I can't find the article, but for probably a year now I've been meaning to post excerpts from the article in Parents or Child or some mommy mag about "Why I love your husband." I even brought the article with me on my military trip and somehow lost it. Anyhow, my cousin sent me one of those forward emails about being thankful (if you get a lot of those "forward to the world" emails, you HAVE to read THIS POST) . And I thought I'd share some of the things I'm thankful for when it comes to my husband.

  1. I'm thankful that my husband is SO good with my son. For example, he spent hours learning how to teach him to write. See our son is left handed and he was writing all his letters backwards, not realizing it. To him it WAS a P.
  2. I'm thankful that he's supportive of my job. Us military gals often joke that the reason our male colleagues are so successful is that they have a wife at home taking care of everything. Well, I can't expect him to be "a wife a home" and wouldn't want him if he was, but he is so much more understanding of my career than other men I've known
  3. At the same time, he is fully supportive with how much or little I want to "be the woman of the house." In fact, I remember a defining moment while pregnant- that of listening to a coworker berate his pregnant wife who was home sick due to pregnancy. She was also desiring to stay home and raise the baby. He cursed her out and saide he refused to get a second job just so she could lay around eating candy and watching soaps. He really lit in to her. I felt so bad, because earlier that week my husband had just told me if I wanted to stay home and raise our child then he would do whatever it took. And if I wanted to continue working, he would do whatever it took.
  4. I have a picture in my mind titled "Remember who loves you like this." It was my idea, not his, borne when I was teasing him for his "round the house outfit" and happened to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Me in the morning with no makeup, my military glasses, and scare-bear hair sticking out from an askew satin cap. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. We were both crusty, raggedy, and in love.

You just can't find a guy like that anymore. Whatever faults may surface in him (and they usually surface when I'm REALLY just mad at my own shortcomings, I have to remember the above, be thankful and keep in mind that "love covers a multitude of faults," especially MY faults!