I know a lot of people may read this series and think, “Isn’t every husband supposed to be that way?” or, “Shouldn’t every husband do those things?” and the answer to both of those questions is definitely YES! But the overwhelming fact is that just because they should doesn’t mean they are (or do). However, even if every husband in the world possessed the characteristics they are expected to, that still wouldn’t dilute my appreciation of my own husband. It wouldn’t change the way he makes me feel, nor would it take away from my assumed necessity to express it.
Barry works hard. He lives in the middle of the ocean with 200 other men on a floating platform drilling for oil in 10,000 feet of water for 28 days… then he comes home and goes grocery shopping, helps keep the house clean, fixes fences, cooks dinner while I’m at boot camp, repairs random things around the house, ensures that maintenance is done on our vehicles, says lunch at the school with the kids, coaches on Tre’s football team, takes the kids to school, goes to the gym almost daily and still manages to find the time and energy to spoil his wife. My husband takes care of home in every way.
I love him for that.
What’s This Series About Anyway??
I believe that strong marriages rely on three key elements:
- Love – unconditional
- Communication – uninterrupted
- Affirmation – uninhibited
Everything else stems from how healthy the couple is in those three areas. Because of this, I’ve started communicating my love for my husband through weekly affirmations… those simple statements of truth that let him know I see all the ways he expresses his love for me. I’ve written a lot about what kind of wife I am and how I love and support my husband. This is the other side of that :)
Read them all by clicking here: What I’m Loving!