I Love my Husband - A Dose of Encouragement & Things I Love #15

Today I'm combining my
  31 Days Blogging Challenge of "Things I Love"  with my Encouragement Series "A Dose of Encouragement"

So my title today is

and indeed I do love my husband

and I could list a whole string of reasons why I love him

but that's not what I'm going to do today.

I have seen lots of books and blog posts written about how to have a better relationship with your husband  and how to love him and there is a wealth of information out there for people who need to see ideas as to how to get back that love they feel has dimmed but I'm not thinking in that way today.

I'm just thinking of how I am so thankful to God that I still love Fred and he still loves me no matter what or who may have tried to make a difference in that situation throughout our 37 years of marriage and the 4 years of boyfriend/girlfriend.

I'm thinking about the times when I look at him leading worship in church and just think "I love that man", or the times I see him helping someone with something and I think "I love that man" or when he is smiling in a conversation with a friend, or lying sleeping, or sitting reading, or playing the guitar (with his guitar stare) or when he has on that comical smile as he teases me, or when he walks into the house from a work trip abroad or when he wears a suit.

Yes you were probably sitting there following those times I was talking about and sort of understanding but when I got to that last one you probably went  


Well I have always loved to see Fred in a suit and I still get a special happy loving feeling when I see him in a suit.  I have also had many opportunities to feel like that because Fred mostly wears a suit to church and often has to wear one for work.

So hasn't God been good to me giving Fred a love for church and a specific job that means I get to see him in a suit lots of times?

I could go back to my list but I don't need to, I think you probably know that I simply mean that there is just that contented happy knowledge that we love each other.

So what do I do when I feel like that?

When he arrives home from a work trip I can hug and kiss him and talk about his trip and everything that has been going on at home and just spend a lot of time with him.

Similarly when he has that comical smile on his face.

When he's reading I can sit down beside him and tell him I love him.

When he's sleeping I can also tell him but he doesn't hear because I'll whisper and not wake him.

When he's helping someone or talking to someone else I'll just catch his eye and smile at him.

When he's leading worship I thank God for him - well it's not really appropriate to run up and give him a hug or a kiss is it?

Today I'm simply writing about that love we have which gives us the security in our relationship together.

The love that hasn't dimmed but it could dim if we let it.

That love which sometimes can be thrown out the window when there is a disagreement - but it shouldn't.

That love which sometimes can be forgotten about when we have to be apart often - but it mustn't.

That love which sometimes people just look on as a kind of contentment but instead it is the deep love which is cultivated by always remembering to share those feelings no matter how insignificant they may seem because they are not insignificant - Love is never insignificant.

Next time you feel "I love that man"  make sure you tell him at the next suitable opportunity. 

Even if it is only in a whisper.

Thanks for joining me for the 15th one in this Challenge.

If you would like to see a list & links to all of the 31 days just click here on Things I Love 


  1. Anonymous21:33

    That was good for my heart. Thank you. I'm glad Fred has a job where he gets to wear a suit for you too :)

  2. Anonymous21:33

    btw popped over from 31 days ..

  3. Anonymous19:04

    The love could dim if we let it. Oh so true!

  4. What a sweet post! I hope Fred reads it and realizes what a lucky man he is!

  5. What a delightful tribute to a loved husband! Your positive thinking and continual reminding yourself "I love that man" are just what you should be doing. I tell myself, "I thank God for this man." Is that the same thing? Thanks for sharing with us here at "tell me a story."

  6. This is so very sweet! My husband and I have been together for 14 years altogether (courting and now married), and I hope we continue feeling the way we do today! Thanks for linking to #AllAboutYou

  7. The commitment of a husband and wife in marriage is so precious.... through fun and good times... and also in difficult and trying times. Thank you for sharing this. :)

  8. I love to see my husband in a suit, too. There is just something about seeing them dressed in their best. Thanks for the reminder to bless our husbands and tell them what makes us smile about the way they serve others and God in their every day actions.

  9. I absolutely love this!!! I can't wait to write a post like this about my husband in about 30 years. :-) Thanks for linking up with the Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop!

  10. This makes me smile and reaffirms the quest I am on to continue to grow in relationship with my beloved husband.

    And I TOTALLY understand the suit swooning thing-- the same thing happens to me when I see the hubs in his Dress Blues for the army :-)

  11. This is a wonderful tribute to your husband.
    Yes, men do look stunning when they wear a suit.
    However, my man would prefer not to wear a suit and that is okay with me.
    I am so proud of my man and especially proud when he is playing his guitar in a band.

  12. You are both blessed ~ such a loving post and photo ~ Great post for H ~

    Happy New Year,
    artmusedog and carol

  13. I see what you mean. Fred is quite handsome in a suit!

  14. The Lord is good in so many ways! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I'm with you girl. My husband is a preacher and I love him in a suit! And I love his preaching!

  16. What a sweet post and testament to your love! And he does look good in a suit!

  17. It's so good to read about happy marriages and the small things that are part of that. Wonderful post.

  18. Lovely! Just was making list of how I can put in my husband's tank ... this was a timely post.

  19. I am totally grinning at the idea of you running up to hug and kiss him as he leads worship. There could be someone who needs to see that happening!

  20. This is so cute! And you make a cute couple. This is so inspiring to a newly wed of eight months! I love seeing my man dressed up too :)