That Crazy Man I Love {and how he loves me back}

Let me first just say this post could get a little mushy because, well…it's Valentine's Day…and talking about that crazy man I love and how he loves me back is just mushy, lovey dovey. So, deal with it! Haha!

I've started this never-ending list of reasons I love my husband and it's had a fun little impact on my blog. First, I have found a couple of new readers and friends and I am truly thankful for them. It is nice to once again have people coming by my blog to say hi and read what I am writing. The bigger impact it is having is that my husband is also reading what I write. Of course, he started coming by to see the list, but he has been back several times to read other things. He is even thinking about gearing up with his blog again!

Today, I wanted to start with a few reasons that I know he loves me:

1. His eyes show me. My husband has a hard shell. He is defensive and self-conscious and sometimes I really just don't know what he is thinking. But, when he looks at me (even when he is playfully mad at me) I can see the love. If you look closely at the pic below, you will see it, too.

2. He is never mad at me. I'm a difficult person to live with, I'll be honest. I'm cranky and lazy and I don't clean my house. I get frustrated and overwhelmed very easily and I get mad at him for just about everything. As frustrated as he might get with me (and I know it happens) he never shows it. I am not quite sure where he puts all that frustration, actually.

3. He wants to hold my hand. I'm really not sure when it happened, but I used to be a touchy-feely kind of person and I liked to cuddle. I don't anymore. But he wants to be close to me, all the time, and wants to hold my hand. I should let him more often.

4. He gets mad for me. I'm a people pleaser and I don't like people to be mad at me. Because of this, I tend to let people walk all over me. I vent to him, but then beg him not to do anything about it. Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't, but I always know that he's on my side.

5. He would do anything for me. Period. He loves me. I know it with every action he takes and every decision he makes. He loves me and I love him and because of that love, our boy is the happiest boy most people have ever met.

handsome boys


Why I Love My Husband: Part Five

That Crazy Man I Love {and how he loves me back}

Now for more of my never-ending list…

21. All of the above. I love him more and more every day for those reasons listed above. I recognize how hard it can be to love me and every day he chooses to continue that love and that makes me love him more.

22. He laughs from his belly. Almost every night (and usually every morning) our boy does something so hilarious that it makes us laugh. Last night, he was wrestling with his tiny stuffed penguin on his new trampoline and the penguin was winning… My husband starts laughing and it's a deep down belly laugh that I just find so freaking attractive! (I think I'm getting my lovey dovey, cuddly feelings back) 

23. He texts me on his breaks. This used to be frustrating for me because I had a really busy job and couldn't stop what I was doing when he took a break at work. Now, if I don't get a text from him, I wonder…did he get a break? is he upset with me? are they working him too hard? 

24. He kisses me first (sometimes). The boy and I drop Hubby off in the morning for work before I have to go to daycare and then work. When he is ready to get out of the car, the boy and I argue over who gets the first kiss and then who loves Daddy more. One day, Daddy and the boy had a discussion about who loved who more. Daddy said "I love you infinity" and the boy replied with "I love you Buzz Lightyear"…(insert belly laugh). 

25. He waits on me, patiently. Apparently, I'm the slow poke in our family (although I could argue that our boy is much slower) and it takes me forever to get out the door. Usually he will go outside and wait in the car, sometimes take the boy with him, and then he says I must be in the house whittling some wood…whatever! 😛  

Why I Love My Husband

I'm building this never-ending list every Thursday with the Happy Wives Club. Sometimes, it will be mushy and sometimes it will be hilarious, but it will always be true.

How do you know that your husband loves you?


  1. I like the belly laugh is my favorite of this list! 🙂

  2. Ann says:

    I love your list, Janet! My hubs is like #2 also. I can’t remember him ever getting really mad at me for anything. And if he ever did get upset, he forgives me right away! Yet, I could count on my hand how many time I got mad at him this week alone! Oh, boy! I have a lot to learn from my man!! Blessings!
    Ann @ Christ in the Clouds

  3. Love this! It’s so funny because one of your points is how you are so difficult to live with and get mad at him for just about everything. But then you are a people pleaser and want others to like you so always stands up for you. So it’s like he’s the punching bag and the heavyweight fighter all at once. That’s pretty doggone impressive!

    • janet says:

      Fawn, he likes to point that out to me sometimes. I tell him it is because I know he will love me no matter what.

  4. Stephanie says:

    It’s funny how you can get used to hearing from someone all the time, and when you don’t you start to worry. Consistency is a great thing in a partner, especially one you can allow yourself to depend on.

  5. Mama G says:

    Awwwwwwww have a lovely day together 🙂

    M x

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