Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Do you ever have those days when you can't believe what an amazing guy you are married to?

Two days ago I came downstairs to start some laundry - really early in the morning because Gabi has seen fit to wake me up between 5 and 5:30 every morning this week. I turned the light on in the laundry room and discovered that the load I had been about to put in, the load of good clothes, the annoying ones you can't dry but have to hang, obviously my least favorite, was already done and hanging up to dry. That warm, fuzzy feeling that comes when he does something unexpected for me started to creep up from my toes. Then I came out into our family room and noticed that the two HUGE baskets of laundry were folded and just waiting to be put away. The feeling crept a little higher. I also noticed he had emptied all the garbage containers and done a few other little things. I was smiling the rest of the day. Amazing how those things make you feel so loved, huh? And they were all things that, besides the garbage, are things I really should be doing. Dustin has never said, this is your job, you stay at home. But honestly, I feel it is. After all, I do get to stay home. What has been frustrating is that when I'm treating myself I can't get it all done. Sometimes the tears spill out as I look at the laundry that is clean but needs folded and put away. But I can't because I have to sit there. It sounds nice to have to sit there for awhile but it gets beyond frustrating. I'm telling you this so you realize how special it was to find the laundry folded for me by him. See, I got a gem. :-) Marriage to the right one really does just get better and better over the years. Because you see, not only does he help me when I need it, but he understands when I mess up, he never complains when there isn't dinner on the table, or I haven't packed his lunch. Yes, he is a keeper. No he isn't perfect, but that is a good thing since I have all my faults he has to deal with. Now, hopefully things are on the upside for him and he won't have to do my laundry and will get regular meals. :-) Yes, I'm still feeling better. Not perfect, and I have a few semi down days, but I'm better! Thanks for the prayers. Keep them coming.


MommaMindy said...

I'm so happy for you! I remember teasing some of you younger girls that you would never be happily married because I married the best one....I'm so glad that really was a joke. Because of the Lord, there are a lot of amazing husbands out there. I am also thankful that you APPRECIATE his help and don't nag and expect. You're pretty special, too!

Rosanne said...

It's so good when women say POSITIVE things about their husbands!! So often I hear women talking about their hubby's faults and what he's NOT doing that he should (or vice-versa). I heard a woman speak about this once, and she said you should never talk bad about your husband to others. He's your other half, and he's not there to defend himself! Instead build him up to others. Very encouraging. :)

jess said...

Becca, I am sure my wife has this same feeling pretty much everyday.


beccarankin said...

I'm sure she does, Jared. :-) Actually, I've heard her brag about her husband many a time to me. :-)