Thursday, August 20, 2009

the little things . . .




Several people have asked me recently how I like married life. I have to say the longer I am married the more I love it. I know we are still in the "honeymoon" stage but every week we've been married, even on our honeymoon I have gotten to know Ben better and see aspects of his character that I didn't know or experience before that I love. He is SO patient, giving (to me and to others), tender, and helpful. I have marveled at how truly perfect we are for each other. We balance each other out so well.

Some of the people (friends, co-workers, family) that have been asking me, "How's married life?" have shared after my comments that it only gets better with time. I know marriage is going to have its ups and downs but it is a sweet gift from God. Those 31 years of waiting for the right man paid off in full. I have an amazing man of God that blesses me daily.

One fun "little thing" he did for me today was surprise me with an electric toothbrush. You may think no big deal, it's a toothbrush, but I've never had one and I commented a couple times about his saying it would be nice to get one some day. When I got home and washed my hands in the bathroom this afternoon I saw a new electric toothbrush plugged in next to his! That made my day!

I want to remember and enjoy even the "little things" in marriage. It's the "little things" that make things extra special. Thanks Ben! I love you!

4 comments:

maxwellhouse said...

Yay for paired toothbrushes! Just don't ever accidentally use his, or your sweet husband might turn into a tiger. Well, depends on how weird he thinks sharing a toothbrush is. Mine apparently ranks it right up there with eating baby vomit.

Another note (and I could totally be wrong on this, but I think I'm basing it off of good research by my techie hubby): resist the urge to leave your cool new toothbrush on the charger all the time. The batteries used in the toothbrush (nickel-cadmium?) operate in such a way that continuous charging actually wears them out faster than just allowing them to discharge all the way, and then fully recharge.

Happy brushing! :)

cathy said...

Yes it is the thoughtful,"little things"that keep you loving him more and more.... like your hubby asking you to use the toothbrush right after you kiss him good-bye in the morning!!

ace said...

Thanks for the tip Janeen. I didn't know that actually.

Beth said...

Even better is that you poked fun at me last Thanksgiving when I was using my high-speed toothbrush. Now I understand that you just wanted to be part of the cool club...