Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways". Unfortunately for me - and for the readers of this blog - Mrs Barrett Browning was far more poetic than I find myself to be. However, I could come up with three simple reasons I love the Mr to share with all of you ...
His humor: Don't all those surveys always tell us that the
majority of women say what they want is a man who can make them laugh?
Yep! And most days the Man of the House can get a laugh out of me. Is
much of my laughter accompanied by rolling eyes and with a little
groan? Sure. He's got that kind of sense of humor. But it's still
laughter. Sometimes it bubbles up even when I don't want to laugh.
When I want to be grumpy, or mad, or when I want to just pout about
something. Somehow he can still manage to make me laugh despite my best
efforts to be in a bad mood.
2) His encouragement: He believe in me, even when I have little to no faith in myself. When I wanted to start an Elsy shop - he was right there telling me to go for it. When I say I want to write - he tells me to just do it. (and reminds me that what I do each week on this blog is, in fact, writing.) While my mind tells me all the reasons I can't. When fear raises up to choke my dreams. He is right there, pushing me past the excuses and cheering me on to take a leap of faith.
3) His physical attributes: Call me shallow... but the Man of the House is just plain HOT. And yes, I love that about him. I don't know how he manages it, but he is somehow even better looking than he was 22 years ago when I married him!