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Appreciating Your Husband

by Christy on July 15, 2009
category: Humor/Random,Husbands and Dads,Inspiration,Uncategorized

thankyoudarling 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?

Photo Courtesy of KayVee.INC

4 Responses to Appreciating Your Husband

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    Comment by Alex
    July 15, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

    What a wonderful article. I agree and agree again. : )
    So many of us get caught up in our busy lives and we forget to thank people for the very important little things they do for us. And appreciating the little things we do for each other makes my family, especially my husband, so much healthier and happier.

  • Comment by Amanda
    July 15, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

    I think this falls in the line with the 5 Love Languages. I certainly try to show my appreciation for all my husband’s work with his love language. & then he reciprocates in mine. like doing the dishes (which I never do anyway…)

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    Comment by Christy
    July 16, 2009 @ 5:34 am

    Ahhhhh… the dishes! My most dreaded chore! :-) I wish I could even find a way to repay my hubby for all that he has done this past week. It’s really so easy to get caught up in ourselves that we forget to appreciate what others, especially our spouses and significant others, do for us.

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    Comment by mom2amara
    July 22, 2009 @ 7:15 pm

    You are definintely correct. Dad2Amara lost his job recently too due to the economy and has spent the summer watching our daughter. And while he now is doing more laundry and dishes, before being laid off, Dad2Amara was on garbage duty, carpool duty, and bathroom cleaning. You’re right – I think an impromptu note is needed!

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