God really hit a homerun when he created my favorite human on January 19th, 34 years ago. And for some reason, He decided to bless me with the gift of Shane Rydel Spratt. My man is more than I asked for. (I literally had a list of specifics that I was asking God for in my future husband. He exceeded them abundantly in this man.)
I am so grateful for him as a husband, father, and best friend. He makes me smile, he makes me laugh, he makes me feel valuable, and most of all he makes me feel loved. Now, don’t get me wrong… we fight. And sometimes we fight BIG. But he is worth fighting for.
I asked Payton and Brady to tell me their favorite things about their daddy…
Payton said that his favorite thing is that he always makes things fun. Even a simple day at home is more fun when dad is there. (I couldn’t agree more! He even makes scrubbing toilets fun! Yes ladies… my man scrubs toilets!)
Brady said his favorite thing is when he spends time with him and wrestling. (Again, I couldn’t agree more…)
Funny question… but is it possible that he looks even hotter with a baby in his arms? Why yes, I think it’s not only possible, but I think it’s true!
Even though he feels like this at the end of the day…
One of my favorite things he does with the kids is bedtime. I would love to send my precious little creatures off to dreamland in a sweet, loving way… but it just doesn’t seem to happen that way. By the end of the day this momma is spent. Instead, now I sit on my bed and listen… I hear a daddy making silly voices as he reads stories, I hear the kids giggle as he tickles them, and best of all… I hear him lead them in prayer and teach them about our Daddy in Heaven. (swoon)
I am so grateful for the gift of Shane and as a birthday present I want to give him the gift of me. I want to be a better wife and friend. I pray that God will help me to be joyful, patient, prepared, and gracious. I pray that God will give me only words to build up my man and never to tear down. I pray that I will have a servant’s heart and love him selflessly.
Shane…I promise to love on you, laugh with you, and fight for you. You are my best friend and so much more than I deserve.