Monday, May 21, 2012
Yesterday was my husband's 30th birthday. I would say that I'm fairly terrible at giving gifts for a few key reasons: I hate waiting. I am terrible at keeping secrets & I am unable to contain my excitement. So, I gave him his birthday gift a few weeks ago: a Blu-ray player and the first three seasons of Mad Men. Mostly because I was excited, but partly because I really wanted to have access to his birthday gift. Such a great wife, I am.
The funny thing about this birthday is that he often says things like, "When we're thirty..." and I have to remind him every time that I will not be turning 30 this year---I'm turning 29. And I will milk my twenties for all they are worth, thankyouverymuch.
In addition to his willingness to tolerate me on a daily basis, here are a few other things that are pretty great about him:
He's thoughtful; he quietly notices little things and remembers just about everything.
He always takes out the trash, because he know how much I hate doing it.
He's generous. He dedicates himself to giving time and resources to others--and inspires me to do the same.
He's calm and level-headed, especially when things are crazy.
He is an amazing cook. He enjoys cooking (I don't) and makes amazing meals.
He can build (and repair) just about anything.
He is frugal. Sometimes to a fault, but he is very smart with his (our) money.
He is incredibly low maintenance. So much so, that the only thing he wanted to do on his birthday was yard work. So, we spent 8 hours outside. And drank beer and watched Mad Men afterwards, of course.
He's patient. Really, really patient.
But more than anything, he's a good friend and an amazing husband. He's patient and kind and I really don't know what I would do in this world without him by my side.
And when I say he tolerates me, I mean it: I'm not exactly the easiest person to spend the rest of your life with--but he does it with grace and kindness.