Saturday, February 19, 2011

OH how doth thy husband play?!?

What makes your husband giggle?  Besides tickling, I mean!  What makes him scream with sheer adrenaline?  What makes him tick?  What makes him giddy like a little boy in the candy shop?  What makes his heart beat a little bit faster and make him forget the rest of the world?  YOU!  Hee hee...had to add that in there.

Seriously, my husband loves snowboarding.  When we were first married and had no children, Gregg had his first taste of mountain snowboarding.  We went to see his cousin Ian in BC at that time and he took him to Mount Baker?  I remember how excited he was when he got back.  Also how I had to stand on the bed and try to peel his soaked-through wool sweater off his body.  He was exhausted and we both knew our life would never be the same!
Gregg Thiessen

Snowboarding became the "thing" to do in the Thiessen household.  Gregg's wonderful parents turned a hill on their property into a snowboarder's paradise and even manufactured a rope-tow to help them get to the top.  Endless hours of building jumps, etc and encouraging each other as some learned and some excelled.  Cousins made videos, we all laughed as they fist-pumped and yelled and acted like little boys with toys.  No real serious injuries, a few knees blown out...

If my husband would be given a short time to live, he'd want his family and cousins snowboarding in the mountains or on the "boarder Griz" hill.  I would be more than happy to do that for him.  He gives a shout out to his Creator of all that he is enjoying...the mountains, trees and snow...ever thankful to be able to enjoy all that our God has made.
Late spring sometime, this is our middle child when she was 6? But this is the view of the rope tow on ole' Thiessen hill.  Maybe someday it will rise again with the new and old generations together!

I Love Love Love my husband when he snowboards.  His body becomes alive.  He is my man.  I am a little tiny bit sad that I don't share the enthusiasm, but I will never deny him.  I have learned what "tweek" means, what a backflip and rightside/backside, 180 and 360 mean.  If someone rides "goofy" it is not from Disney.
Male bonding at it's finest

I am constantly reading a book by Stormie Omartian "The Power of a Praying Wife".    If you've never read it, give it a read.  It may just change your thought processes.  Our husbands need our prayers as much as the air they breathe. Today I am thrilled that my hubby gets to experience snowboarding again for the first time in two very very long years.  Blessings my Man!  Shred it up!

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

I love the enthusiasm and the love you've woven into your words here. To find joy simply in the joy of those we love? Wow. I think that's a big part of what we're here on their earth to learn! Selfless love is amazing stuff and today, you're just beaming with it!