Appreciating Your Husband
My husband recently got laid off from his job due to the recession and has been home full time for about two weeks. As negative as his job loss may seem, it’s been a blessing to me at this point in time. I have been dealing with some health problems that have kept me in bed and unable to do my daily activities, including chasing after our two kids. I have been blessed that my husband has been stepping up to the plate in a big way, even more than usual. It got me to thinking about how much I underappreciate him on a regular basis.
Often times I get into the mindset of “I do so much around here and no one seems to appreciate it” and I forget about all that my husband does without expecting my praise or any reward. Even before he was laid off, he spent a ton of time with the kids and did baths everynight. He always takes out the trash and brings in the heavy things from the car after big shopping trips. Little things like those go unappreciated so often that I have begun to take him for granted. I have come up with a few ideas of ways I can show my appreciation for him and thought I’d share. (Of course, being the ever loving and supportive husband he is, he will probably read this before you all do and will know the little acts of kindness before they are done!)
- Write him a little note telling him how much I love him and leave it in his car (I do this every now and then when I can sneak out to the car without him knowing)
- Give him an unprompted back rub
- Make his favorite dinner without asking him beforehand what he wants to eat that night
- Do the kids’ bath one night to give him a break
- Brag about him to my friends
- Make him his favorite cookies and not eat any myself
I think the best thing I can do to show him my true appreciation for all that he is and does is just to tell him and stop complaining when I don’t feel appreciated. I think he’ll like the last one best of all!
What kinds of little things do you do for your husband when you want to show him your appreciation? What are some ways you wish he would show you his appreciation for you?
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