Friday, August 8, 2008

Tribute to Seth

OK so I'm copying this idea from my sister, Corinne, because I saw it on her blog and thought it was a good idea. I hope you have a strong stomach because this may get a little mushy....

I'm usually not as proficient with words as I want to be when trying to get across something as important as telling someone how I feel about them. So, even though I know this won't be anywhere near good enough, I'm going to try anyway and use this as my way of shouting from the rooftops what an amazing man my husband, Seth, is and how much I love him.

The first thing you'll notice about Seth even before he speaks are his beautiful blue eyes. I don't think I could ever get sick of looking at them. Sometimes when he laughs he cocks his head to the side and his eyes sparkle. It makes my stomach flutter every time.

One of the best things about Seth is his mind. I love how he is constantly wanting to learn new things. He's always reading something and when he's not reading he'll tell you about all the new bits of exciting information he's come across. Whenever I'm around him I just want to pick his brain and try to learn everything he knows. He has such a passion about everything he does whether it's playing his guitar or the book he's reading or fishing or hunting or the people he comes in contact with. His energy and knowledge are so captivating I wish I could bottle it up an take it with me everywhere.

Seth is always coming up with all these crazy ideas that sound so exciting. He could probably convince me to move to Antarctica or to sell all our stuff and live on a small boat in the middle of a lake somewhere just from the enthusiasm he would surely exude when describing it to me. He gets me to think outside of my normal boring box and open myself up to possibilities I never would have thought of.

Seth also has a mysterious side to him. Even after all the time I've spent around him he still keeps me guessing. I have always been one to people-watch and can usually tell what they're thinking just by their body language. Seth is a bit harder for me to read and I find myself constantly wondering what is going on in that great mind of his, sure he is thinking about some great complicated theory or idea. Maybe it's that side of him that makes him so good at surprising me as he occasionally does with flowers or a spur of the moment get-away.

Whenever I'm around Seth I feel encouraged to be a better person. He supports me and my interests and tries to help me improve. He doesn't complain when I make a mess in the kitchen trying out some crazy recipe I've found and happily volunteers to do the dishes. He encourages me to practice my painting or to play the piano and makes sure to laugh whenever he reads the stories I write. He always shows his gratitude for the things that I do which makes me want to continue to do them. He accepts generosity without taking advantage and is quick to show appreciation. He is also always there to contribute his fair share and to do any task I'm not very fond of.

Seth has a very good heart. He is constantly thinking about other people and how he can help them. He doesn't like to see others in pain or suffering and is always there to lend a comforting ear. He's compassionate and forgiving and one of the most non-judgemental people I know. I think that's why so many people naturally gravitate towards him. People who hardly know him will ask him for advice and share their problems and concerns with him because they can tell just by looking at him that he is truly concerned about their well-being. They know that he won't judge them or put them down for making mistakes.

I want Seth to know how much I love and admire him. He's a great inspiration to me and I feel very lucky to have him as my husband. Not only is he incredibly hot, he also has a great mind, heart and personality. He is everything I could have ever hoped for. I love him more and more everyday and thank God for allowing me to have him in my life.


Rachel said...

Like I just told Seth on the phone, I thought this post was beautiful. It just reaffirmed my suspicion that you two are perfect for each other. Thank you for loving my brother in all the right ways!

heidi said...

Oh! I, too, love it when people are kind, with a quick sense of humor... embody passion and intelligence... are appreciative and generous... and genuinely care about other people's well-being. (I also don't mind being around men who are "hot" and make my stomach flutter!) It's... beyond beautiful that you found someone who embodies ALL those traits... and indescribably precious that you REALIZE it.

I also was encouraged to find my own "suspicion" confirmed... that Seth's truly interested and concerned about others, without a predisposition to judge... that's a truly precious commodity, and I'm ever eager to keep those sorts of people around!

Lucky you! Lucky him!