Today, Mark and I celebrate 6 years of marriage. 7 moves, 6 pregnancies, 4 losses, 2 babes that don’t sleep, and a lot of growing pains later, we are still going. Here in the trenches of parenting littles, work, and school, this marriage thing is not easy. It can be difficult to remember why we love each other. That doesn’t happen to you does it?! Wink, wink! Over the past few weeks, I strived to intentionally take note of the things my guy does that remind me of that love. I’m embarrassed to say, that there is plenty I have been overlooking and taking for granted. The list below is just a few of the things I noticed.
| He plugs in my tablet and phone when they are dead or the battery is low. (ALL. THE. TIME.)
| He PLAYS with our boys.
| He makes me laugh, usually, with cheesy jokes or lame puns. But they get to me. I’m laughing as I type this. Haha!
| He changes diapers without being asked.
| He is always willing to stop at the store when he leaves work at 10p so I don’t have to run a quick errand with two boys in tow.
| He watches The Office with me and can’t stop at just one episode either.
| He lets me sleep in.
| He has such a willingness to change for the better. It humbles me in my stubbornness.
| He brings me my coffee that I heated back up in the microwave and forgot about.
| He is a present and involved dad.
| He misses the boys on date night, like me.
| He does more than his fair share of housework.
| He keeps up with our cars. I literally never have to think about anything to do with car maintenance. Just the way I like it. Ha!
| He compliments me all the time. Whether I have done fancy makeup or have no makeup on, whether my hair is done or I have bedhead.
| He supports my creative ventures 100%.
Creating this list has been sooo encouraging, but humbling at the same time. I’ve got it pretty good, don’t you think?! Will you join me as I continue to be intentional in noticing the great things about my spouse?! I challenge you to make a list like this for yourself this week. Is there anything that you have been overlooking? Let me know below!
I know what you’re thinking. “Who let a couple of babies get married?!” I agree. Ha! But, I was 22 and he was 24, so no laws were broken, for you worry warts! Ha!