Mr. Timothy Beck

When Tim and I got engaged, my dad said to Tim, “Good luck, she’s your fire ball now.”  I didn’t understand what he meant, and I’m confident Tim didn’t either. As Tim and I were camping this past weekend, we have been talking a lot about life and marriage, where we are, and where we hope to be.

Discussing these things, I can’t help but think of all the things I have put Tim through:

  • Buying a house and then spending five years renovating it ourselves exactly the way we wanted it only then say to him, “I think God wants us to move to Kenmore.”
  • Him coming home and realizing I started renovating without him, by ripping out the wall.
  • Embracing life in the city, when deep in his heart he is a country boy.
  • Starting First Glance with me, helping raise money, starting programs, being our web support, and anything else we need him for.
  • Quitting my paying job to run First Glance for no pay.
  • Constantly having people move in with us.  Sometimes multiple people at once, and several of them living with us more than once.  A total of thirteen people in sixteen years.
  • Not having enough rooms the last time I wanted to move a total of three people in (plus we were pregnant), therefore he finished the entire basement.
  • I take these bike riding adventures, and he’s always the first call when the problems occur, the rain is too deep, or we finished and just need picked up.
  • The list really could go on and on.

As I think about some of these things listed, I can’t help but chuckle at them, with the words of my father ringing loud and clear.  I really am a fire ball.  I’m so grateful for a husband who thinks these things are all part of the adventure and not annoying.  He has done all the above with a joyful heart.  He has worked hard to love me well, provide for my needs, and even give me my wants for sixteen years.

Just so you know I did learn that putting the toothpaste cap on was really important to him so I do.  See it’s give and take.  You’re welcome 😉

In all seriousness…
He really is the love of my life.
I still always think he is the cutest man in the room.
And I am so very grateful for the opportunity to be his wife.



One comment

  1. Noelle this is the most wonderful discription of a husband that i have ever read. I always told you i was looking for a Tim in my age. You are a sweet couple. Hugs to you both.


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