Starting today, I am going to post more frequently in my blog. What better place to begin again than with the man in this picture. This is Bobby...my husband, my confidant, and my best friend. I don't use those words lightly...I say them with all sincerity, knowing that he feels the same about me. What better relationship to have...giving of yourself to another person knowing in your heart of hearts that it is reciprocated. For those of you that don't know us very well...we both come from broken marriages and our relationship did not start with the best of circumstances. It was a very difficult time, and one that we would hope will never be repeated in our lifetime for anyone. Over the past ten plus years, we have learned so much about forgiveness and what it means to begin again. Not easy, but so thankful that we were granted love and forgiveness so that we could do the same with others. Actually even if we weren't forgiven by others...we still would forgive so that we could move on and glorify the One who made us.
There are so many characteristics to cover when sharing about who Bobby is, my post would be way too long if I were to speak on all of them. I am thankful that he doesn't expect me to understand "everything" about him...just to love him in the same way God loves him. Love him not because he is perfect...but love him in the midst of his imperfection. As I type this...I know he loves me in the same way, because believe you me, I am far from perfect.
He is a very giving man who has a servants heart...as seen here when I snapped a picture of him bringing me my Sunday morning coffee. He never says, "Hey Old Lady...bring me some coffee", he makes sure I am taken care of...not just with my hot coffee, but with the way he respects me. You will never hear disrespectful "terms" for wife coming out of his mouth...he loves me too much to use those. It grieves his heart to hear those terms from other men when referring to their wives.
Bobby is a deep thinker...he spends a big part of his day deep in thought. He spends that thought life, not on trivial things, but on things that matter. He reads books that help him grow as the giving person he is. He has his Kindle Fire with him wherever he goes and if there is a free moment, you will see him reading and enriching his life with a great book. He feels things deeply and is misunderstood at times because of this. He loves people so much and wants them to be everything they are meant to be. By being where you are supposed to be and doing what you are supposed to be doing, you can have a happy and fulfilled life.
Bobby is one of the best "singers" I've ever known...this is an older video of him doing one of my very favorite songs. Gosh I love this man!
Why would I include this picture when talking about Bobby? Those that know Bobby, don't have to ask, because they know how much he enjoys to eat. But this picture is more than that, it is his willingness to pose for any picture I ask him to. Have you ever heard the term that someone is a "good sport"? Well, Bobby is probably one of the best sports of anyone I have ever met. I am not going to post all the pictures that show this trait in action, but there are numerous pictures that have him dressed in all sorts of "get-ups" because someone asked him to help them out. He doesn't have a bashful bone in his body and because of that, he has been called on more times than not to be some sort of "character". I will post one more picture of this though that his son recently posted on Facebook to show how long this has been going on...
This is Bobby many years ago (notice the glasses and mullet). Not sure what exactly was going on here, but I do know he was being a good sport and acting goofy for the picture. He has the ability to make people smile by being silly...especially the grandkids. He will cause those precious belly laughs to happen when he is acting the fool with them. He is not always "silly" with them though, he understands that life is not always silly, but there are times when being serious is important.
He loves to laugh and when something is funny...then it is really funny to him. Check it out...
As I said earlier, there is not room enough to share all there is to know about Bobby Maupin. He is a great person...and if you get to know him, you can't help but love what he stands for and how big he loves others.
Someday, we may write a book about what it means to come through on the other side of heartache to a life that is strong and full of love and forgiveness. There is happiness on that other side...and love...the Godly kind.
Let me leave you with one last "good sport" video of this man that makes me smile on a daily basis. Watch him ride the bull. I'd rather him ride the bull than be full of bull...haha! (Side note: Sometimes he's full of it!)
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