Thursday, May 24, 2012

Husband Points

Today I'm going to brag on my sweet husband. I think it's so important in relationships that we talk/think GOOD about our significant other as much as possible. There's enough things in the world that are trying to bring marriage down, so we have to be the ones protecting it! Sometimes my hubby does things that just make me feel so blessed and so appreciative and I just wanted to take this post to remember a few...you know, for those days when he's driving me crazy. ; )


- Coming home from work and the house is sparkling clean. 

- Watching him roll around on the floor and play with the puppies. 

- The fact that he rarely, if ever, gets mad or loses his temper. 

- Getting surprised with a drink when he comes home. 

- Allowing me to take a million pictures "for the blog." 

- Walking in the bedroom to find the bed made because he knows I like that. 

- Holding hands and praying together. 

- Letting me be lazy at home sometimes while he runs errands. 

- Not complaining (too much) about having to watch my reality shows. 

Now here's the challenge for today: think less about the negative and more about the positive. Let the little "annoying" things slide and think about the things that really matter! Appreciate every act of love and make sure that you return the favor. Men like sweet surprises, too!

What's something sweet that your significant other has done for you lately?


47 comments:

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

My sweet husband knows that with how my back and sinuses have been feeling lately, cooking has been the last thing that I've wanted to do, so last night we went out to the local pizza place for subs. So sweet! It's the little things!

Jenna said...

Isn't it just the best to come home to a sparkly clean house when you least expect it... major brownie points for the hubs! Thanks for this important reminder :)

xxx
Jenna

Allison said...

I agree 100%. We have to thank our husbands for the little things they do to make us happy! My husband packs my lunch every day...he knows how much I hate packing my lunch! I love that you like having your bed made...I do too. Even in college I was one of those people who always made their bed. Haha.

P!nky said...

What a sweet list, I TOTALLY agree, you need to think about the positive not the negative.

I read in an article somewhere that women always belittle their man when they are with friends, and how HORRIBLE that is, even in jest. I have made an effort to only talk about the good my bf does, unless it's something that is a BIG deal that I need to talk about.

He is so good to me, we take turns cooking, but recently he's taken on the brunt because I've been so busy. I <3 him!

I try to leave him sweet notes as surprises!

Hope that wasn't too mushy ;)!

xoxo

Holly said...

What a wonderful list! I don't have anyone to brag about right now, but being positive about everything is SO important, thanks for the reminder!

bethani said...

love your list!

dear husband has been great about getting up with me to take puppy out in the middle of the night. makes you feel not so alone out in the wet grass at 3 in the morning when puppy wants to play rather than take care of business

Amanda said...

These sound much like my babe. He's so patient with me and is slow to get angry or heated. Yesterday I came home to find a nice sparkling clean house and the bed made :) hooray!!
Cute picture, friend!
XO

Erin said...

Great post, girly! I totally agree that its SO important to praise our hubby's for the great things they do, and focus on the positives! That is definitely something I've worked on and improved in this first year of our marriage :) I don't think I used to tell him/thank him enough and he deserves that!

Because of our work schedules, he's usually home about 30-45 minutes before me and he almost ALWAYS has dinner started when I get home. He's the best! :)

Samantha said...

Staying upstairs and snuggling with meinstead going to play video games last night. He could tell I had a bad day and wanted to make me feel better. He is such a sweetheart :)

Traci said...

Great post! My hubs goes grocery shopping on a regular basis without me & I LOVE that!!!

Megan said...

this is so perfect! great idea! Marriage is totally awesome and we've gotta be proactive in showing it! great post!

Michelle said...

I love this! Such a sweet hubs and you are so right to focus on the good. My hubby knows I have been under the weather lately, so he's grilled twice this week! I always love the nights when he comes and rinses the dishes while I wash them, too.

nicole said...

What an appropriate blog for me to read today! I just posted a blog about my hubby :) Today is our wedding anniversary :)

Leanne @ Simply Beautiful said...

So needed this post today. How can you read my mind?

But really, thanks for the reminders and for being open to share :)

Mrs. Miller said...

My favorite thing my hubby has done for me lately is he went to a special ed graduation with my last night... an hour and 15 minutes away. He had never met any of these people, and it was only one of my students' graduating. He sat there with a smile on his face the entire time and even wore a tie. :-D

Pamela said...

Aww!! I love this :)

Rebekah said...

I love this. It's so true, there are too many things that will tear marriages down so it's up to us to protect it!

poptartyogini said...

I think letting go of the little things and focusing on the positive is an important part of all relationships. If we did this with all our interactions imagine how much happier the world would be. I'm so glad your husband is such a sweetheart.

Jasmine said...

AWWWWWWWWWwwww I love your list of positives. I love marriage and I agree that we need more positive reminders about marriage out there.

Your list looks a lot like mines would: letting me watch my shows is a biggie.. I don't think I ever have to sit through something he wants to watch.

Just last night, he was like, umm what are you watching, you are missing Modern Family- no worries, I already DVR'd it for you. Mind you, he had just gotten home from work and I was home all day. He just KNOWs my TV schedule. I love that guy.

