This week, Katy Lin prompted us to come up with two things, no matter how our week has been. First, she asked us to remember at least one thing our husband did or said in the past week that reminded us why we love him. And it made me giggle when I realized what the first thing was that I came up with. But seriously, it did remind me why I love him. Let me 'splain.
It is stinkin' cold here. Our average temperature in winter around Memphis is 40 degrees. Right now the wind chill is 5. That would be f.i.v.e. as in single digit 5. Five. I know for people who live up north and in the Midwest, 5 is nothing. Like right now, it's what, -80 in North Dakota? So I'm good with at least positive numbers. Tonight, I was shopping at Hancock's while Sound Man and Kiddo did their own manly shopping at Sportsman's Warehouse when my phone rang. Expecting Sound Man to tell me to cut my shopping short, I answered the phone. Instead of telling me to come out to the cold, cold van, my sweet, thoughtful, precious husband uttered these words that caused my heart to leap for joy: "You want a Venti Decaf White Chocolate Mocha?" Oh, the bliss.
Okay, so I'm being silly, but seriously, it does make me so thankful that my sweet husband knew exactly what I would need to warm up after being out in the cold. He loves me so much!
The second part of her suggestion was to come up with a "Generous Wife Tip." Something that we do or would like to do more often to make our husband feel loved and respected. This I'm going to combine with another challenge that Kristen is doing over at We Are THAT Family. You may have noticed my very Valentine-y button over there on my sidebar. Kristen is challenging us to kiss our husbands with purpose every day in February. Not just a peck on the cheek, either. A lay-one-on-him-and-make-him-remember-why-he-married-you-in-the-first-place kind of kiss. So, starting February 1, I shall take it upon myself to make that sacrifice to smooch my husband every day. Bring on the chapstick!
Side note here: If anybody can tell me how to make my button over there not cut off on the side, I'd really appreciate it. Sometimes Blogger drives me nuts. ETA - Thanks, Katy Lin!
Anyway, as we approach the most romantic holiday of the year, I hope you will start thinking about ways you show your husband (or would like to show him) how much you love and respect him. Your marriage can do nothing but benefit from it!