BE MY VALENTINE
Today is Valentine's Day. Dave has to work for the first time in decades. His company is implementing a new computer system next month, and he had to "scrub" data. I guess scrubbing data is better than scrubbing toilets! Anyway, a post by Gail Hyatt (http://gailbhyatt.wordpress.com/) reminded me of the one thing I see missing in so many marriages. Encouragement. Every couple goes through some struggles when they're first learning to live together. As wives we can either choose to accept and love our husbands as they are or try to change them (which never works!).
There are so many things I love about my husband. I love the way he goes to work to support me even when he's sick (like he was today). I love the way he says "I love you," dozens of times a day. I love the way he still likes to nuzzle my neck. He's a man of God and cares about growing in his faith and leading our family by example. He can fix anything and doesn't roll his eyes when I want something different done around the house. (Okay, he might roll his eyes a LITTLE, but he smiles and does it anyway.) I love the way he adores our little Alexa. She is already Poppy's girl. He loves our kids and is quick to help them in any way he can. I love his integrity. I love his height. He's a tall guy. Love how it makes me feel small when I'm not. :-) Most of all, I just love the guy and can't imagine my life without him.
So here's your chance to encourage your husband. Name some things you really love about him. Forget about the way he squeezes the toothpaste in the middle or leaves his socks on the floor.
Labels: love, Marriage, Valentine's Day