20 June 2011

100 Reasons Why I Love My Husband

My blog friend Bethany had put together a list of 100 reasons why she loves her husband. And she is challenging all of us to find the same amount of reasons of why to love our husbands. Here is the link to her original blog post, and then here to the challenge, where you can leave your own link for her to read.

So without further ado I will try to find 100 reasons of why I love my husband - just in time for Father's Day.
  1. he is my best friend; he was made just for me, in a perfect way
  2. he loves me - the way I am, on my good days and my bad one
  3. he is such a down-to-earth man - I love that!
  4. he is handsome, utterly handsome
  5. he makes me feel beautiful, and sexy, and desirable
  6. he treats me like a lady every day
  7. I love to hear him talk, just talk, it doesn't really matter if it is about his day or plans he has - I just love to hear him talk to me
  8. he is always there for me, in good and in bad, in sickness and in health
  9. he stands up for what he believes
  10. he has courage
  11. he follows through with what he starts, he doesn't like to do things halfway, and I admire that in him
  12. he always comes up with ways to surprise me, all the time
  13. he wanted to learn German for me
  14. he loves his children and he loves to spend time with them
  15. he comes running home, to us, every day
  16. he has perseverance, which I adore and appreciate - at times, it seems to be stubbornness but then I see that it is rather endurance - he doesn't like to give up and always tries his hardest
  17. he makes me laugh
  18. and he laughs at my jokes
  19. he prays for me
  20. he cared for me through my sickness; he was there right next to me, holding my hand when I needed it, gave me hope and just poured love over me - I am forever grateful to have him
  21. he puts me in my place when I need it
  22. he never forgot to buy a card for Christmas or Mother's Day or my birthday (so far)
  23. he loves his job and it fulfills him, it is his true passion - and I am so proud of him and lucky to see him grow in his job
  24. I love that he is building things, actual things that help civilization, not just making money or something
  25. he supports my crazy ideas, no matter if they seem undo-able or take alot of time away from us as a family - he stands behind me
  26. and he stands right next to me when we encounter hard times - 'together-we-can-do-anything-kind-of-thing'
  27. he lets me hang out with my friends whenever I want to (or need it), and that is awesome
  28. he loves to hang out with the kids, wants to spend time with them, play with them, see them grow up and develop - he is an awesome dad
  29. he shares his dreams, goals, and thoughts with me
  30. he trusts me and I trust him, completely and without any hesitation
  31. I love to see his smile - it goes right to my heart and warms it - I know that he is happy (with me)
  32. we are a team, always; we talk and plan and try to work together to get where we need to go
  33. he has the same interests like me, so we work towards the same goals
  34. he has crazy ideas - really crazy at times, but I love them, and him for coming up with them
  35. he listens to me, even when I think he doesn't; later he surprises me with a comment that proves he was listening
  36. he knows me so well, sometimes better (or earlier) than I do; he knows when I am sad or mad, he brings me out of dark holes and back to happiness
  37. I love that he doesn't judge others at all, like so many of us do, me included
  38. he doesn't believe everything he sees or especially hears - he tries to see only the good in people
  39. I love him because he cares; he cares about me and the kids, our family, and his and mine extended family; but he also cares about others, our friends and acquaintances
  40. he doesn't get scared or shaken by circumstances - he takes life as it comes
  41. he gives me hope, when I don't see the light
  42. he teaches me about the bible and God, and I learned so much by just watching him
  43. I love that he has a green thumb, so much more than I do - I love to watch him when he is in the backyard 'playing' with his plants and how it calms him and relaxes him
  44. he gives the best kisses, and I can't imagine not to get a kiss for just one day
  45. he always thinks about the family, he works for the family, even though it is his passion, but it is all about the family, and how we benefit from it as a family
  46. I love that I can tell him anything and he listens, doesn't judge, and I will get an honest answer or advice if I want that from him, or not if I just want to share a story
  47. I love that he will watch a romantic movie with me, even though he'd rather watch a war movie
  48. he wants to make me happy and I appreciate that so much, because that is what I want for him, to be happy, to be happy with me and the family, with life
  49. he loves to travel, something that we have in common, and we have seen many places together already - I can not wait what else there is for us to discover
  50. we are constantly on some kind of adventure together, some days it seems never-ending, but together we are tackling it
  51. he gives great advises
  52. he likes my friends and I love his friends; he lets me hang out with them, but he also takes time to hang out with my friends - not every man does that
  53. I love the relationship he has with his mom and how he treats her
