Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Love Your Spouse


If you've spent more than five minutes on Facebook lately, you've probably seen your fair share of photos posted as part of the "Love Your Spouse" challenge. My wife has received numerous requests to take that challenge, but for some reason she has not yet accepted.

I figured I would take this opportunity to do it for her in the form of 7 things she loves about me rather than 7 photos of us together. So here is her very own description (totally a lie) of the 7 things she loves most about me (as far as I know). If you pay very close attention, you'll almost be able to hear her voice.

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7 Things I Love About Jesse - by his (unsuspecting) wife, Sarah
Sweet
Jesse is one of the sweetest people I have ever known. I'm thinking it has something to do with the fact that he eats so much ice cream and chocolate. Or perhaps it's the peanut butter and honey toast he makes in the middle of the night (that I totally don't know about). Come to think of it, maybe I meant sweat instead of sweet. He sweats at least as often as he is sweet.

Caring
Jesse is a big and strong guy. I often need him to lift things that are too big for me. Oh wait, that's carrying. He is very good at carrying things. Come to think of it, there was that one time about 10 years ago that he actually held my purse for me while I was trying on clothes in the department store dressing room. I can only assume he walked around a bit while he waited for me - so that would involve carrying. It also makes him sweet....and possibly sweaty, but I digress...

Good Father
Jesse is a great father to our daughters. I think a lot of this has to do with how much trouble he was always getting into as a kid. That apparently prepared him for anything that our girls can throw at him. He certainly has plenty of ideas for different forms of punishment that I can only assume came from first hand experience. In reality, this one is more like 50-50 because he's kind of like having another kid in the house about half the time.

Good Provider
Jesse is a PHENOMENAL provider! Not only does he help us pay (some of) our bills on occasion, he is always providing me with things to do. I don't even have to ask and I will find a hamper full of dirty clothes I can wash. (Technically, some of his dirty clothes are located "near" the hamper rather than in it.) He is always providing me with little treats like a dirty glass in the sink or a towel on the bathroom floor. All in all, I never have a shortage of things to do around the house thanks to all the opportunities he provides me.

Handyman
Jesse is all hands at times...oh wait, this is a family friendly blog... Jesse is pretty good at fixing things around the house. He better be considering how many things he breaks. It is nice to know that he has a number of friends who are better at fixing things than him, so some of our broken stuff actually does get fixed eventually.

Always There For Me
Jesse is nothing if not dependable. I can always count on him to be there for me when I need him. By "there" I mean, in the living room. If he's not sitting on the couch typing on his computer, he's laying on the living room floor taking a nap. (I still don't understand why he loves that floor so much??) On the rare occasions he can't be found in one of those two places, I always know I can reach him via text or email...because he's always there.

Handsome
Jesse is far more handsome than the few thousand photos of him online make him appear. If you saw him in the same light I do, you would understand. The best light to see Jesse in is with the setting sun behind him. His silhouette in front of that canvas of orange, red, purple and blue is a sight to see. It's even better if you're squinting a little bit. If that doesn't work for you though, Jesse is also pretty handsome when there is no available light as well.

In Conclusion
Jesse is more than I ever could have, or would have, asked for. Well, maybe I'm just afraid to ask for more if these are the first seven things I got. Sometimes it's just better to appreciate what you have instead of trying to think of ways to change it. You never know exactly what you might get.

~ Sarah (Jesse's loving wife)

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Thank you honey! I couldn't have said it better myself. Until next time....