Day 15… November 15
Today I am grateful for my son that chose our family. Well at least he chose our daughter to marry and got stuck with the rest of us in the process! 🙂
Jordan is everything you didn’t know you always wanted in a son-in-law. He is thoughtful, respectful, patient, considerate, kind, …. a Jazz fan….. so many things.
My husband loves him even more because of his love for basketball. He is always up for a game of one on one or Around the World or HORSE… even though we will lose. He finally brings some height to our family!
At 6′ 4″, Jordan is the basketball player my husband always hoped for in his boys. Besides the height, he has some skills too! Our other boys didn’t get the height or the desire to play all that much.
I love how mindful he is of others. Before they got engaged, Jordan called and spoke to my husband on the phone. He asked for Robert’s blessing as they planned to get married. And I don’t know if he asked for any advice, but the advice Robert offered, Jordan listened to.
Then not long after, he called me and spoke directly to me about their plans to get married. He asked for my blessing as well. That was so thoughtful and appreciated.
He is a hard-working ICU nurse and is working towards the goals he has for continuing his education. It seems like he is always working toward improving himself.
I look forward to sharing book recommendations with him and reading the things he recommends.
He is a loving and supportive husband. I love the way he loves Ally. They are so good together it is almost hard to believe how much they love each other.
He is so supportive of Ally and her goals as well. So much so that they are enjoying an adventure in Florida for a couple of years while she works towards a master’s degree.
As a parent, it is so easy to love the people who love your people. That’s why it was easy to love Jordan from the start. And now I am so glad that he is “my people” too!
He puts up with all the crazy things our family puts him through……nerf wars for Christmas morning, individually wrapped bottles of Nesquick, family reunions with extended families (on both sides), multiple photo shoots (Haha!! His favorite!), multiple parties to celebrate the “happy couple”, and “alternative” wedding send-offs, just to name a few.
Not your typical couple!!!
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He followed his father-in-law’s advice and “properly” asked Ally to marry him.
He is up for all of it!!
This post might kill him because he never wants to be the center of attention. But I think he (and all of you :)) should know how grateful I am that he chose all of us.
When I got married, someone shared the advice that you don’t just marry a person, you marry a family, and I have found that to be a great blessing in my life.
I wasn’t sure how that would work when our kids started getting married, but as we near their second anniversary, I am so grateful for Jordan and his family as well. He has wonderful parents and siblings and we are so happy to share our lives with them.
I hope all parents are as lucky as we are in the people who have chosen our family. This bonus son of ours is a true gift for us! He is a good man and I love him.
The work is GRATITUDE, and I want to become a master!!
And as always…..Remember…..It’s ALL good!!