  54. he keeps promises, even if they don't come true when I (!) want it, but when he thinks it's time for it
  55. he is thoughtful
  56. he can enjoy the simple things in life like a family walk or a cuddle in front of the TV, he can enjoy a view in the mountains or a walk through Central Park
  57. he faces life's trials like a 'rock in the surf', so one can be jealous of that, and I value that in him
  58. I love the way he plays with his daughter, so gentle, and yet he can discipline her in such a way that she just willing obeys him (more than me)
  59. he wrestles with the kids when he comes home from work, to spend time with them, to get his mind of work, but also to tough them up a bit.... they laugh so much together, it's awesome
  60. he respects what I have to say, respects my opinions, and listens to my reasoning - I love that I don't have to be afraid to say what I think
  61. I love that he could take care of himself if he needed to - I mean he can cook (better than me), he can do the wash, he can iron his own shirts, and he can everything else.... he is a great husband
  62. I love the way he smells
  63. he is very generous
  64. he doesn't get on my case when I didn't clean the house or cooked dinner (once in a while) - he still loves me and we cook dinner together 
  65. he is not afraid of telling me his opinions - and I will listen to him
  66. he is an optimist and has taught me how to look at life - it is true when they say that happiness is how we react to life's circumstances - with a smile. That's what he does!
  67. I love that he loves the city as much as I do, and whenever I want to go there, he will come with me
  68. he encourages me all the time, with whatever I do, cooking, sewing, my art work, anything.... I love him for that because I know he really means it
  69. he wrote me a poem when we were dating - a ballade just for me - nobody has ever done this before
  70. I love when he reads goodnight stories to the kids and then sings to them before they go to sleep
  71. he tells me that I am beautiful, and I know that I am in his eyes
  72. when I was sick, he came to every doctor's appointment I had! I liked that. 
  73. when I was pregnant, he also came to every doctor's appointment; that's how excited he was
  74. he wants to have more children with me and actually was the one to push for the next one - isn't that awesome?
  75. I love when we get to go on a date and he will hold my hand - it's almost like when we first fell in love with each other
  76. he works very hard, each and every day - I admire that in him
  77. he supports me in homeschooling the children, even though we both grew up in public school - he lets me try it and supports it completely 
  78. he will change a poopie diaper, even though that is not top on his daddy-to-do-list
  79. lately, he complements my food (so I must be getting better) - that is so encouraging
  80. I love to see him busy with his hobbies - it calms him so much
  81. he loves that we are making alot of homemade stuff lately, like my bread and the sewing and other things
  82. he loves when I check up on him during the day
  83. I love that he doesn't want to go angry to bed; he wants to talk it over and go to bed with peace, a smile and a kiss goodnight from me
  84. he has alot of patience, with everything, life, the kids, me, and everybody else
  85. even though we are both planers, I love when he is spontaneous - it feels good to live life by the fullest
  86. and he lives life to the fullest - something that I so love about him! 
  87. I love that we have the same idea or thought sometimes, it's like we can read each other's mind
  88. he loves who I am and where I come from - that is so refreshing
  89. he can comfort me when I really need it, I mean he can calm me down when I am excited or angry, he can just put me in his arms and I really feel it when he says that everything will be okay
  90. I love that I can fall into his arms and know that nothing matters but the two of us, right here together
  91. he has so much faith - faith that gives me hope, faith that gives me strength, faith that is contagious 
  92. he doesn't try to change me - he is patient to see what God is doing for me
  93. I love that when we are away from each other, he still wants to talk to me every day, and say good morning and good night on the phone or over skype
  94. I love when he encourages the kids and when he just loves everything they made, for him
  95. I love that he has pictures from us at his work, so we are always with him
  96. he tells me that he loves me all the time, and I believe it
  97. he always knows what to buy for a gift for me - I have gotten the most amazing things from him
  98. he is the best husband, friend and father that I could imagine
  99. I could not live without him
(101. my husband said, he wants to meet this guy! - I told you he is funny!)

So I guess I did it. It was much harder than I thought it would be, and it took me over two weeks to finish the entire list. But here it is, enjoy!

I am blessed with the best husband. For me. Happy Father's Day.


C. Beth said...

What a great list! That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

I am sure it took time to sort through what you'd like to include in a very public list... But in the end, aren't you glad you did this? It gets us thinking about those, perhaps, obvious everyday things, that are great about the people in our life; stop and appreciate them... xoxo