I’ve always been a compulsive person.  I LOVE playing Settlers and no matter how many times I ask my husband to play with me, he always smiles and says yes.  We play nearly every Saturday and Sunday morning.  We often play in the evening after Rose goes to sleep.  I’m not sure that he likes playing as much as I do but I do know that he loves me enough to never say no to me.  That’s a pretty amazing husband.  It’s the little things that he does that let me know he care about me and wants me to be happy.

There are few things that are as pure as your child’s laughter.  I especially love it when it’s because she’s laughing at my husband.  Rose loves her dad and thinks he’s so funny.  He loves jiggling her, tickling her and making silly faces to make her giggle.  I love watching the two of them together and I know how special my husband is and how blessed Rose is to have a dad who loves her so much.

I know it’s not easy to make a girl feel special but that doesn’t stop my husband from trying.  He’ll try to imagine what I’d like or enjoy and tries to make it happen for me.  Even if it isn’t always the perfect gift, the thought always makes me feel like a lucky wife and a special lady.  I love that my husband listens to me and really cares about how I feel.  I think it takes a real and strong man to do that.  He sacrifices so much for me and I appreciate it.

Anytime my husband and I go through a rough patch, we’ll have a serious heart-to-heart and decide to make things better going forward.  Not only am I thankful that we have such great communication and that he gives us this much energy, but that he genuinely wipes the slate clean and tries harder going forward.

It gives me hope and great joy knowing that he and I can go through the worst of circumstances and come out the other end stronger and more in love and more together than before.  That gives me such a great sense of peace and that’s what lets me know our marriage is built to last!

My husband makes me burn!  Yes, cause he’s so sexy but also because he builds me fires in the fireplace when it’s cold.  And this year, he actually trekked into the forest to cut down all the wood himself.  Not only did he sacrifice a Saturday to do this but also a ton of muscles too!  Man it takes a lot of strength to bring home tons of wood AND then to chop it into fireplace ready pieces.  I love that he’s a real man who isn’t afraid to do real man things.  He never complains and he works so hard to get the job done and done right.

I have a lot of respect for his work ethic and his willingness to get dirty so our family can have warm toasty nights by the fire.  Thanks honey!

That’s right ladies.  My husband works so hard so I can stay at home and be a wife and mom to our family full time.  That means it’s my job to take care of our house and make sure that it runs smoothly.  But sometimes, when I’m feeling a bit down or a bit sleepy, he’ll take his precious time off and clean the house for me.  This never goes unnoticed or unappreciated.  I think it’s sweet that he helps me in this way sometimes especially since he doesn’t have to.

I love him so much and I love that he appreciates me not for my house cleaning skills but for me as a person.  And allowing me to sleep or return to a happy state by helping me out, shows me that he loves me!

How special is it to have a husband that actually pays attention in church and comes away feeling energized and renewed?  Amazing!  My husband always takes to heart the messages he hears at church and it’s like jump starting our family love every Sunday morning.  I love that’s the kind of man he is and it inspires me to have the same attitude!  I respect that he isn’t afraid to take walk in feeling frustrated and leave feeling joyful.  It takes a big man to do that even when it’s not the easiest thing to do!

I love him so much!

And this is no small thing! He tiptoes around in the morning getting ready in the dark all for the hope that I might keep sleeping.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but he always tries.  I love this about him.  It’s so sweet.  And even though it’s simple, it also lets me know that he wakes up every morning and thinks about me.  That’s a pretty amazing husband and I’m blessed that he’s all mine!

That’s right, my husband is a hot, buff, mountain man.  Okay, well he wishes the mountain part but he’s still gruff and strong and sexy. He can lift practically anything and it amazes me how much stamina and perseverance he has.   He can outstrip young bucks in their 20’s.  And I’m proud of him.  He works hard physical health.  He exercises nearly everyday and I really respect that about him.  I wish I could be more like him in that way.

It’s no secret that I am an extreme person with big ups and big downs.  I have big ideas and sometimes even bigger letdowns.  I love that my husband, despite not being like this at all, tries to be understanding with me.  It’s amazing that he supports me through everything.  I love him so much and I’m so lucky that he’s the man I get to walk next to through life!