THIS MAN! Oh this man. Just the sight of him STILL makes me swoon. He works SO hard for our family. He GETS me! He truly understands me better than I understand myself.(Thanks @npualumni psych degree!) And even though our love languages differ (I’m gifts and words of affirmation, he’s quality time and acts of service, that’s just my best guess, we still have yet to read the book/take the quiz/etc), and even though it can be frustrating, I see EVERY DAY him showing us love in his language. And I cannot thank God and his parents enough for the amazing man that has blessed me and our children so richly!
Tonight some random guy I’d never met messaged me on IG TWICE “hey pretty ❤️” I told him I was flattered, but that first and foremost, I’m happily married and fiercely devoted to my husband. Then I blocked him. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
The reason I’m sharing this side note is that I realize I don’t post a lot of pictures of Ben. Mostly because he’s simply not a fan of social media or having his picture taken. He’d rather just be in the moment. I love that about him, even if I struggle to do the same. And I realized that despite my bling post from the other day, maybe I haven’t been clear enough that he is still the man of my dreams, after “all” these years. (Can I say phrases like that when we’ve only been together for 13 some years? It still feels like just yesterday, and yet he is so engrained in my heart, that I can’t even remember what life was like without him, even in my memories from before him.) Ben checks in on FB maybe once a year at best. So as much as I’d like to think I’m doing this for him, I’m not even sure if he’ll see it. But all this to say, next time you see him, would ya give him a kind word? A pat on the back? Don’t like or comment here, because, like I said, even with tagging him, he probably won’t see it at all, or the very least, it’ll be months at best. But this Godly, handsome, kind, tough as nails, stubborn as an ox, and strong as one too, man after my own heart who gives us so much love, and I wish I was better at showing him love the way he receives it, because he deserves so much!