Alright ladies, we know your husband is your Mr. Incredible. He also isn't perfect, but he is pretty close.
It's all too easy to forget all the amazing things husbands do, so we put together a list to help you remember ten of the ways (there are more) that your husband wins the universe in your eyes. Hopefully this list will make you smile and remember, once again, that you are one lucky girl.
So, what are the things your husband does that win the universe in your eyes?
1. He thinks of others before he thinks of himself.
In particular, he thinks of you before he thinks of himself. It's pretty obvious. Just think back to the other night, when he brought home his piece of chocolate cake for you, in a to-go box. Then think of all the never-ending grocery runs, the late nights when he was the one up with crying kids, and the fact that he never once whined when you burnt dinner. Oh, and then there was the unforgettable time that he stayed home from his golf trip so that he could be there to cheer you on at your awards dinner at work. That man of yours, if he isn't superman, he is pretty close.
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2. He pampers you.
Seriously, this man of yours is constantly giving you foot rubs, back rubs, and shoulder rubs (YES!). Oh, and then he lets you sleep in, treats you to a mani/pedi, and brings you chocolate. Remember the time he brought you breakfast in bed - how cute was that? Finally, he deserves credit for remembering your birthday and anniversary every year (even if you do have to drop subtle hints) and he hasn't failed to spoil/pamper you on those occasions, either. Wow.
3. He stands up for you.
Ah, this man of yours fulfills all your needs, especially your need to feel protected. He locks up the house night after night, kisses you good-night, and isn't afraid to threaten anyone who might hint at hurting you - physically or emotionally. He stands up for you when others may laugh, and he isn't ashamed to be seen with you - ever. He is protective of your name and doesn't ever speak poorly of you, to your face, or behind your back.
4. He works hard without complaint.
He is the hardest worker you know. He puts in long hours at work and then comes home and willingly unloads the dishwasher. He mows the lawn, takes out the garbages, and even paints the house. He lifts ALL the heavy things that ever need lifting. He unclogs toilets, fixes cars...and oh wait, he can fix anything (or call his friend who knows how to fix anything). He's a pretty amazing guy.
5. He tells you that you're beautiful, and compliments you daily.
He tells you that you look amazing, even when you don't ask! He notices the little things - when your hair is curled, when you painted your nails, and even your new earrings. And not only does he notice these things, but he makes an effort to compliment you. At the same time, he never seems to notice when your hair has been in a ponytail all day or when you haven't shaved your legs in what seems like forever. He thinks you're the most beautiful woman in the world and he is proud to call you his wife.
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6. He makes stressful situations funny.
Okay, let's be honest, he makes everything funny! He knows exactly what to say to get you to laugh instead of cry (wise guy), and he never fails to help you to look on the bright side of things. He always has you laughing at something he did or said, or something you did or said, and that is a pretty heroic quality to have in a marriage partner!
7. He is the best father around.
If you have kids, then you know that watching your husband as a father makes your heart melt. He takes time to play with the kids, to tickle them, to listen to them, and to find ways to encourage them. He shows them how much he loves you by kissing you often in front of them and saying kind and wonderful things about you. He has trained the kids to be polite to you and to treat you like the queen that you are. He makes it to all of your high-schoolers football games, meets every date that comes for your beautiful daughter, and makes this family of yours one happy place to be.
8. He listens to you, without trying to solve your problems.
He listens. He really listens. And he doesn't interrupt (at least not that often). He tries to understand how you are feeling and thinking so that he can help you figure yourself out. He also encourages you and supports you 100% in your hobbies and interests. His listening ear and encouraging words make you feel like a million bucks.
9. He is romantic.
He still woos you with flowers, leaves you little love notes (in his cute chicken-scratch handwriting), and calls you to ask you out for date night (texting counts, too). He always smells like a manly-man (in a good way) and is ever a gentleman in the bedroom. He loves you and he lets you know it. Very impressive.
10. He forgives willingly.
This may be the most heroic of all the items on this list. That husband of yours kept his promise to you - the one he made (and you made) when you were married. A promise to stick with you through thick and thin. He is still by your side. He is the most patient person you know. He is humble, and ever willing to ask your forgiveness. Equally important, this exceptional dude of yours is gentle enough to forgive you, time and time again.
So, on those days when you accidentally find yourself forgetting what an amazing man you married, look back at this list and remember how good you have it. Then go and find some thoughtful way to let your husband know how much you appreciate him!
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