There are moments in life that you stop and realize how good life is. Yeah, we go through pain and heartache, we have bad days and good days and even days that we wish we could erase from our brains. But when you stop and think about life and all that is good in it, all the amazing things God has put in your life and the many ways you are blessed. You start to agree lyrics in a song… “what a wonderful world…”
I wanted to take a minute and tell you 5 wonderful things about Rodney…
1. Rodney has the kindest heart.
Rodney is one of those people that’s just truly kind. The dictionary defines the word “kind” as:
“having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature.” Rodney is always willing to help, during the time my Dad passed away, Rodney was there, 100%. Very compassionate and always wanted to know how he could help. Since I’ve known him, and the many-many-many conversations we’ve had, learning more about him and what he truly values and cares about, his heart is so pure and kind.
2. Rodney is a mischievous man.
Part of the reasons that make Rodney wonderful is that he is always up to something… sometimes it drives me a little nuts too. I love hearing all the off-the-wall stories of when he was kid, his mom tells them the best! He was the little boy that always was “up to something”, never any intention to do harm, he just loved being sneaky and into everything. Even to this day, he gets this sparkle in his eye at the thought of something adventurous. My sweet kid at heart.
3. Rodney is hilarious.
Have you ever heard Rodney really, really, really laugh? Oh, it’s the best. It makes me laugh just thinking about it. His sense of humor can be so whacky sometimes that I don’t know if I even get it… then again my sense of humor is like my Dad’s and most people don’t get it either. But Rodney has this way of finding humor in the silly stuff, that when I get to my point of “too serious” he has this awesome way of making me “laugh at the little stuff” and let it go, and before you know it. The laughing and fun begins!
4. Rodney is brilliant.
No really, he will deny this, but he is so smart. I remember thinking that after one of the first few times we hung out. He’s so smart in so many ways. I love to watch him “think through an issue”. He does it so well. He’s very creative and comes up with these great ideas that often make me stop and think “wow, he’s so talented.” I love having deep conversations about him and really picking his brain and listening to all that he has stored in there. He may not agree with this either, but he really has this eagerness to learn more about things that he’s passionate about. He’s always finding ways to become better at what he’s doing and creating excellence from that. He doesn’t settle, he’s always striving for better.
5. The way Rodney loves me.
I know it sounds a little cheesy, but really. He’s so honoring. He compliments me, not just in the “oh you look nice” kind of way, but he picks out things about myself that I don’t even recognize. He’s supportive, and understanding. He encourages me and praises me for the good things I’ve accomplished and helps me understand the confusing things in my life, that half the time I know I make up in my head. He deeply cares about the littlest things for me and wishes wonderful things for the both of us throughout life. I feel safe with Rodney, safe in the sense that my heart trusts him wholly, and I know that God has blessed me by putting Rodney in my life.
These are just a few of the reasons that I think make Rodney wonderful.