I’ve just gotta say this about my bride…

There are so many good things for me to celebrate about my bride, Sherri Peterson​.

paul and sherri kissing

Today I’m especially smitten by how she looks. She is beautiful. Not just the inward beauty that anyone can/should have… but also an outward beauty. In modern parlance, she is a “hotty”!

It’s not that she “looks good for having 6 kids”.

Nope. She just looks good!

Her secret is rather simple… but not easy.

She is careful with what she eats, though not extreme. She will, from time to time, enjoy a bit of “junk” with the rest of us mortals, but on the whole she is mindful of what she eats.

Sherri pays attention to what our family eats. Lots of lean meat, vegetables, and fruits… and tons of water.

Don’t get me wrong, we can CRUSH a cheesecake, and make a pizza disappear before Joey McPeek even knew it was there, but on a normal basis it’s clean and natural (as the budget will allow).

Then there’s this…

She exercises. Three times per week the lovely and talented Mrs. Peterson enters Brutal Iron Gym and puts her body through a rigorous workout! I know because she tells me how sore she is for the next three days! 😉

Here’s the thing about my bride…

She’s as busy as anyone I know.

She has six kids of her own PLUS she babysits 1-3 children per day! It’s not uncommon to have a dozen or more kids in our house counting our kids, friends, and babysiting kids!

She gets up early and doesn’t stop til’ late. Every day:

  • the kids are properly groomed
  • 3 healthy meals and two snacks are served
  • things are picked up and put away
  • problems are solved
  • people are transported where they need to go
  • She graciously tolerates my primitive advances
  • She closes down our house every night with peace and love
  • AND she does much of this on her own as I am busy working as a pastor and personal trainer!

Sherri is constantly on the go yet maintains an internal and external beauty that is breathtaking.

I love working, loving, parenting, troubleshooting, fighting, and living with her. After almost 18 years of marriage this girl still makes my knees week and my heart beat faster.

There are tons of excuses she could offer for not caring for herself… for living in sweatpants and hair curlers… for being 5x the woman she used to be. She offers none. She simply gets up every day and makes the extra effort and for that I just have to say…

Mrs. Peterson… I love you, and today I celebrate and honor you for the way you keep yourself. Thank you for caring about this part of your life.

One thought on “I’ve just gotta say this about my bride…

  1. Yes lets celebrate the Lovely and talented Mrs. Peterson. I agree with you 100%, she is just LOVELY! The one thing i admire most about Sherri is she is mindful and thorough in all she does. She takes her time with her relationships, herself, and her home. She wants things done right, and she wants life meaningful! She has a spirit of gratitude, she barely complains, and when she does its for good reason. She is an amazing Mom! She is always around to care for her children. She is a committed wife, and just loves her some Paul! She is a true friend, and I miss her terribly!! I just love her. I love that even tho miles apart we continue to make our friendship work!
    I have to add her taking care of herself, rubs off on people. Especially if your on a beach in a bikini with her! You tend to ask yourself, She had six kids, I have had 1 less than her, Whats my excuse?? Sherri doesn’t have one, well I better not either. She is an absolute inspiration in more ways than i can mention!
    Miss Sherri, I just think your a wonderful friend and I am so thankful you continue to make an effort to take care of yourself for your family, your friends, and well…… For yourself on that beach in that bikini, you Rock it sister! xoxo

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