Today makes 365 days that the Love of my Life put down the cigarettes. In his words the decision was because “in 15 years I want to feel good and be able to do the things I’m going to want to do”
My husband, the Z Man is a very active man. He enjoys being busy, whether it is chopping wood, working in the garden, tooling around on an old car or just piddling around the house. Sitting still is something we rarely do because we like to keep busy and trust me there is always something to keep us busy on our little homestead.
Over the years we have both tried to quit smoking and have failed at it. But I can honestly say in my heart that we’ve got it beat this time. I am certain neither of us will pick up the smokes again.
That’s not to say that we don’t have the occasional craving for a cigarette, we do. But the thought of actually smoking one pretty much disgusts us now. You can read more about that here.
I also know in my heart that if the Z Man hadn’t decided to quit, I probably wouldn’t have. Even after he quit, I still continued to smoke for many months.
This is where I need to tell you that my husband is much more patient and gracious than I am. How in the world he managed to stay quit while I was still smoking… I don’t know.
What I do know is one of his greatest strengths is determination. He will figure it out, he will make it work, he will fix it and he will succeed. That’s my husband.
One of his classic Z-isms is “I’m thankful that God gave me the ability to learn how to do many things, sometimes I just wish he wouldn’t test me so often” I last heard that as we were pulling the well pump out of the ground to for repair.
So today (if you will obliged me, please) I want to take time to make sure that my husband knows that he is the best part of my life and every day I thank God for him and for loving us.
To the smartest Man in the world, from the luckiest Woman in the world….
I LOVE YOU FOREVER,