My husband and I have been together for 18 years. I find myself wondering at times how we made it this far without killing each other. Cause it isn’t easy at all to make it this far. We have definitely had our ups and downs. Marriage is not easy. We have definitely had our ups and downs.
Sometimes the thing that helps me cope is remembering how he makes me feel when we are happy and the things he does to make me feel special. Like I remember the first time that I felt loved by him. Being loved by your parents and siblings is great but being loved by someone who is outside your family is something special. That means you chose them and they chose you. The first time I felt loved by The Husband was one time when I was sick. We had gone out on a date the day before and if I remember correctly it was really cold. The next day I woke up and I felt horrible. I was coughing, my throat was hurting, and my nose was running like crazy. At the time The Husband was working two jobs at the time. One we worked together. So I had to call out that day. He got off his first job and came to my house with some soup, orange juice, and a card. I got to tell you that I felt so special. Up until him no guy had ever done that for me before. Each time I think of that memory I smile.
Now that we are married he makes me feel special in other ways as well. Here are three ways he makes me feel special:
- He buys me my favorite candy. I love those sour gummy worms, skittles, and the regular gummy worms. If he brings me these things I will have a plastered smile on my face for awhile.
- Take me to the book store. I love book stores. So he knows taking me to a bookstore is my candy store.
- Just giving me his time. I love when he focuses on me. When the kids are busy and it’s just me and him I love just having his attention.
I enjoy having those moments to look back on. I also love those moments when they are happening. It is a great reminder that we love each other.
How does your significant other make you feel special?