Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Why I Love My Husband (Installment #1)

In this modern world where man-bashing is such a popular sport among women, I thought I'd join up with Kaitlin of More Like Mary~More Like Me.  Tired of hearing women complain about their husbands, she wrote a blog post bragging about hers, and she got so much positive feedback that she decided to start a little link-up.  "Let the bragging begin," she challenged.
Challenge accepted!  (Oh dear, mea culpa.  I'm embarrassed that I know the TV character who is associated with that quote, because he's a scoundrel of the first order.  But Barney Stinson could be one of the funniest jokesters on the tube, if his humor and that of the whole gang at "How I Met Your Mother" wasn't cringe-producing-ly inappropriate more than half the time.)

There are an awful lot of reasons why I love my husband--too many to count.  But the one I'm thinking of today is that he loves me even when I know I'm at my most unlovable.  He loves me in spite of all my faults. He loves me when I would drive any normal, less saint-like person to the brink.  He loves me when I am moody, overtired, and unreasonable.  He loves me when I'm being too ridiculous for words.  (Have you seen the "It's Not About The Nail" YouTube video yet?  If not, take a moment and watch...and laugh...and if you're like me, girls, sheepishly wish it wasn't so very true!)  When I think I look the most hideous, he sees only beauty (love most certainly is blind, thank the Lord!).  I don't really understand why he loves me sometimes, but he does; he's a rock, the one person I can always depend on to be there no matter what.  He would never give up on me, and his love is nothing short of miraculous.

This sort of all-forgiving, unconditional love reminds me of God's unwavering love for all of His children, no matter how sinful they are. That's one of the many reasons why I love my husband, and why I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is the best possible person to be the head of our own little domestic church, our family.


  1. That is awesome ... and I love "It's not about the nail!" So true!!!