We’re reaching major milestones ya’ll! I’m finally crossing the boundary of 100 reasons. I’m nearly 1/3 of the way through my goal of listing 365 reasons I married my husband. This week I have 7 more reasons for you to enjoy. This experience has really helped me to appreciate the little things about hubby that I just can’t live without. So as usual, the reasons I married my husband is…
99. …his favorite channel is NOT ESPN. Okay, I don’t have anything against ESPN, but have you ever talked to a man whose only knowledge of what is going on in the news media is sports? Were you left totally unimpressed by his lack of conversation? While hubby does watch his fair share of sports related events and shows on ESPN, his favorite channel is either (his words not mine) Nat Geo Wild or The History Channel. Hubby likes to fill our DVR with shows about animals, nature and historical events. I love that his level of television interests and subsequently his conversation greatly surpasses sports.
100. …he always has a song in his heart. My hubby can always be heard humming or singing the chorus to a song. What I find most interesting is that after about an hour or so of this he decides he has to hear the song he’s been singing so that he can keep it from getting stuck in his head. It really warms my heart to hear him humming or singing because I usually associate this behavior with being content. However, I really can do without the days his singing becomes particularly annoying and he’ll get the chorus to a song stuck in his head and keep singing it to me. One day hubby spent the whole day randomly following me through the house singing, “No mercy for me…,” some T.I. song. I’d walk out of the bathroom and he’d be in the vanity area singing it. I’d sit beside him on the couch and he’d lean over like he was going to kiss my cheek and start singing it. He’d say, “Hey babe,” like he was trying to get my attention and start singing it. He literally drove me crazy that day. I had to beg him to stop repeating that annoying song lyric over and over, but I knew hubby was only singing because he felt happy. So hubby, keep singing your little songs. I’ll deal (or put you outside on the porch).
101. …he respected my middle of the road decision to become celibate. At some point in our relationship I began to take my relationship with Christ very seriously and once you do that you have to change your life. In order to build that relationship you have to walk away from things that are “not like Him” so to speak and for me sex outside of marriage was one of those things. I didn’t really spring this on my then boyfriend (now hubby); I think he always knew it was coming. The fact that he chose not to leave our relationship and decided to make that commitment with me let me know that he was a man worth marrying. Removing sex from our relationship was not an easy thing to do, but when we decided to be obedient to God’s Word, we really saw how He was using us to inspire, influence and witness our friends. Thank you hubby for hanging in there with me. You can have all the cookies you want now!!!
102. …one day I could suddenly admit that I needed him. So I know there are plenty of women in the world that say, “I don’t need a man.” Well I’ll tell you something, I didn’t need a man either. What I needed was THIS MAN. He is such a huge part of my life. He is my best friend, my sounding board and the only person in the world who completely and totally allows me to be me. How could I possibly be too proud to admit that I need that? He is my savior, my satisfier and my sanctifier and I truly don’t know how to function outside of our desire to continually morph into “one flesh.”
103. …he always smells good. Alright folks, yes, I’m jumping into the shallow end of the pool. I know smelling good shouldn’t make someone marriage material, but it helps. Science says we secrete pheromones through our skin that make us sexually attracted to our mates. Pheromones are odorless chemicals that can signal an individual’s identity, arousal or sexual receptivity. The evidence that humans have and are receptive to pheromones suggests that body odor might have influenced past and current decisions on who to date. Wanna know something funny though, just for the sake of science? Human pheromones are generally molecules found in sweat and urine. No, hubby does not smell like sweat and urine but according to scientists these smells turn us on. Just some random info.
104. …he understands and supports my desire to be a SAHM. I know some of you are probably like, “Why would you want to be a stay-at-home mom? You’re pursuing a Ph.D., I’d think you’d want a challenging and exciting career.” Well I do, but in my mind being my husband’s wife and parenting our future children will always take precedence over anything I have going on with my career. When I got married I fully understood that there would be times that I would have to sacrifice my wants and needs for the good of my husband and future children and I wholeheartedly embrace this. I want my children to have parents who are their primary influence, not daycare providers (this is not to attack working moms, just a personal preference). Once they are old enough to go to school I may return to the workforce, but hopefully by then I have a few best selling children’s books out and I can help provide financial support for our family as a WAHM (work-at-home mom). Until then, I’ll finish my degree, do a postdoc and spend some time working in science policy. You never know what opportunities could arise. I may end up being a full time WAHM either way the AH part is key.
105. …he’s a little cocky. This is just one of several things I find attractive about my hubby’s personality. I love the fact that he has confidence in himself. The good thing though is that he understands that fine line between arrogance and conceitedness.
If you’ve missed any of the other reasons I married my husband be sure to check them out in the links below: