Today is Valentine’s Day and it’s made me think about all the reasons why I love my husband. I think as time goes on and when the dynamics of a relationship change after you have a child, it’s quite common for couples to undervalue each other and not appreciate each other enough a lot of the time. Dave usually reads all my blog posts before they go live, he’s so supportive of my blog (and anything I do, actually). He doesn’t know that I’m writing this one though, so I guess this is kind of my way of saying “I might not always show it, but I love and appreciate you so much! Happy Valentine’s Day, darling!” I know he’ll have a huge smile when this pops up in his inbox this morning.
Here are 10 reasons why I love him:
- He’s my best friend – When I met Dave, we just instantly clicked and became best friends. We met during GCSE study leave and our friendship blossomed over the long summer of 2008. Although a lot of our interests aren’t the same, we did have a lot in common. For example, we love cheese! When we met after school, we’d often just sit in the park eating cheese together.
- He’s a great Dad – I fully believe that it takes a real man to be a Dad, not just a father. He loves Autumn so much and it melts my heart seeing him playing and interacting with her, making her smile. He often has the magic touch when it comes to calming her down.
- I can tell him anything – I feel like I can talk to him about anything and I really do mean anything. Nothing is off limits and I think he feels that he can speak to me about absolutely anything too. I trust him wholeheartedly.
- He takes care of me – He works hard to take care of Autumn and I, looks out for me in general and takes care of me when I’m ill. I remember as a teenager telling him I was ill and saying he should stay away from me – the next thing I knew he’d come to visit me straight after school with flowers, a magazine and chocolate for when I felt better.
- We’ve grown up together – We started dating when we were 16 and now we’re 25, so we really have grown up together. We’ve gone from those awkward teenage days when you’re trying to find out who you are and what you want to do, to ‘proper adults’ (scary!) with jobs, a mortgage and a child!
- He’s my rock – There have been times in my life where I really don’t know how I would have coped without him. These include when I was extremely anxious around my A level exams, when my Great Aunt died, when Autumn was in hospital and when I subsequently had anxiety that was so severe it almost hospitalised me. He took care of Autumn and helped me to get back on my feet.
- I can’t imagine life without him – I’ve built my life with him and love him so much, I can’t imagine what my life would be like without him. Furthermore, I really don’t want to – just the idea fills me with sadness and anguish.
- I love spending time with him – It doesn’t matter what we’re doing, I just want to be with him for as much time as possible. I honestly don’t mind if we’re just having a PJ day at home or having a day out somewhere, I just appreciate any time spent with him.
- He’s so hot – Well, it had to be in here somewhere didn’t it and I know it’ll make him have an uber-massive smile when he reads this one! To me, my husband is the most attractive man on the earth and I feel so lucky that he’s all mine.
- He makes me feel complete – Okay, this has all been very cheesy, but love is cheesy! This is probably the cheesiest one yet, but he really does make me feel complete. It feels like we were made for each other and meant to be together, for many reasons. Particularly after long periods where we’ve spent all day every day together, I really feel like part of me is missing when we then have to be apart again. I remember feeling it very strongly after I went back to work after a lovely holiday to Dorset in 2012.
I can think of many other reasons too and I feel bad for not including some of the others like I trust him, he supports me and he makes me laugh, but these were the first 10 ones that came to mind!
What are your reasons for loving a special person in your life? I’d love to hear from you, please comment below!
Credit for the featured image goes to the wonderful Robert Marriott Photography