For the Husbands and Fathers ~ Lead Me

September 13, 2010

So many blogs are dedicated to mum’s and a lot of the online conversation surrounds us, the mother’s, who are struggling to balance life, love, marriage, kids, school schedules, taxi routes, illnesses and the list goes on. Recently my husband shared something with me that really touched my heart and something I want to share with you.

Whilst driving on his own, to meet us for a camping weekend, my hubby found himself listening to a song that he’s never heard before. He shared with me that he had to pull over onto the side of the highway to allow the tears to flow. The song spoke to the core of who he is, who he desires to be and in my mind, who he already is.

My husband is a great man, he {like me} is not without flaw, however over the last 20 years of life together, I have observed him tackling and dealing with personal challenges, both great and small. He is a wonderful husband who makes my life fun, interesting and adventureous. He is an extraordinary father of three children who adore him. He is a great provider and a pillar of strength. I might add here and pay tribute to my father-in-law and how he has shown his son how to be a loving, kind, generous husband, father, son and brother. He also had the similar experience with my father whom he shared a wonderful relationship with.

I recently asked my husband why he never complains. I told him that I very rarely hear him complain about anything from a sore shoulder to financial concerns or the general stresses that life can throw your way. His response was beautiful, he simply said, “I know I don’t. What would complaining about it do?” He is so right.

I want to share the song {Lead Me by Sanctus Real} he heard that day in the car, the song that caused him to pull over and weep, the song that spoke to the heart of the man. Today, I want to dedicate this song to husbands and fathers everywhere. We know that life can be hard, that stress does find it’s way into your heart and mind.

I am forever grateful that I am on a journey with a man who is strong enough to know that he can’t do this alone.

Unfortunately I couldn’t embed the video here. Click on this link and you can watch on YouTube ~ LEAD ME by SANCTUS REAL


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy Sheaves September 13, 2010 at 4:30 pm

What a beautiful song. xxx

Karen Beliveau-Hill September 14, 2010 at 7:12 am

Thanks for sharing Susan!!

Heidi September 14, 2010 at 7:12 am

it’s lovely. I like.

Heather September 14, 2010 at 7:13 am

Wow. Amazing song. I am sending to all the men in my family. Thanks for posting.

Shereen September 14, 2010 at 7:13 am

Thanks, Susan. I’d like to share it too. Brought tears to my eyes.

Rachael September 14, 2010 at 7:14 am

love it Susan .. such a great angle and I don’t think enough men realise how much impact they can have by having the courage to step up and take their place. Go the men … ! Love it when they are strong so we can be all we are made to be too. xx

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