• Jude-Anne Phillip

To the man in my life, your wife appreciates you

Updated: Jun 8, 2019

For those of you who follow my blog, you may have noticed that I have been MIA for a while.

This is because my family has been in a transitional state for the past month. A transition for the better, however, it does require that the boys and I be separated from my husband for a few months. It also means that this will be the first Christmas that we will spend apart, which we absolutely hate.

So, for the past month, I have been flying solo for everything. I have been living the single mother life and it has been exactly what you would expect it to be. Hard, very hard, and exhausting.

This period has been my personal experience of not knowing what you’ve got ’til it’s gone because my eyes have been opened to just how much my husband does to ease all of my daily stresses.

Now I am sure that I am not alone here, but when my husband was here I often huffed and puffed, stomped around and made some loud sighing noises to clearly communicate that I was upset about “having to do everything”.

When he did help me with the laundry or dishes or pack away the groceries I complained that he did it wrong (aka not my way) so I refolded the clothes, repacked the groceries and complained some more. I am baffled as to why he continues to help.

I was always so negative and often belittled his contributions. I, like many women, never really stopped to appreciate the things that my husband does. The big things AND the little things.

So, for this post, I am going to do something that is rare in today’s world. I am going to give some love and appreciation to the man in my life.

To my husband,

Thank you for taking out the trash, every day, because you know I hate to. Thank you for dropping and picking up the kids to and from school every day because I had to work.

Thank you for playing with the kids and keeping them occupied when you know I just needed some time to rest, to do work or to catch up on my Netflix.

Thank you for killing all of those disgusting spiders.

Thank you for doing the housework even though I complain about how you do it. Thank you for not thinking that housework is only my responsibility.

Thank you for those amazing pork chops and honey bar-b-que wings that you make and for offering to make them when you know I am too tired or lazy to cook that day. Thank you for my back rubs.

Thank you for holding me close whenever I have a hard day.

Thank you for being a stay at home dad and for being a working father. In both circumstances, you provide for our family.

Thank you for being an involved father and a faithful husband. Thank you for spending all night playing video games or snoring my ear off because it means that you are at home with your family.

Thank you for doing whatever it takes to keep your family safe.

Thank you for taking care of everything car related.

Thank you for forcing me to buy something for myself whenever I feel guilty about doing it.

Thank you for every time you tell me I am beautiful and you make me feel like the sexiest woman there is.

Thank you for every time you make me laugh and for every time you wipe my tears away.

Thank you for supporting every venture that I get myself into and for helping me chase my dreams. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your dreams.

Thank you for your unending love. Your wife appreciates you.

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