Josh Husmann – {my amazing husband}

It’s time for me to brag about my hubby Josh!

What a crazy ride we have been on together  this year! Moving to Indiana from California, starting Mercy Road, at least 3 trips to the emergency room, 1 Leukemia scare with Jake, everything we have endured with Jaxton and now the joys of potty training!

I can easily say that watching Josh through all we have been through has made me fall more in love with him. As you look at the pictures above the love that he has for Jaxton is so obvious. It’s not masked or covered, hidden or quieted. It’s a love that is profound, emotional & proud. He loves Jaxton and Jake with his whole heart and was not shy about showing it. In our 4 years of marriage I had never seen a tear fall from Josh’s eyes. Not because he isn’t emotional or that he is hard hearted, but simply because he takes stock in what to cry over. I have learned to understand this about Josh. The night Jaxton passed away I saw my husband cash in on that stock and cry tears of sorrow for the first time. I know the depth of love and pain that were colliding within him at that very moment and that has brought us closer together. I can lean on my husband, cry to him, talk to him, just simply being with him makes life seems better. He is the most amazing man I have ever met.

Josh is a man who is passionate about bringing people to a closer relationship to God. Since learning the extreme complexities of life through Jaxton’s chromosomes, it has made us value life and relationships in a different way. I have seen how Josh wants them to love their maker & creator in a whole new way. His passion has been renewed by our experience in knowing we will in fact see Jaxton in heaven one day. The promise of heaven and living for eternity with Jesus is more tangible in a way that wasn’t as clear before. I love his love for our Lord!

Josh is an amazing dad to Jake. He knows how to play and laugh with him like only a daddy could do. He is nurturing with  Jake and helps him grow in his journey with God. He initiates prayers and reads bible stories to him. I LOVE seeing them love each other!

When it came time to make tough decisions about Jaxton, he did not let the Doctor push him around. I respect him fighting for our son’s life the best he could! Even the doctors would admit that we put up a good fight for him and did EVERYTHING we could to save him. We admit that it was far beyond “comfort care” and well into “heroic care” because we saw Jaxton as a part of our family and was not going to just let him go with out digging our heals into the ground a bit!

I love the husband and father Josh is and I admire and respect him more everyday.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nena Amaral on March 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your heart about the man you love, your friend, the father of your children, and the passionate man of God that Josh is. Your words about him make me appreciate my husband

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  2. Posted by Amanda on March 29, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    you guys are an amazing family!

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  3. You have an amazing man. ❤ you guys.

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  4. Posted by Danielle Viramontes on March 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    You two are amazing!!

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  5. You both are amazing parents and I definitely agree that Josh is a phenomenal dad. Seeing how focused he was on loving Jaxton – from the moment he was born, wanting to hold his hand while they intubated him, everything was just wonderful to watch. Having the chance to see all of Jaxtons first few hours, and being there many hours during his two weeks here, I saw how both of you loved him so much and showed him that – and how you love him still.
    Marriage is such a blessing and I’m so glad you and Josh have each other 🙂
    Love you guys 🙂

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  6. Posted by Cathy on March 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I love how much you love and appreciate Josh. Too often adversity rips couples apart. I’m sure if this was Josh’s blog, he would be saying the very same thing about you, Lisa! Still praying for you all! And now that you are potty training, you’ll need extra prayers!! 😉

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  7. Posted by Mom/Joyce on March 29, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    And his dad and I think he’s a pretty awesome SON, too! Thank you, Lisa, for sharing these thoughts and for supporting Josh in everything he does. We love all of you!

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