thursday, October 16, 2008

I heart him

I am so proud of my hubs! He's so motivated, such a hard worker and inspires me. He plays in a band, has his own teaching studio, does recording sessions....he's living his dream. We should all be so lucky.

In the early years, hubs worked a "regular" job and then would gig at night and on weekends. About 10 years ago, he made the decision to quit his job and play music full time. That was very scary for me. I don't like the unknown. I like stability. Around that time, I had just received my degree and was working my first "out of college" job. I was starting to see the light at the end of the student loan tunnel when he made this decision. I was worried, but I also knew that there was no better time for him to take that leap.



Over the 15 or so years I've known him, hubs has played every type of music imaginable...rock, blues, jazz, original, Christian, even calypso and everything in between. Currently, he plays in a country bad. Though this is not your grandma's country band. It's more of an alternative country/rockabilly band. They are a lot of fun!



This is unlike any gig he has played before, but he loves the music and the guys. He's having such a great time with them. In all the years I've known him, hubs has never dressed the part of a Texas man...until now. It's so fun to see him wearing boots, a hat and pearl snap shirts. I never thought I'd see the day. However, this is reserved for gigs. This is not his normal clothing style. Though I have seen a few short-sleeved pearl snap shirts work their way into his every day attire. ;) I think he's too cute.



I think the Lord has truly blessed him. Not only was he given a wonderful talent, but he's able to make a living with it.



Because of his work, hubs has been able to travel all over the country, Canada and Europe. Evidently the folks in Europe love American blues music, so he's been there several times, to France, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, etc. That definitely beats sitting in front of a computer in a cube all day!



He and I have different work schedules, and it's difficult to find time to spend together. It's very hard on me sometimes. I miss him quite often. But every night I pray that he is happy with what he is doing and that he is successful. And even though it hasn't always been easy over the years, I am so happy that he is doing what he loves. A lot of folks don't get that opportunity, whether it's because of personal choices, family obligations, finances, or any other number of circumstances. And though he irritates me quite often ;) I am very blessed to have married this man.

(Note: I'm not usually this sappy...shut up Gwen! :b....but for some reason I am tonight. :D )

16 comments:

Cali Girl said...

how sweet! and his tattoo is prety special too.

Leah said...

Ah that's wonderful. LOVE the tat.

Mojito Maven said...

This was such a great post. I could just feel the love radiating through it...P.S. love the tattoo

Kirstie says..... said...

your husband has a wonderful wife, to be loved like that ;-) I love country music and I LOVE the way my hubby looks in a cowboy hat!

AJ said...

What a sweet post! And how awesome to have your name tatooed on him:) A nice constant reminder!

Liz said...

Wow. Good for him. I've only recently wished I'd been a little more focused when carving out a career.

Sweet Simplicity said...

How wonderful that he gets to do what he loves everyday!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I think that is wonderful that he can do what he loves for a living, and even more wonderful that you support it! :) I also think that tatoo is pretty sweet! :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

It's OK to be "sappy," you are proud of your husband and he deserves it! :)
Carrie

Junk Sophisticate said...

It sounds like the two of you are well-matched. What a great post to read.

Candy

Gwen said...

"(Note: I'm not usually this sappy...shut up Gwen! :b....but for some reason I am tonight. :D )"

What??? No fair, I had a perfect comment! :b

I'm so glad that he's living his dream and it has worked out for you both.

Love that tat. I'm going to share that with G and tell him he needs to do that too. ;)

Cali Girl said...

aren't you kind. :o)
im sure you look just fine, but wow... sounds like a lot of driving. do you do this as volunteer work or is it your job?

Shannon said...

How awesome!

Cali Girl said...

I have any award for you.. come and get it!

Sandy Toes said...

How sweet! What a nice story of love and devotion!!!He looks fun!
-Sandy Toes

Baby Mama said...

You are a great wife for being so supportive of him and his dreams! God bless you!