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Celebrate him

January 9, 2013

Filed in: Personal

Growing up, I feel like I wasn’t raised around the happiest of couples.  One was always complaining about the other or there were always little jabs.  Sadly, I got used to it, and frankly, marriage got a bad rep in my mind.  I can only think of one married couple that I thought were perfect together.  As you might expect, they are still in love.  They have always had respect for one another and are still married today.  She is his high school sweetheart, and they’ve been through LIFE together.  I love “them.”

From college and on, I never dated just to date.  I dated to find a man that I could fall deeply in love with.  A love so deep, I would never want to climb out of it.  After several tries, I knew I found my husband.  We make a fantastic team and partnership, and that’s been proved to me over and over again since the latest addition of our little Charlie.  I have also found that in my adult life, I’m surrounded by like-minded couples.  Husbands and wives who truly respect each other and care deeply for the other’s well-being…mentally, emotionally, physically.  In this blog post, I want to celebrate the wonderful things that husbands do for their darling wives.

So, let’s hear it for the man in your life.  Celebrate him.

The one who knows how to fix things.
………………… remembers to change the air filter.
………………… caresses your back or plays with your hair while you fall asleep.
………………… picks up your favorite ice cream on his way home from work.
…………………, each week, builds you a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  Each one hand-picked.
………………… bakes you sugar cookies at the moment you mention that you’re craving something sweet.
………………… fills up your gas-tank and washes your car so that you don’t have to.
………………… takes the kids out when you need to get work done.
………………… writes you a letter for each day that he’s away on travel.
………………… takes time off from work so he can help you with your newborn baby.
………………… is the true definition of “partner.”
………………… buys you the house of your dreams.
………………… tells you, “You’re too hot for me.”
………………… builds you a custom closet.
………………… leaves notes in your travel bag and laptop.
………………… will always jump at the chance of making your favorite meal.
………………… takes care of morning duties so you can sleep in.
………………… has your Keurig mug waiting for you downstairs.
………………… plans dates.
………………… finds something special and unusual for you two to do together.
………………… will still help you unload the dishwasher even though he’s running late.
………………… says, “We’ll get through it babe.  I love you.”
………………… takes care of your heart in every single way.
………………… takes care of your body in every single way.
………………… installs a new wood floor in your bedroom while you’re away.
………………… in his sleepy voice, rolls over and says, “can I cuddle you like this?” as he nuzzles his face into the back of your neck.  Melt.

A few of these are my own experience, and most are from facebook friends that I polled.  I absolutely adored reading each story.  I’m so incredibly happy to hear about all the love that surrounds my friends each and every day.

My favorite recent photo from the holidays of me with my husband.  (iPhone photo)

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