To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Forty Nine Things to Know About Rob

49.) He likes bacon. A lot.
48.) This will surprise many of you...he's a reader.
        (See that...I was being facetious. If you know the man at all you know he loves to read.)
Love of my Life
47.) He doesn't like meatloaf (with the exception of Jennifer Todd's...hers is apparently delicious.)
46.) He enjoys yard work.
45.) Rather than have a spot on his head shaved because he needed stitches, he convinced the ER doctor to tie his hair into knots.
44.) He flipped a jeep as a teenager.
43.) He got used to drinking his coffee black to save time by not having to add sugar and creamer.
42.) He hates snakes. His motto: If it's on the ground it's a rattle snake and in the water it's a moccasin and they must all die.

41.) He makes me laugh. All. The. Time.
40.) His cut his head open on a ceiling fan once. (See #45)
39.) He used to be part of the corporate world of Peal Vision.
38.) He can do really good impressions of people.
37.) He actually likes Napoleon Dynamite.
36.) He handles being a father to four girls with amazing skill.
35.) He secretly takes great pleasure in his son doing gross boy stuff even while he gently guides him to not do  gross boy stuff in front of his mother.
34.) He is a great cook.
33.) He can be rather particular about his hair.
32.) He likes making me laugh.
31.) He used to not be a people person. Then he became a pastor.
30.) He is easily amused by Monty Python and other British humor.
29.) He once sneezed so hard he broke a rib.
28.) He suffers from bouts of insomnia.
27.) If there is a weird and rare side affect to a medicine he will experience it.
26.) He is a thinker. Non thinking people puzzle him.
25.) He has given four of our five children permission to use the 'f' word as long as they don't use it in front of their mother. Something which gives them great delight. (Around our house the 'f' word is f@rt)
24.) He is amazing in the labor and delivery room.

23.) There was a time in our life when he would go to one job at 4:30 in the morning so that we'd have insurance and then paint the rest of the day.
22.) He can be amazingly humble about his sin and seeking forgiveness when he screws up.
21.) He'll tell you that he struggles with pride. (Which is why #22 is all the more special.)
20.) He does not like crowds. Especially crowds of people who have the potential to act stupid. Which is just about every large group of people.
19.) He enjoys theater. He's acted in several plays but really enjoys directing.
18.) Our first Christmas together he actually suggested that we put our Christmas tree in the spare bedroom.
17.) He likes the color green.
16.) He enjoys a good steak.
15.) He likes jazz music. (Real jazz not Kenny G fake jazz.)
14.) He went into the navy when he was seventeen.
13.) He snow skied once. Stopping was a problem.
12.) He is one of those rare people that isn't threatened by someone disagreeing with him and he enjoys a good debate.
11.) Theology is a love.
10.) He can be very patient. Which can, at times, be very frustrating for the rest of us.
 9.) He's not very good at planning. Anything. Ever.
 8.) He has a way with words and can be very witty.
 7.) He needs wide personal space sometimes.
 6.) He is not a fan of the beach.
 5.) He loves ice cream.
 4.) He permed his hair once. (I have pictures but have promised not to ever share them upon pain of death.)
 3.) He delights in loving and serving his family and church.
 2.) He will do the hard things.
 1.) Today's his birthday.


Anonymous said...

31, 18 and 4 cracked me up.

Happy Birthday Rob Hadding.

You help make alot of people to be better. And for some of us, that's saying alot.

Al said...

The picture of him and the kids at the table made me smile a great deal. So much of your family is captured in that shot that I had to thank God for all of you.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention he's been married 3 times, he has 5 tatoos & got out of the Navy by telling them he was gay.