The Top 5 Reasons I Still Love My Husband

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Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.  ~Simone Signoret

My husband and I have quite a bit of testimony behind our 21+ years together. Like most couples, we have had our ups and downs. The first 7-10 years there were a lot of downs. But, after we figured out how to follow our own set of three C’s (Christ, Communication, and Compromise) we have found that we live with much more “ups” than downs.

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.  ~Doug Larson

That doesn’t mean life is always completely grand so to speak… but it does mean we have learned to better handle what life throws at us… together. Even with his job lay off last month we have been able to calmly work out a plan and have not stressed over it a bit. We know that by putting our heads together we will achieve success in the path we have been given. That is why I still love my husband… more and more every day.

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Top 5 Reasons I Still Love My Husband

  1. He welcomes conversation. And by that I mean… he really listens to me. He hears what I am saying and then helps me work through a situation, praises my efforts, or celebrates my achievements with me. Yes, there are times in random conversations where I still have to ask, “Did you hear me?” But in those times where I need him to be there for me… he just is. That means the world to me.
  2. He has passion and drive. He is incredibly hard working. In fact, the man never stops. And when he does he passes out the second his body stops moving. Whether he is working on business or doing things around the house… he is ALWAYS going. I love that he is dedicated and passionate about everything he does and it shows in his work.
  3. He encourages me to laugh. And he laughs with me. How important is the characteristic of laughter? Not everyone can laugh WITH you. We can sit and laugh at crazy things our kids do, funny pictures we come across, or random comments made around our home. At night we talk, just the two of us, and laugh about events from the day. Whatever it may be, he can laugh at it and put a smile on his face.
  4. He fills the voids. For instance, he is a morning person. I know, that may sound like a silly reason. But, whereas I am a 3 or 4am person (a night owl in other words), he is up early with the kids. He takes our middle two girls to school and just goes and goes before I ever crawl out of bed. He and I have always been on opposite sides of the spectrum here but it works for us. One of those many times we completely level each other out. I adore him for his “spunk” in the morning. I simply do not have it.
  5. He challenges me to love him simply because he loves me. Plain and simple it is one of the most important reasons why I love him so. He taught me how to love. When I met him at 16 years old I had no idea how to love someone. This boy of 15 caught my eye and captured my heart all those years ago. He still holds it today. We make a choice each and every day to love each other. We both believe it’s a daily decision and one we know requires hard work and a passionate desire for each other to choose to fulfill each day. No one has ever controlled my emotions, touched my innermost being, or meant more to me than my husband. He is my best friend. My lover. My everything. I simply love that man.

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There you have it. My top 5. But… this is on no way an extensive list. In fact, this was just a start. And, I’m not even sure it is my “top 5” because as I wrote I thought of several more. Picking just 5 was no easy task. I adore my husband. I often tell my kids I do not see other men as being good-looking… only their daddy. Why? He is the one I love. Perhaps it is because “love is blind” but I see no greater man than the one I married. To me… he is the “Sexiest Man Alive” year after year. No doubt.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I have joined several other women for this post in sharing just why we love our husbands. Read more my following the linked button below. Happy reading!

5 Reasons I Still Love My Husband

What would be one of your top reasons for still loving your spouse today?


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  1. Absolutely LOVE this post! And I need to learn how to put together fabulous graphics like you. Thanks for reminding us all of the gift of marriage and the beauty of a friendship built to last a lifetime (and can I say, you definitely don’t look like you’re old enough to be with anyone for 21 years, let alone have 5 kids. You guys are clearly doing something right!
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  2. […] Comments 0 Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ~Simone Signoret My husband and I have quite a bit of testimony behind our 21+ years together. Like most couples, we have had …read more […]

  3. Reading this really touched me. Thanks for sharing something so personal. I’m inspired by you and your husband.
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  4. Your heartfelt words and photos create such a lovely picture of marriage! Thank you for sharing and motivating us to do better, be better for each other!
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  5. Such a sweet post! I agree, you have to be willing to take the bad with the good, and work through it, in order to make your marriage work. Not every day, or even every year, is going to be sunshine and roses. Great post!
    – Andrea
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  6. Staci!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your post… and I especially love the photo of you and your darling man. So beautiful! I can FEEL your love for each other.

    Wishing you joy, love and laughter with all your adventures… especially your marriage!

    Ande

  7. I love you blog!!!! It is so refreshing to see other wives love their hubs. 🙂 Feel free to follow me as well.
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  8. How sweet of you, I bet your husband loves you just as much as you love him. Oh! He does, and I will never stop.

  9. Good to know… and I love you to the moon and much further beyond. 😉

  10. Thanks for stopping by. And those are my thoughts exactly… it’s nice to see wive’s lifting up their husbands and not belittling them. Visiting your site soon!

  11. Thank you so much. I do adore the fact that she was able to fully capture our feelings for each other in the shot. And may we all have the same in our marriages!

  12. I think people should fully understand from the beginning that marriage takes work… every day. And when you vow for “better or worse” you must realize that the “worse” is going to come. Oh to live the dreams of the newlywed life forever. 🙂

  13. Awww… thank you. A post about my husband… well my family really… is never hard to write. They motivate me daily to be a better person. And thank you as well for reading. I love how you said… “be better for each other.” That is so very true!

