This morning my husband did something so awesome. It was just a little thing, but it totally made my day. He was getting his shoes on for work, preparing to head off to another long day at the office. I was so excited to tell him, after having checked the stats on my blog that morning, that 8 people in Australia had read my blog that morning, and 1 in New Zealand, and well as a bunch here in Canada.
Looking around my rather exploding kitchen self-consiously, I began to backtrack before he had a chance to respond.
“Not that I’m just sitting around blogging all day…I’ve just been posting brief things lately, a little picture with a paragraph or so…”
My husband is really a tidy person, so he could have said, “Good thing, honey, cause this kitchen could use some work, and I wish you’d focus more on the house.” And it wouldn’t have been unreasonable. But he didn’t.
Instead he said, “That’s fine, but be careful you don’t lose followers who like your longer stuff, the ones who read it for your poems and writing. Don’t make it just a Facebook #lol, ;).”
In other words, take the time you need to write. To do your art. To be you.
Cause you’re more important than the house.
If I was a cartoon, little hearts with wings would have come flying out of me and stuck all over him.
I can’t really think of anything more romantic for him to have said!
I brought it up a few nights later to thank him again for understanding me so well, and for being such a good friend, and to say that I really do want to work on having a tidier house so it’s more peaceful for him. Remember that I mentioned he really likes things organized and clean, kind of minimalist, and somehow ended up falling in love with me, a bit of a scatterbrained clutter-bug.
Then he outdid himself again. He hugged me and said, “I’d rather have a messy house and a blog than a clean house and no blog.”
It’s another reason why after 8 years of marriage, and 13 together, I’m still head over heels for my husband.
What’s your best husband story? Something little he did that just made your day…Please share your latest incident of husbandly awesomeness!
Have you told him how much it meant to you? Since I told mine about this he has been so affectionate…
Here’s me with my sweetie when we were first dating. Lucky me.
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Besides getting up early with the kids so I could sleep in, he left me the car and bused to work. It is a hour to work and a hour back, plus it is -23 today so not a fun day to wait at a bus stop.
Wow, the little things that are actually huge…sometimes ordinary + ordinary = heroic.