I’m celebrating my husband today.
10. He doesn’t pressure me about housework.
Early in our marriage this wasn’t the case. I’ll never forget the day he took off the pressure about our house. (I’ve never claimed to be a good housekeeper!) He realized his comments negatively affected our relationship – and he apologized. That one thing changed our marriage.
9. He provides well.
Not only does he provide well, he works hard. He works with integrity. I respect him immensely. I know he puts his all into his work and is a valuable employee. Yet, he leaves work at work. I’m so proud of him!
8. He laughs.
… and when he laughs we all laugh! My husband laughs with gusto. So much so, it’s been known to scare children. No matter what, it always makes other people laugh. He comes from a long line of great laughers. While I’m more of a silent laugher, he roars.
7. He listens.
When I need to talk, he puts down the phone, pauses the TV, and stops everything to listen. I know he hears me. I know he WANTS to get what I’m saying. He hears me to my heart.
6. He understands.
Well… he tries. I’m not sure I even understand me, but he sits and engages in the conversation until he gets pretty close.
5. He lets me be me and supports me.
No matter what harebrained idea I come up with, he supports me. Sometimes he supports me by showing me now’s not the right time for my idea, but he does it with an attitude of support. He’s the first to tell me he believes in me. When I doubt myself, he cheers me on and gives me focus. He doesn’t give up on me!
4. He is loyal.
Sometimes loyal to a fault, if that’s possible. Once he’s your friend, he’s there. Unwavering. Not just with friends ! Soon he’ll celebrate 20 years with the same company. What a remarkable feat. When we said our vows, he meant forever.I don’t ever doubt that. There are also some old T-shirts he’s pretty loyal to… but we’re working on that.
3. He fathers well.
I look at my kids and wonder how they turned out so great. Then I look at him, and how he treats them, and I know. My kids are great because they have a great daddy. A daddy who loves them fiercely. A daddy who respects them. A daddy who spends time with them. A daddy who shows them the Father’s love. When I see him loving on them, I fall more in love with him.
2. He loves the Lord.
My husband grew up with an incredible spiritual legacy. He’s passing it onto our kids. Through the years, it’s been incredible to watch my husband step up into the role of spiritual leader in our family. This past year he’s stepped up in a stronger way than I’ve seen in our marriage. This year brought much growth spiritually and I stand amazed at all God is doing is his life.
1. He truly loves me.
Without a doubt I know he loves me. He sees me for who I am. With all my flaws. In all my inadequacies. And he still loves me. He doesn’t just love me, he loves me well. And I love him. Totally. Completely. Love.
I LOVE my husband! Ten doesn’t even touch my list! He is the patient one in the family. How he stays sane with five women under one roof amazes me. He keeps me grounded. I could go on and on about the many ways this man amazes me. I am so thankful for him. Deep to my inmost being I’m thankful and love him.
What about you? Make your own top 10 list!