David and Mr. Nutter.
I love Valentine's Day. I know it is a made up holiday to get us to buy stuff, but I love the idea of taking a day and celebrating the loves in our lives. I am blessed to have three Valentines from God that call me mom and I am also thankful that God blessed me with Mike.
Mike and I have been married for 13 years. Our marriage is NOT perfect and last week we were grumpy with each other. We fall into the trap where our marriage comes behind our kids, our jobs, our house, everything. I know we need to make more time to nurture our marriage, but this is a man that has held me through the tough times of the last decade.
Our marriage has weathered moves, lots of new jobs, a stressful current job for him, three children, extended family drama, a child with a disability we were not expecting, and cancer. I remember riding in that ambulance to UVA with David and the awesome folks from Smyth County Ambulance Service. Mike met us at UVA, and I remember when we were rushing through the ER to get him to the floor to be admitted, I asked them to stop. I remember opening the doors to the waiting room in the ER and yelling loudly for Mike. I was desperate to see him and hug him. He was the only one in the world at that moment that felt the depths of my sorrow and fear.
Our marriage is not perfect at all, but on this Valentine's Day I am thankful for a Godly husband that believes in marriage for life (if we do not kill each others first-ha!) Just kidding, but I am thankful today that I can celebrate the loves in my life and one of those loves is Michael Robinson.