Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nov. 22, 2008 - Gratitude Post Challenge Day 21

Tonight as I sit here I'm having a hard time thinking of what to write about that I am thankful for today.

I have many different little things I'm thankful for, some of them are things I've already blogged about, some of them are little things I appreciate but they seem so minor, but the thing that is really sticking in my mind tonight is what a wonderful marriage I have and how lucky I am to be married to my husband, who is so much more different and caring than so many men that I know.

Today my husband and I attended a wedding. As I sat there and listed to the deacon's wonderful sermon I was reminded of what a wonderful marriage and husband I have. The deacon was speaking about advice his father had given him as a young man just getting married.

The advice the deacon's father gave him was to be sure to kiss your spouse every morning, every night before you go to sleep, every time you leave the house, every time you come home, and every time you see your spouse, even if it is just out on the street because you never know when it may be the last time you will see him/her.

It made my heart swell because I realized that for the most part my husband and I do that every single day. My husband gives me a kiss every morning before he leaves for work and then again when he returns home at night. He kisses me every night before we go to bed, and if either of us goes to leave the house we give each other a quick kiss and say bye before leaving.

Yes, there are occasions when we don't kiss before leaving home, but I would say they are extremely rare. Whenever we are out and about my husband will always reach for my hand to hold it as we walk along or ride in the car together.

It means so much to me that he is not afraid to show his affection to me both privately and in public. I cannot tell you the number of couples I know that very rarely, if ever show affection toward each other when others are around. I'm sure there are many of them who don't get much affection when they are alone together either.

It makes me sad.

I've talked with friends who have husbands that vary rarely shower their spouse with compliments or words of love, let alone show their affection by giving a hug or a kiss, without expecting something more to come of it. I just cannot comprehend what it must be like to be in such a relationship.

I got very lucky in the husband department when I found Greg and I am so thankful to him that he is loving and shows affection toward me every single day.

I couldn't help but feel my heart swell with love for my husband as I was once again reminded of what a wonderful spouse and what I wonderful marriage I have while listening to the deacon's sermon today.

1 comment:

acso911 said...

I had a thought about that comment when he made it. I remembered the day of my accident, what if the worse could have happened, and I didn't kiss you or maybe we went off that day and we where angry. So, no matter how much I want to strangle you sometimes, you need to know that I always love you.

And ya know..it wouldn't bother me if you were to return the affection sometimes when we are driving in the car.