365 Reasons I Married My Husband (Reasons 198-204)

The reason I married my husband is…

198. …he will carry me to bed if I’m a sleep. Usually if this happens (and it’s rare) I wake up completely. Two reasons. 1. My husband and I are about the same size and height so I’m not too convinced he won’t drop me. 2. I feel terrible that he’s actually trying to lift me. Sometimes when I come home from work I am so dog tired that I fall asleep on the couch and cannot find the strength to get myself to my bed. That’s when my Superman comes to the rescue. Needless to say, he didn’t carry me over the threshold when we got back from our honeymoon.

199. …he washes his hands. Okay, I know this might sound strange, but I’m trying to also appreciate the little things. Okay…actually this is a big thing. I don’t know the exact statistic, but I know a large portion of the US male population does not regularly wash their hands. Gross!!!

200. …he kisses me on the cheek (I’m usually still in bed) every morning before he leaves the house. Did you know there is a statistic (yeah I’m on statistics today) that says a man who kisses his wife good-bye when he leaves for work every morning averages a higher income than does the husband who doesn’t kiss his wife. Husbands who exercise the rituals of affection tend to be more conscientious, more stable, more methodical, thus higher earners. I don’t know if I believe this or not, but I do look forward to a peck on the cheek before he leaves the house.

201. …he offers his opinion when asked. This has been a blessing and a curse. When it came to planning our wedding it was a blessing. When it came to decorating our apartment it was a curse. My hubby tends to like things in their place and he’s pretty opinionated about color schemes and the like. But, I do like that he’ll take the time to make a suggestion about how we decorate our home. He usually has some pretty good ideas. Honey, I promise never to make you sleep in a bedroom covered in flowers or weird print. I will honor your request to keep things clean and simple. Love ya!

202. …he doesn’t agree with commercialization of religious holidays. So we all know that Christmas is coming up and this is a time when a lot of people feel obligated to break the bank just to participate in the exchange of gifts. My husband has never felt this obligation. I used to think he was a Scrooge, but now I understand why he doesn’t feel any type of way about not exchanging gifts outside of our home. Digging a little deeper I see my husband’s rationale a little more clearly now. He believes that Christmas is Jesus’ birthday, not ours. He believes that people can get so wrapped up in the shopping, cooking and dealing with the stress of finances that they forget the true meaning of the season. And we all know that Jesus is the reasons for the season. On Christmas my husband makes sure that our observation of this day is to reflect on it’s true meaning, to give thanks and to reflect on how much our God truly loved evidenced by the gift of His Son. Yes, we do put up a tree, decorate, exchange gifts between one another and even prepare yummy food, but we never neglect the blessing in the birth of Christ. I appreciate the my husband basically refuses to let money (or lack thereof), stress and all the other hooray the comes along with the holiday season take a way the true meaning for him.

203. …he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Hubby is genuinely a fun person to be around. All of my friends say it. He’s easy to talk to, friendly, loves to laugh and has a great sense of humor.

204. …he’s intelligent. I am working to teach my husband about science (I’m a scientist by profession). Sometimes he catches on to concepts really quickly and has very thought provoking follow up questions. Unlike myself, when he starts talking about work (he’s an electrical engineer by profession) I sit there like a bump on a log. 0_o

If you’ve missed any of my other reasons, check them out below:

Reasons 1-7

Reasons 7-14

Reasons 15-21

Reasons 22-28

Reasons 29-35

Reasons 36-42

Reasons 43-49

Reasons 50-56

Reasons 57-63

Reasons 64-70

Reasons 71-77

Reasons 78-84

Reasons 85-91

Reasons 92-98

Reasons 99-105

Reasons 106-112

Reasons 113-119

Reasons 120-126

Reasons 127-133

Reasons 134-140

Reasons 141-147

Reasons 148-154

Reasons 155-161

Reasons 162-168

Reasons 169-175

Reasons 176-182

Reasons 183-189

Reasons 190-197

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