Thursday, January 15, 2009

How I want my husband to feel. always.

"I have steak at home. Why would I ever go out for a hamburger?" -paul newman
(in reference to his wife)

I love this quote. When I shared it with dave, I said it wrong. I started by saying

"Why would I ever go out for a hamburger, when I have steak at home." He started laughing and said, "I thought you were going to say, "when I have the cow at home." Isn't he a card?!

I really want dave to always feel this way. To be so happy to come home because he is appreciated and treated kindly and given all the love and attention that he needs. That he is treated with respect and consideration, and pampered even. Did you notice that I didn't say that he would come home to a supermodel. I don't think that is what that quote means. That his wife is better looking than all the others, therefore he will never look anywhere else. No, that isn't why a man wanders. A man simply wants to be cared for, loved, appreciated, and respected as the provider and head of the home. In return, he will always be loyal to his family and want to give you anything and everything that will bring you happiness.

That is a tried and true recipe for a happy man. I am afraid I don't always use this recipe. I get lazy and want to make something fast and easy, or even worse , order out. The problem is, that isn't nearly as healthy, or satisfying.

So, have you told you man "thank you" today? Have you told him that you appreciate all he does to provide for you and your family? Did you look him in the eyes and say, "you are so the best! I love you." Did you speak to him kindly today, and ease his burdens, and calm his soul? Or did he just get pushed aside in your busyness, and given a command like he is one of the kids.

I'm afraid, I am guilty of the latter today. Did I mention that saying "I'm sorry often" is the icing on the cake for the above mentioned recipe? Don't forget the frosting. It just wouldn't taste as good without it.

Thank goodness Dave has his own special recipe that includes patience and forgiveness.


Anonymous said...

is this brad pitt and angelina jolie??? wow!!!! you and dave look so hot--and in your bathing suits!!!! now that's not something you see everyday! :) i love it when you post daily!!!! i think you should win a blog award!!!
ciao ciao!

kelly said...

i like that picture alot.

Amie said...

the cow, lol!

Good reminder. =)

GRodenberg said...

Did you post this after our conversation???? haha

heather said...

no, you dork! after mine with dave. ha.

Anonymous said...

This is why I miss having you around. YOu truely inspire everyone you touch. we need more people like you here in Missouri!


Leslie said...

I love that photo of you and Dave. It just looks so happy.