Before I start enlightening you all on the subject of my husband, I thought I'd give you an update on some of the issues we have been dealing with.
Dinah, my cat, is still missing. I've pretty much given up hope, but not entirely.
We think the rabbit is still hiding in the pile of junk behind our shed, but it has been several days since we have seen it.
We heard from the insurance and they are going to cover my car being fixed. That is a huge answer to prayer, because the final estimate from the mechanic was VERY expensive. My car needs a new, um, engine. So needless to say, we are very blessed that the insurance is going to pay for it. It will probably be another week and a half to two weeks before it is fixed, but at least we know that the end is in sight and it will be paid for. Praise the Lord!
Now, on to the interesting topic of my husband, Joshua Dawson Carlin. There is about a million and one interesting things about him, but I'll narrow it down to 5 or 6.
1. He loves animals.
If you don't know us, or don't know us well, then you don't know that we have had a ton of different pets over the past few years. Chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, cats, an iguana, a tarantula, sugar gliders, mice, a hamster, turtles, rabbits, and fish. That pretty much covers it. Josh and I both have always been animal lovers. But he has been the one that has done the majority of actually caring for all these animals. He truely has a sensitive heart for them and does a great job caring for them.
Once, when we lived in our first house, I was in the bathroom getting out of the tub. The window in the bathroom went out to the back yard and the rabbit hutch was close to this window. As I was getting out of the tub I heard Josh in the back yard talking intently to someone. When I peaked out the window to see who it was I saw Josh standing there holding a bunny and talking to her as he was petting her. It was so sweet. That is typical Josh when it comes to animals.
2. He is hilarious.
His sense of humor is how he won me over. He is always making me laugh. He can find the humor in just about every situation. Even now, when we bicker he usually ends up being so funny that I can't help but get over what ever it was that I was irritated about.
3. He has two brothers.
If you knew that Carlin boys then that in itself would be enough said. But if you don't then I will try to explain. Josh and his brothers are all three very much alike, yet very different. They are all funny and love to laugh, but with there own sense of humor. When you get the three of them together there is NEVER a dull moment. I am always asking myself how my mother-in-law survived them growing up. I think I would of died from exhaustion. Cliff and Jan(my in-laws), did a great job raising them because they all three would do anything for anybody, they are great dads, and all around good people. You haven't lived until you have had a Sunday afternoon at the Carlin's with all three brothers there in full swing.
4. He loves life.
Josh loves to experience different things. He loves to have fun. He used to ride dirt bikes and bmx bikes. He loves fishing and flying. He plays with the kids like he is one. In his early 20's he broke his ankle doing skateboard tricks for the neighbor kid. He just loves to play. I love that about him.
5. He plays the guitar.
If you know me you know that is enough to make me smile.
6. He is a peacemaker.
He doesn't like conflict or fighting. Maybe that is why he is so funny when I'm irritated with him. ha!
I hope now you know a little more about him and what a great guy that he is than you did before.