What do you love about your spouse? What makes you proud? What makes you smile? What makes you laugh?
I so enjoy hearing women pointing out the things they love about their husbands. It’s beautiful to me when, in the middle of sharing a struggle, my dearest friend points out something her husband did in the middle of that struggle – something that she found to be phenomenal. He showed wisdom or insight. He made someone laugh or interacted in a special way with his kids, despite his busyness or stress. It’s precious to hear her bragging on her husband, pointing out the ways she sees him shine.
There’s so much I absolutely love about my husband. I love the way he observes and sees everything so fully and deeply. I love the way he teaches. His passion for history and God’s Word is contagious, and I delight in listening to him. The way he plays with our children makes me smile every time. I wouldn’t trade his sense of humor for anything! I love his cooking and his writing. He has an intriguing imagination that captivates me. And his creativity – oh, how I love his creativity! He thinks outside the box – something that’s hard for me to do. Yet, I so greatly prefer creativity that is different and unusual, and his ides are so much fun! The way he sees and meets needs melts my heart.
I often have people ask me, “How do you live with that?” when my husband’s quirky personality shines through. My response is always the same, “That’s what I love about him!” And it’s true! I thoroughly enjoy who he is, and I am overwhelmed by God’s goodness in allowing me to be this man’s wife. Our Creator could have made marriage purely about serving Him together in practical ways. Yet, He included the fun details in the process. He took a meaningful and spiritual institution and added a plethora of color and delight. Things that aren’t at all practical bring us together that much more!
So, I ask again, what do you love about your spouse? Will you share? I’d love to hear!