Friday, October 2, 2009

Outstanding Man

As a child, I remember seeing a bumper sticker that read "A farmer is a man outstanding in his field". It was funny then and still is, but for different reasons. Now I am married to a farmer. And every farm wife quickly realizes that there is a lot of standing around and staring involved in agricultural projects of all kinds.
Whether he likes it or not, I want to take the opportunity to brag a little bit about my "outstanding man".
Chad is a farmer through and through. He is gentle, quiet and patient to the point of being exasperating. He is very good at taking things apart, fixing them, and putting them together better than before; and I'm not just talking about the vintage tractors that he restores. He is better at planning ahead than I am and much more even tempered. "Spontaneous" is not a word I would use to describe him, and most of the time that's a good thing. We balance each other out quite nicely.
He is a hard worker and complains very little compared to the amount of pain and health issues that he has had in the last few years. I am in awe of his self will every time the alarm clock goes off at 4:30 in the morning. Our girls adore him, and so does the dog. I am grateful for the opportunity to live here on the farm where we can all be so close to him when he is "tinkering". When he is not at his 9 to 5 job, that is.
I've mentioned that my husband is a farmer, right? That is to say, he is not a letterboxer, and likely will not ever be a letterboxer. However, he is willingly attending a gathering with me this weekend. See? I told you he was outstanding! To that end, I carved the above logo for him as a pseudo signature stamp. He isn't really interested in a trailname, so I am debating listing him as a Personal Traveler. What do you think? It doesn't get any more personal than that!


  1. Oh yeah! I love the idea of your outstanding hubby being your personal traveler! lol! Can't really exchange with him, as he's not a lber, y'know? lol!

    I'm in awe of my hubby for getting up faithfully so early in the morning, as well. To say I'm not a morning person is a gross understatement, but he never complains at the 3-ish get-up time, sometimes getting up before the alarm. *shaking head in disbelief*

    Those kind of men are outstanding, you are right. You are a blessed woman! :-)

  2. I just love this entry in your blog. I really do. Your title says it all -- and he should feel honored that you spoke so highly of him.

    Even if he doesn't read this, even if he wouldn't want the attention, surely he already knows that you consider him an outstanding man.

    Giving the phrase "personal traveler" a new twist -- yes, do it!

  3. Yep, having him as a personal traveler is a great idea! You are so blessed, my friend.


  4. Very nice tribute. My PT is my DH's sig stamp if he would ever join in. ~speedsquare

  5. Beautiful stamp, I hope I get a chance to meet you on Saturday and get an image! LivingWater

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