The Wife I Am- Wife Appreciation Day

Do you ever just look at your spouse in awe? Every time I sit and think about my husband, I feel blessed.  He married into a crazy family and through it all, he loves me unconditionally.  Not sure if he is a glutton for punishment or I am the luckiest woman on the planet because it hasn't been easy for him.

Chris and I come from very different backgrounds.  I grew up in section 8, mostly with my mom and sisters, and he grew up in his family home with two parents.  My mom taught me to be independent and his mom is a doting wife and mother. We have clashed on so many things from child-rearing to how to properly fold the laundry.  I have the temper and he just says "Yes, dear." I cannot touch the kind of wife or mother his mother is because she is a saint.

Now, ladies and gents, I am sure you can all agree that there are times your significant other gets on your last nerves.  I am beginning to think this is more normal than not. It's the little things that irritate me like when he can fall asleep within 5 minutes of laying his head down while I am struggling to turn my brain off.  He is ex-military and folds his clothes a very precise way... if I rush to get it done and do it incorrectly, he unfolds and refolds it.  He's not mean about it, but I want to push it all on the floor to make him start again. It makes me nuts.  

Now he won't ever admit that something I do irritates him but I know there must be a list of them. I get either really happy/goofy when I am tired or I get emotional and cry at the drop of a hat.  If I was married to me I would scare me but he does what I need to get back to my normal self.  He never falters in giving me the support I need not only as a mom and wife but as a woman.  He encourages me, supports me, and loves me unconditionally.  When I need to have in-depth conversations he is all ears. When I feel insecure he makes me feel protected. I couldn't ask for a better partner in life. 
  
I am the wife I am because of the husband he is.  There is no comparing his past to my past, but each experience has led us to each other.  Today is Wife Appreciation Day, but he appreciates me every day. It leads me to a piece of advice...
Be with the one that makes you laugh and makes you angry. The anger means you care. Be with the one that makes you feel at the top of the world even on your worst day. Let your spouse be your best friend and the possibilities are endless.
If he forgets to tell you how great you are just know that you are rocking it.


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