Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Man Of Few Words But A Big Heart

What can I say about this man, my sweet husband?
He has so many qualities.....too many to list.
Today is his birthday so I thought I would do a post for him.
He loves so many things. He loves turkey & deer hunting.
This picture is from last year when he shot 2 turkeys with one shot.
Is that amazing?
Here is a picture of him trout fishing earlier this year. He loves any kind of fishing though. We love to fish the rivers and lakes in our boat. We also love deep sea fishing when we go to Florida. He has taught me to love all these outdoor hobbies. Wonder if he will ever learn quilting??
I know you have saw this picture before but this is our grandchildren with us. They are our heart. Our family is why Randy works so hard. Everything he does, he gives it his all.
He is an honorable man. He has always been such an example to all of our children to work hard and do the best you can at everything you do. He loves his God and his family.

This is our youngest grandchild, "Little D". They were leaving to go on vacation and we met them for lunch to say goodbye. Hasn't he grown since that last picture above?

I think this was suppose to be a smile!
I must have took it too soon.
We are on a "working" trip and this is Randys birthday breakfast this morning.
We are in one of our favorite places- Helen Ga.

I just had to show these pictures. He will probably kill me! Ha!
Randy has some back problems but it doesn't stop him.
I have watched him work so hard through so much pain.
This is before the procedure. He had one several years ago that really helped him. The last one he had he was out of it for about a day so we assumed that it would be the same way this time.

When they called us back to let us see him after it was over he looked sound asleep which we expected. As Maranda (our daughter) and I walked in we were being very quiet so we would not bother him. Maranda is very sensitive where her daddy is involved. She got tears in her eyes as we walked in because she is not used to seeing him down. As we were walking in his eyes were closed and he was barely moving his hand as if he was looking for me. I reached out and grabbed his hand as Maranda was about to start crying. All of the sudden he opened his eyes and started dying laughing. You really would have to know him to see how funny this was. We thought he was still drugged up but he was wide awake and ready to go. He laughed and laughed at us. He is a man of few words but has a big heart. He is a hard worker and a loyal man. He is also hilarious! We could have killed him that day! Needless to say, he is doing good. The procedure didn't remove all the pain, but did help to make it bearable.
I hardly ever do a post about him but just wanted you to know what a great man I am married to. There are too many things to list about this man. Is he perfect? He thinks he is! (Ha!) He is a great husband, father, & grandfather! I could not ask for more! He is the love of my life!



Anonymous said...

I love this man too. He is my HERO!!! He is the one person that can make me laugh when I don't feel like laughing.


quiltingnana said...

nice tribute...sounds like a great guy

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy Birthday Randy and what a nice tribute to him. What a nice guy. Funny too.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday wishes to Randy - what a great place to spend a birthday - Helen, GA! You two make a wonderful couple and are an inspiration to so many.

Mandy said...

How sweet Mom!!! Dad, we all love you so much and we feel the same about you. Always know that we love you, look up to you, and respect you. I feel very blessed for you to be my dad!!! Happy 55th birthday with many more to come!!!

Alice Grace said...

Happy Birthday to my dear Son-In-Law! You are like a son to me, and I thank you for your love for your family, your darling wife and your commitment to God!

martha - ca knitter said...

Happy birthday to your husband! I hope you both enjoy your working vacation. :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Birthday Randy! Oh Val your dh sounds so much like mine. We have found jewels. And my dh's birthday was just last weekend. How cool is that??

Amelia said...

Sounds like God has given you a very special person to share your hopes and dreams...cherish and love him always.

Enjoy the weekend --- fishing perhaps?

Allie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RANDY!!!!! May your day be blessed!

Eddie & Vicki said...

Happy Birthday Shoates!
Eddie and I appreciate your friendship and love you! Wish Eddie and I had been there with you two for that great breakfast! Enjoy your day and know that you are loved! Happy Birthday!!Catching up with me! Love, Vicki & Eddie

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday to Randy. A post like this should make him smile. Very sweet.

Yes, D is getting sooo big.

Karens Hopes said...

What a lovely post,happy birthday to him.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh what a special post and a blessed lady you are. My sense is you BOTH are. To bring out the best in one another ~ that's so special. I send love to you both.

Di said...

Valerie, thanks for stopping by my site and introducing me to your blog. Beautiful family and photos! and Happy Birthday Randy. You all look so proud.

Brenda Sue said...

Happy Birthday, Randy! You are a great guy and you all are blessed to have each other! Btw, I am still saving you one of Tom's special whitetails. (The big one above the stairwell.) We love you and wish you many, many more birthdays! Brenda, Jami and Robbie Grogan

G'G'ma said...

Happy Birthday to your special man.Hope he is feeling better.