September 24, 2008

A woMan's Man

My husband, Jimmy, is a manly kind of man. He loves to tinker in the garage, fix things around the house, and learn new manish kinds of skills. But I'm convinced even the most masculine of men will do things he's never dreamed of once married. Sunday morning was a perfect example. 

While getting dressed for church I peered down to see my big toe's french manicure had a chip. It wasn't the end of the world but it bugged me, so Jimmy took the white nail polish and filled in the gap. I was impressed.

Then, on the way to church, my vision began to feel weird. I wear mono-vision contacts, which allows one eye to see far and the other close up eliminating the need for reading glasses. (It enables me to read the price tag of things I shouldn't be buying in the first place. It's a wonderful thing.) After a quick hand over each eye check, I realized I'd put my contacts in the wrong eye. Coming to my aid again, Jimmy held out a cupped hand for me to pour saline. Placing my left contact in his make-shift bowl, I moved my contacts about till the world felt good again. We arrived at church no worse for the wear. 

What would I do without my manly man?


"If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" Ecclesiastes 4:10

14 comments:

Francine said...

This is so cute! What a sweet manly man you have to help you in your time of need. My manly man will carry my purse on occasion.

Longmeadow Mama said...

You've got a gem!
It's sweet of you to share...I'm sure he appreciates the recognition!
Blessings,
Kelli

linda said...

He sounds like a jewel to me!

Funny thing, my husband would have gladly done both of those things for me too!

Tanja said...

What a great guy, and so thoughtful!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Regina said...

I too have a wonderful man JUST like that.

Linda said...

Awww, what a sweetie you have! I'm lucky to have one of those men too. :)

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. It's always nice to "meet" new people.
Susan

annette said...

Nice post. I think my husband would paint my toenails, I do know he will not shave my legs, I asked him to shave them after I had surgery and could not bend over that far. He said no and looked appalled.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Mrs. Nancy,

That is sweet what your husband did for you! Ya gotta love your man!:) Sweethearts for sure:)

katiegfromtennessee

Casdok said...

A true manly man!

The Olson's: said...

What a good man! I love hearing wives "brag" about their husbands. And my husband said the same thing the other day - that he loves hearing husbands "brag" about their wives.
~ Leanne

Amy E. said...

yeah I have a Mr. Right...Mr. Right For Me!! Ain't it great how God blesses us through our spouses? I wish everyone could experience it!

rusty'swife said...

What a blessing our manly men are. Tough as nails, but soft on the inside. A hand that can hammer and saw, but be gentle enough to hold saline solution. What a picture of the servanthood of our savior.

Sallye

Tammy R said...

Now you know that is REALLY love:)