Behind the Bump, Edition 6: The Man Behind the Bump

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I’m 35 weeks pregnant, and I have come to realize that I would not be able to do this without my husband Brandon.

I’m am so thankful for Brandon.  He has picked up so much since I became pregnant.  From cooking, when I didn’t feel well or I completely forgot to put things in the crock pot to doing many other household chores for me (including the dishes, which he hates to do).

I can see why God created marriage and meant for a wife to have a husband while pregnant.  Sure I could push through and do it all myself, but having special help and support that only my husband can give makes pregnancy so much better.

Brandon has truly shown me Christ’s love in the past 8 months.  He has been so loving and made me feel so beautiful (stretch marks and all).  He has made special date nights and shown me extra affection on the days when I just cried because I didn’t feel well (physically or emotionally).  He has made me laugh even when I wanted to cry. He has encouraged me to turn to Christ on the good and hard days as he leads me spiritually.

I have come to realize what true love looks like.  It is not in gifts (sometimes it can be) but in the way he treats me and how he loves me enough to tell me when I need to correct an action and turn to Christ. It is in the help with tasks around the house.  And it is in the hugs from behind and the kisses before bed. Sometimes it is even in him picking something up off the floor for me (a task that continues to get harder).

As I approach the birth of our child, I don’t think I can put into words what it is like to have a husband that supports me through this amazing and scary thing known as pregnancy.  I am excited but a bit anxious as Samuel’s due date approaches, but I know that Brandon will be there with me and with his and God’s help I know I can do this.

I am so happy to know that Samuel will have a Father that loves him so much and will do whatever it takes to lead him toward Christ and provide for him. Because Brandon and my greatest prayer is that Samuel will one day repent and turn to Christ.

So, I would just like to say Thank you Brandon for all you have done and said to make this pregnancy easier.  Also, thank you for all the times you have made me laugh (even if it is at me and my changing body) I love you so much!

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