Friday, January 16, 2009

My Husband Rocks! Friday

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!


Lisa said...

What a wonderful husband!! And I get what you mean about cold, the wind chill here this morning is -1!! For us southerners, that is COLD.

Lisa Q

Anonymous said...

Hey Sister!

We are having a heat wave down here. The temp is all the way up to 12!


Love you,

P.S. Sorry I'm posting as "anonymous."

Katy Lin :) said...

how thoughtful of him to offer Starbucks when you need it the most! i love the kiss challenge! i'm totally going for it, too! :)

to make your button work on your sidebar, you'll have to save a second copy of the pic at a smaller size, it looks like 250 px wide should work for your sidebar (if you use photobucket, their resize option should do this for you, then just save a copy so the one in your post will stay the current size) then put the link for the smaller pic into the button code

Monica said...

It is always a good reminder on how to be a better wife. I know I've made my fair share of mistakes.

Reborn said...

What an awesome generous wife tip!

I can't believe I haven't commented on this post yet. Your blog is the one that led me to the "My Husband Rocks" link in the first place!

Thanks so much, this has been a great experience. I even e-mailed my hubby what I wrote about him... a little bit embarassing but I think he'll like it!

Susie Harris said...

Thanks Heather! If you ever have the time to just sit and read... Visit Kelly. You too will fall in love with her~