I recently saw this little meme on Facebook that said something along the lines of, “Every woman just wants a man who will scoop her up in his arms, carry her to bed, and then clean the entire house while she sleeps.”
Do you know that there are nights when my husband literally does this? (Usually minus the carrying me to bed part...he works hard, so can you blame him?)
I’m not trying to gloat about how my husband is obviously the most amazing man ever. My point is that I am LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY. But not because I married a man who will go out of his way to do nice things for me.
I am lucky, and overwhelmingly blessed, to be married to a man who does these things because he knows how to gauge me. Even when I don’t say a word, he knows when I am in my dark place, and when I just need a break. And he does everything in his power to give me that.
So many people never get that from their significant other, and that makes me really sad. Because after two and a half years of marriage, I’ve realized that there is a lot of crap that happens on a daily basis. Adulthood kind of sucks. And we need to have someone in our lives who is there to pick up the pieces when we are just too weak and worn down to do it ourselves. And you know what, that person SHOULD be our spouse.
So here’s a shout out to all the men out there who do that and so much more for us women:
Here’s to the man who makes fresh-fruit topped french toast for his wife before she even crawls out of bed.
Here’s to the man who, like a magic cleaning fairy, cleans the entire house while his wife sleeps so that she can wake up without angst about the day ahead.
Here’s to the man who takes time out of his own busy schedule to help his wife pull her truck out of the snow.
Here’s to the man who chooses to spend an evening with family every now and then, instead of attending his regular Wednesday night fire drills.
Here’s to the man who works out every day with his wife, whether he wants to or not, because he knows that in doing so he offers the support that she needs in order to have a good day.
Here’s to the man who will drop everything on a dime to help his friends out of any dilemma in which they find themselves.
Here’s to the man who works more than 40 hours a week, every week, doing hard physical labor, to provide for his family and make sure they can make ends meet every month.
Here’s to the man who constantly opens his doors to his children, no matter how old they grown, and is always willing to take them in regardless of his own emotional or financial situation.
Here’s to the man who very patiently teaches his over-zealous niece how to gently handle Christmas ornaments, instead of being stern and over-worried like everyone else.
P.S. Each and every one of these men are real. I know them personally, and they are heroes.