10 Quirky Reasons Why I Love My Husband
We hit a huge milestone this week. My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. Pretty big deal. Somewhere between feeling really old and feeling really blessed that this guy would want to hang around me for so long, I realized my husband is just amazing. So as a loving and hilarious ode to the guy that stole my heart, I’m revealing 10 quirky reasons why I love my husband for today’s Family Focus Friday. Hoping he still loves me after reading this 🙂
He’s always good for a bun pat
His mom. His siblings. His friends. My friends. The kids. He always has a pat of the bottom for that. His calling card, this guy knows how to make you feel uncomfortably comfortable. I mean, why handshake anymore really?
His OCD has no end
My husband is probably the most predictable guy I know. He dresses in a certain order everyday. He lays out his toiletries in the bathroom the same way everyday. He feels for his wallet, keys and briefcase at least 100x per day.
A place for everything and everything in it’s place (except for the end of the toothpaste, that tube will just sit on the counter instead of the trash). And if something is out of his “order,” he is constantly battling in his mind to fix it. Ask him about his mileage games when we drive in the car. Scary.
His laughter is an octave higher than mine
This guy knows how to laugh. Hyenas need to move over because if you get my guy belly laughing, there’s no chance. He’s loud. He’s crying. And yes, his pitch is high, really high. You’d think you’d just given him a wedgie, but no. That’s his signature laugh.
He never ages
How is it possible to wear the same size pants from high school to today? So unfair! My husband hasn’t aged a bit in the 10 years that we’ve been married, and the 14 years that we have been together. He still fits in his high school clothes (Yes, he still has them. That’s a whole other argument.), still gets carded when we go out, and always gets asked if he’s a student at work instead of the administrator. Seriously. This guy is going to end up being the same pants size as me at the rate that I’m aging!
His “eclectic” fashion sense
Blue on blue. Grey on Grey. Black belt and white socks. Cringe. If there’s ever a guy that walks to his own tune, it’s my husband. Completely unaffected by changes in men’s fashion over the past decade, he has no problem stepping out of the house with pleated pants and a shirt from the 80s. I swear if I never bought him clothes he’d still be walking around in his torn up to his thigh basketball shorts (you’re welcome, World!). Always a trend setter (at least in his mind), my husband will forever be an original.
He’s more domestic than I am
He cooks, he cleans, he does laundry, he even wears a flowery apron. I am forever thankful that God game me a man that never minds helping around the house. He loves it. I couldn’t stop him if I tried. I’ve even been scolded on multiple occasions that I didn’t scrub a dish as well as he could have. OUCH! But seriously, what wife wouldn’t want a guy that does more than sit and watch football all day? Seriously, sexy.
There’s a list for everything
See #2. Even if we are just cooking dinner at home, there’s a list for that. Jotting down times, ingredients he needs, calculating how things should come out at the same time, he has a very thorough list for that. I’m always finding Post-It notes all over the house. List after list, it’s his security blanket in the world.
He knows how to push my buttons
In a good way. He’s always driving me to be better, to do more and become a person I could never have dreamed of. Sometimes he drives me absolutely nuts (what spouse doesn’t), but he sees the potential in me that I don’t even see.
He loves our kids more than anything
They all say it. You think you really know how much to love your husband….and then you have kids. That love exponentially grows off the charts when you have children. It’s completely true. He is so obsessed with our 2 beautiful kids. Watching them play, read, and snuggle together brings me so much joy every single day. He is not just a good father but the best father for my kids.
Because after 10 years, I still don’t know everything
You’d think I’d know everything about my best friend after 14 years together, but I’m constantly learning something new. Like just Wednesday I learned that he actually likes to drink Sangria. Who knew?
There’s always something changing and growing in our relationship (mostly my waistline), but it’s in all of my husband’s quirks that I find the really really really “GOOD” stuff. He’s mine, quirks and all. And I couldn’t be happier as his wife. Cheers to us and 50 more years of marriage together. I know that we will beat the statistics. We are forever soulmates.
What quirks make your significant other amazing?
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Linda Manns Linneman says
It sounds like you are a wonderful wife. We all need to be looking for the good things about a person no matter who they are. Thank you for sharing and God Bless
Hannah C says
This was a very sweet post. You have a beautiful family.
Amber Ludwig says
I love this post!! My hubby is the same, full of quirks, some that drive me nuts and some that I love. All together the reason I love him 😉 I hope your hubby read this post and loved it! Thanks for sharing him with us!
Jan Lee says
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary 🙂 I am very OCD and a list maker myself. I have a personal assistant because of another disability and it’s taken her a couple years but she now knows what i will and won’t tolerate. (Example, I can’t stand electrical cords all mixed up together on the floor. I can’t stand if the drawers in the bathroom don’t have the right things in the right order in them, lol; etc etc etc… haha) I can totally empathize with both you and your husband about that issue, 🙂 Your kids… your daughter looks very much like your husband in her eyes. Again congratulations on finding your soul mate 🙂
Amanda Schaeffer says
Such a sweet post sounds a lot like my husband 🙂 Congratulations on your wedding anniversary hope there are many more to come 🙂
Sarah L says
He does look very young. I can see why he gets carded. I love how good he is with your kids.
Cute! You two look like you’re still teenagers.
Deborah D says
Congrats on your anniversary! This post is written from the heart. Hope you have many more years like the last 10!
Such a cure list! Happy Anniversary
Susan Hartman says
Your post has left me with a smile on my face. i’ve been married for 42 years. I still don’t know everything about him!
Ashley B. says
Oh my goodness your family is too adorable! 🙂
Terra Heck says
Happy anniversary! Here’s wishing you many more happy years together. Sounds like he’s the perfect guy for you.