Anniversary Eve – A Time of Reflection
Have you ever looked back on your life and wondered why you made certain decisions? I know I have. But the decision I made to marry my wonderful husband is not one of those. Our love has changed over the years – we are no longer the young couple we were when we met.
Keep reading for 10 reasons my love for my husband has grown since we got married.
- He is calm. I am not. We both knew this from the beginning. He balances me and helps me to stay calm (I can’t say it always works :)). He is my rock. While I cry and yell – he talks calmly. Opposites attract – this is proof.
- He loves deeply. We say I love you multiple times a day but its the little actions that really show his love. He hugs and snuggles. He shares his blanket with me. He does a million little things that all show his love. The words are nice but feeling enveloped in his love is even better.
- He gets me. We have inside jokes and things that only we understand. One look and he knows what I’m thinking. He reads my facial expressions and knows my mood.
- He is a great father. Watching him with the kids makes my heart happy. Right now they love watching him play Mario on the Wii – I love looking in and seeing the three of them snuggled together on the couch.
- He is a great provider. He allows me to stay at home with the kids – something I always dreamed of doing. He works hard to provide me this opportunity and I appreciate it tremendously. I get to hug and kiss my kids when they go to school and when they come home and I love it!
- He is a caring son. He takes them to the doctor, helps them when they have computer problems, really anything they need he will do. This again underlines how important family is to him.
- He makes me feel attractive. Feeling that sense of attraction is important especially after being together for years, having two babies and health problems.
- He makes me a priority. Most nights we put the kids to bed and sit and watch tv together. We still go on dates (not as often by any means) but usually at least once a month. Its nice to be a grownup and have full conversations without acting as a referee or screaming.
- He treats me as a partner. Any major decisions in our family are made together. We are a team and have each others backs.
- He dreams with me. We plan for the future – we dream of vacations and retirement and grandbabies! This element of our lives never went away. I think it is an important way for us to connect..
On our wedding day he included the following Bible verse in his vows to me:
“Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (Corinthians 13:4-7)
He has been true to this and is the best partner I could ask for. I am thankful to have him in my life and look forward to spending the rest of our lives together. The best decision I have made was to marry this man.