Maggie said...

What a fantastic post and such a great reminder!

It's easy to get caught up in the things that aren't going right or the things that they do that we don't like. But in the end, there is faaaare more good than bad. I am beyond thankful that my hubs remains even keel when I'm going borderline crazy (not really, but you know what i meant). Balance is so important!

Amy said...

I was actually just thinking about this in the car on my way to work! How I want to make a conscious effort to start thinking more positive, and less negative. Sometimes, I get caught up in the venting and I complain about things that don't even really bother me all that much. I definitely want to start being more positive. And I hope it's contagious!

Ashley said...

The little things are always the best and end up being the most remembered, in my opinion! What a sweet list you've written :-)

My boyfriend buys fruit and whole wheat bread when I come to visit. He knows I try and eat as healthy as possible and makes sure I have foods I prefer when I come down!

Faye and Craig said...

Right now Craig's making my dinner and he's fit...I'm feeling pretty lucky. Lovely post Megan! Faye xx

Jeff and Cali said...

I love that he frequently offers to make dinner and always clears off the table and puts the extra food away after I cook. I appreciate his thoughtfulness, especially because it shows that HE appreciates the work I put into a good meal!

Stephanie said...

Oh man, I needed this today! I have been bickering with my husband the past couple days about DUMB STUFF and I hate it. He is pretty awesome 99% of the time and perhaps I could recognize his efforts a little more often. You're such a good wifey!!

PS: You come home to a clean house?!? AND HE MAKES THE BED??? I am insanely jealous haha

Nicole said...

Wow, this is just a good post, especially after the week I've been having and the post I wrote yesterday and and and the list just keeps going. Yes I meant for all the and's in there :)

lori said...

i actually have a post in my drafts very similar to this bragging on my husband... i've been sick this week, and on sunday the hubs did all the meal planning and grocery shopping while i napped! such a nice surprise.

Life With Lauren said...

All of those are wonderful and sweet! The fact that he cleans and makes the bed leaves me speechless!

Life With Lauren said...

All of those are wonderful and sweet! The fact that he cleans and makes the bed leaves me speechless!

Megan said...

aw love this! what a good man! those are a lot of the things S does for me...swoon

Katie Marie said...

I am currently sitting at home being lazy while my sweet boy grocery shops :)

Katie said...

love love love this. my hubby makes the bed because he knows i like it, too. haha gotta love our boys :)

Allyson Butler said...

This is so sweet. It really is a great prompt to get us thinking...I need to be better about this!

A Babbling Brunette said...

This is wonderful! Every man needs to hear the good things he does! My husband cleaned up the house the other night before I got home. Made me super happy!

Katy said...

Such a good post. I've been trying to do more of this lately because it's so easy to get focused on all of the annoying things with our spouses. My husband has been working really hard in the yard and I try and make sure to tell him how great it looks.

Katie Michelle said...

I've been reading your blog for quite awhile but have never felt inclined to post a comment. My sweet boyfriend sent flowers to my job last week. He, like most men, think flowers are a huge waste of money, but we had been going through a rough patch and him sending flowers meant sooo much to me! We were shopping at TJ Maxx the other night and I told him I wanted a kiss and he told me "thank you" that I never am the one to initiate kissing. I suppose it's the little things :)

Sarah said...

Such a sweet post!

My husband has earned MAD points lately! Our daughter is 8 weeks old and he's been such a help around the house while I figure out how to do this mommy thing. He's even helped with laundry, which is something he absolutely hates! Plus, he's a sweetie with our little girl. That doesn't hurt at all. =)

Liz said...

Love this!! You guys are so sweet! I think it's important to brag about our husbands and build them up in a world that often tears them down.

Courtney B said...

I just LOVE you two!!

DeeJay said...

I don't know what inspired you to write this today, but this is something I really needed to see. :)
Being 2 weeks away from the wedding things are crazy and I have been so stressed and the littlest things get me upset. My soon to be hubby is wonderful and amazing and I really needed to see something like this today.
Thank you for reminding me about what's important. :)

Janna Bogert said...

I can't get enough of good and happy relationships! You two are such a good example for our generation. Yay for REAL love and REAL men that enjoy taking care of their wives, and us them <3

Holly said...

Cute post, and too funny that he lets you take a zillion pictures "for the blog"! Maybe you should try to get him to guest post!? :P

Heather said...

I love when you do these posts :). It's such a great reminder to think of the wonderful things about our significant others!

Fran said...

aw your list is so sweet! mine would actually look much like yours, we're two lucky ladies!

Kaileigh said...

I love this and might have to try it myself. It's so easy to talk about what drives you crazy about your significant other and not to take enough time to talk about what makes them great and why you are with them in the first place.

Lil Lambz said...

I love it! Marriage is being challenged these days. It is always nice to support those who support it!

sandi said...

last week i had a horrid headache and asked if i could lay down for about 30 minutes and then come back down and clean up the dinner mess and spend some time with him. i ended up falling asleep and woke up at 6:15 the following morning. the kitchen had been cleaned and the three children put to bed with prayers said over each. i felt revived!