My husband and I have known each other for 22 years. Crazy, I know! We haven’t always been a hot item though. We met when I was in the second grade. He was in the fourth grade. How we met was by fate really. His fourth grade class was paired with my second grade class for the reading buddy program. Being the boy crazy 8 year old that I was there was no doubt that I picked the cutest boy in the bunch as my reading buddy – James.

As years went on we lost touch, we met again through a mutual friend when I was in the grade 10. Lost touch again when said friend tried to date me. When I was in grade 12, I noticed that James was invited to university kegger that I had also been invited too by evite. I took a chance and sent him an email. I wanted to know his take on how things went down in the years prior. One thing led to another and we started dating. 5 years after that we got married. Another 5 years after that we now have our dream house, 2 kids, a dog and are more in love than ever.
Don’t let our love and happiness fool you though. No relationship is perfect. Our relationship does have it’s flaws. More recently… you could say our house has been deemed the “let’s see how quickly I can test my significant other’s patience” house. Seriously. It feels like all we do is bicker. It happens. Every relationship hits bumps in the road. It molds who we are. It shapes how we grow. I like to think that some times these bumps in the road evolve out of passion. Could you imagine if there was a time where nothing about your partner ever annoyed you?! I surely can’t.
Aside from all the little annoyances and my husband’s quirks, he is pretty amazing. I really should let him know that more often. I know I don’t do it often enough. I get so caught up in the everyday. It doesn’t even phase me that while sure we have been together for 10 years, it doesn’t change the fact that I should continually express my love for James.

There is so much I love about him, in fact. Here’s some of the reasons I love my husband to name a few:
  1. He gets my sarcastic humour and doesn’t let it get under his skin. Many people don’t understand it and confuse my sarcastic humour for being a snarky bitch. He gets it though and plays along. I love that. It adds fun to our relationship.
  2. He is an amazing Dad. He lets me sleep in on the weekends. He handles a good majority of the nightly wake-up coos and cries for attention by the littles. He puts the kids to bed at night. Did I mention he is an awesome hands on Dad?!?
  3. He tolerates my obsessive, over-the-top need to always have a clean house. Yes, I am guilty of nagging him for the mess he makes. You never here a complaint though when I clean the  house without asking for his help. He just offers sincere gratitude.
  4. He does the laundry. The one chore I absolutely hate. He does.
  5. His idea of cooking dinner is take-out. Usually if he is the one that needs to “cook” dinner, it is  because I have had a bad day or just feel under the weather. He knows that I crave comfort food in those situations. Who doesn’t?! He loves to see that my cravings are satisfied. Huge brownie points, if you ask me!
  6. He is the provider of our family. He works so hard to see that we can live the lifestyle that we do. I am a stay-at-home Mom, and he nor I would want it any other way. 
  7. He is my best friend. Seriously. He know everything about me. Probably more than I even know about myself. With him I can just let my hair down and be myself without feeling judged. 
  8. He is lover of public intimacy. Not the racy, get a room kind… Rather the oh-look-how-cute they are high school kind. You know… holding hands. Snuggling at the movies. That kind.
  9. His eyes. They’re an amazing bodily feature of his. He has this one look. Damn – it makes me melt. It gives me butterflies. The look just screams how much he loves me.
  10. He texts me sweet nothings over the day just to let me know he is thinking of me. Sometimes even when we are sitting beside each other on the couch. He is a comedian that one, but I love it.
  11. He never rolls his eyes or complains when we listen to my iPod playlist when travelling in the car together. Never. 
  12. He took me to the Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake Justified Stripped Concert in 2003. He’s a trooper. 
  13. He’s hot. Enough said.
  14. He supported my weight loss journey. Without his motivating cheers and encouragement, I don’t think I could have lost the 60 pounds that I did in 2012.
  15. He always tells me I’m beautiful. I may be sporting my worst bed head with no make-up and grungy lounge wear, but that doesn’t hold him back from reminding me of just how sexy he thinks I am.
At the end of the day, I could babble on and on telling you the reasons why I love my husband. He’s an amazing, passionate guy. Not only that he is level-headed. Without him I would surely be lost. Sure he may have his flaws, but that’s what makes him, him and I love that!
What do you love about your spouse?

1 Comment on 15 Reasons Why I Love My Husband

  1. Sue2Sueper
    January 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm (5 years ago)

    That’s awesome! It really is. I feel many similar things, been married 20 yrs now.

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