Not just because the timing is so fitting with Thanksgiving around the corner, but I think I want to dedicate one post a year to why I am thankful for my husband. The hardworking, bear-hugging, goofy, encouraging and most loving man I’ve known. As well as give a little #tbt to some pictures from our engagement shoot nearly 3 years ago!
Granted, gosh – I’ll be thanking him today for coming home from work after a 12 hour day and 60+ hour week to drain, dismantle and unclog our kitchen sink for the Nth time this year (our pipes are old – old house – the struggle’s real). And there’s far more to thank him for – as I probably do not say it enough, when I should.
But I want him to know how much I appreciate him for the things he probably would never imagine hearing – or maybe on the inside he is screaming, “YES! FINALLY!” There’s more than enough reasons to be thankful for your husband. As we tend to outweigh the bad over the good at times – the good in our marriage can somehow be pushed onto the back burner. So here are my few of many reasons I am thankful for my husband, and reasons you should be thankful for yours, too.
To My Husband, My Rock – I Am So Thankful For You
Reasons I Am Thankful For My Husband, & Why You should Be Thankful For Yours
You know just how to handle my (few too many) crazy, crazy moments
I’m over-analytical, complicated – oh boy – and moody at times. This includes my unpredictable hangry, hormonal and imbalanced, tired and cranky side, as well as my overwhelmed, anxious and stressed out interior. Still with not a clue why half the time in the first place.
You somehow keep your composure, or let it all slip your mind – I don’t know how you do it. Maybe you happen to just be trying to relieve me of it all – by loving me more through it. Or maybe it does completely bug you in the moment – I understand – but I thank you. I thank you for still seeing me, loving me and being patient with me through my crazy moments.
You are undeniably compassionate and selfless
For all the days you literally left the house just to come back in order to surprise me with flowers, and Dunkin coffee – which, thank you for having memorized and knowing just how I like it.
I should add attentive in that sub-title as well.
For all the times we’ve spent on the usual back and forth decision on where or what to eat, or simply what I make for dinner – you give me the upper hand each and every time.
And for all the little things you do – I see them, I do – as you load up the kayaks and suggest I wait in the car so I’m not eaten alive by mosquitoes, saving me the last piece of dessert, taking out and bringing in the trash (because if it’s me – I’ll forget), or bringing the grocery cart back and carrying in the heavy bags of groceries. Those might be such minuscule, even silly things – but they’re consistent, and the actions speak volumes to me. Thank you for treating me like your queen, and being the man I always dreamed of.
You’re playfulness, when I definitely suck at it sometimes
I know you’re either laughing, or smiling in “Ah-ha!”, dearest hubs. This one isn’t given enough credit, because of the countless times I have said “You’re always joking around!”, and wanting to see more of your “serious” side. Yeah, yeah, yeah – because of you I now ask myself, “Would I rather him not be funny, goofy, or fun?”
When, in truth, your playfulness brings me back down to earth and keeps my head on straight – especially in my moments of crazy or stress. I guess you could say you’re my natural dose of Xanax – but in a good way! So thank you – even for the too-early-in-the-morning bear hugs, too.
Our mutual, weird quirks that nobody on this earth would deem as sane
From our special voices of the dogs, to even having full on first person conversations using them. Our taste in humor seems to align so well that it’s actually scary. And I think that all the time – that there’s no way I could ever be this person with anyone else. I have never been able to fully and completely be me, myself and I with anyone as I am with you.
Because of that, you feel like home to me. Your presence as you walk into the door after each long day at work – it’s a new, inviting energy that fills the air. It brings me comfort more than you probably know. I thank you for filling up my life with the warmth of your energy, and being my person I can call home.
13 Simple Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Husband
He’s a great provider, & works hard to provide
He’s encouraging & motivating; a superb support system
He listens, willingly listens, to you (even when you’re venting)
He not only tells you everything you want to hear; he backs it up in actions
He knows just how to make you laugh, & brighten your bad days
He makes an honest effort to help out around the house, even if it’s not enough sometimes
He handles certain responsibilities (bills, taxes, retirement plan, etc.), when you haven’t got a clue how
He makes you the priority in his life; and shows it
He is compromising, understanding & empathetic
He tells you to splurge on yourself, to do something for you, because he knows you deserve it
He tells you how beautiful you are to him, daily
He mans tasks around the house, gets them done, or attempts at being Mr. Fix-It
He gives you meaningful quality time, & makes time to give it
There are so many more reasons to be thankful for your husband, in good times and in the bad. What are some reasons you are thankful for your husband?