  14. Thank you, Tiffany. I know I already mentioned it to you… but sharing our story keeps US inspired. Our testimony… our trials… have formed the relationship we have today. I am grateful for each day I get to wake up and love my husband again. He truly makes my world go round. 🙂

  15. LOL… thank you. Graphics are another passion. And I tell my kids often that they should marry their best friend. My husband is that and so much more to me. Our phrase is simply. “You’re my favorite.”

    And yes, 5 kids. Our oldest will be 18 in September just arrive we celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. We were high school sweethearts and I still choose to love him passionately every day. 🙂

  16. I love you two! You two really are an inspiration and one day, if you feel like sharing, I would love to hear your testimony. You two are a great inspiration!
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  17. Well, Leila… I think you have just inspired my next post with even more reasons I love my husband. I will share our testimony next. I honestly can’t believe I haven’t yet. I am so used to be open about it all that I forget that not everyone was there. 🙂

    And thank you. <3

  18. I love this. (There is a lot of love going on here!) Thanks for sharing these, it makes me SO happy when couples stick together and realize that it all starts with Christ and his love for us! Thanks, Staci!
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  19. That’s so romantic! You two look great together

  20. So very sweet!!! You two are meant to be together <3!!!!
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  21. You guys are just so darn cute. When I was texting my husband {at 2am when he was lying next to me sleeping} I was thinking about how you two will sometimes talk to/with each other on Facebook. 😉
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  22. It is amazing the transformation we discovered once we learned how to put Christ first and include Him in every aspect of our marriage. Thanks, Gena!

  23. Thanks so much. As cliche as it sounds, he “completes” me in every possible way. 🙂

  24. Thanks, Kelsey. I do believe he is the one meant for me. I was lucky to have found him so early on and grateful that we have stuck it out. 🙂

  25. LOL… another friend commented on a post yesterday about how work facing each other now (with a computer screen between us) but still talk on social media. And when we don’t want the kids to hear we text. We honestly do talk though. We laugh at our convos online and then discuss more offline. 😉

  26. Awwwww I love this. God has done such a beautiful thing with both of you…so awesome!! Greater things are yet to come girl!
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  27. Awww! Such a great post for the upcoming Valentine’s Day 🙂
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  28. I love this post 🙂 I get so upset when I see women and men trash their husband or wife. I don’t get it! It’s nice to see a post that does the opposite!
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  29. I totally love this post! Thanks for reaching out to your readers and sharing something very personal!
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  30. He has done some pretty amazing work in both of us, Marina… that is for sure. And, oh yes, greater things are still to come. I believe it! 🙂

  31. Thank you. I am glad I was asked to join the hop. I LOVE sharing about my husband and this challenged me in a new way.

  32. I agree! Don’t get me wrong, my husband can push my buttons like no other, but a public forum is not the place to discuss it. I love telling others how awesome he is though. 🙂

  33. Thank you for stopping by to read it! I hope to be able to get the courage up to write more content, emotion-filled posts in the New Year. Hopefully this is just a beginning. 🙂

  34. This is so sweet! I love that the two of you met in high school! You two are the cutest couple ever! 🙂
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  35. Carrie Phelps Says: January 11, 2013 at 5:06 am

    I love your three C’s for marriage survival! It seems divorce is now such an easy solution. I know for me laughter is one of my important recommendations for a relationship to survive. Thanks for sharing!

  36. One of my top reasons is no matter how rough it gets financially, he still does everything and anything to make me happy!

  37. This is a lovely and thoughtful post! I would also have a tough time coming up with a “top 5” for my husband.

    BTW, the quote from Simone Signoret is one of my favorite marriage quotes.
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  38. I feel like I stumbled upon a love letter from you to your husband! What a sweet and thoughtful way to express your love. 21 years is a considerable amount of time, you’re certainly an inspiration!
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  39. My hubby is like yours – a morning person… which has been a huge godsend in our house since my oldest have to be on buses before the sun rises and my toddler inherited my night owlishness… aren’t great hubby’s wonderful 🙂
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  40. I love your reasons. My man also challenges me to love him by loving me so well. I feel such satisfaction through his love that I strive to reciprocate that feeling. Love is awesome.

  41. That’s a wonderful post. I love seeing the positives. So often we talk about the annoyances are spouses and kids cause. Good to reflect on the joys they bring as well.
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  42. Those are 5 awesome reasons Staci! I love them. What a wonderful testimony you guys have! =) So thankful that with your husband’s layoff you still have peace! What a gift. =)

  43. I love this post so much! You two are truly an inspiration for the rest of us couples, especially when we fight and nit-pick over things that really don’t matter. I love that pic!!! You two are one of MY top 5 couples. <3

  44. Hi Stacie! This is Mai at the Happy Wives Club and Fawn wanted to make sure you saw the note that our Thursday link up party has now moved to Marriage Mondays – beginning today. We want to get all our favorite married bloggers linking up every Monday so we hope you’ll join us.
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  45. well said. marriage is not easy, but God designed it to work!

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