The Hubs.

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I’m not a super cheesy person, but what kind of wife would I be if I didn’t include the hubs on the list of things I’m thankful for? This post is not for the faint of heart. If you gag easily you may want to click out of the blog.

Consider yourself warned.

There are a lot of things I could say about Kyle that I’m thankful for, but I think I’ll hone in on just one. I promise I’m not being lazy, I just find in my own life I like when people are specific about what they like. I know I feel more loved/complimented when someone praises me for one certain thing rather than saying something broad like, “You’re really great!”

So here it goes.

The thing I’m probably most thankful for in my husband is his ability to encourage me with his words. Ya’ll, he’s amazing at this. Words of affirmation are his jam, just like our oldest son. He has always been my biggest cheerleader in anything I’ve wanted to do. Just for a day, I wish I could see myself through his eyes. His eyes tell me I’m beautiful and I will accomplish great things. My eyes look at me with insecurity and doubt. His eyes have no fear. My eyes have fear tattooed on their retinas. His eyes see my potential. My eyes see my shortcomings. I wish I had his eyes, because my eyes are a work in progress.

He has actually been the one telling me to write, along with the whisper in my head I liked to ignore. He told me years ago he thought I would be a good blogger. He’s always encouraging me to be the best version of myself. Like I’ve said before, everyone needs a cheerleader in his/her life. I feel blessed that my husband is my biggest fan. He’s told me before that I’m gifted at writing words so it must be said that he is gifted at speaking them. When he speaks words of validation and love to me, it’s more than any words I could write on a page. It breathes life into my soul. I love this about Kyle and I am grateful that he loves me this way.

We’ve been married 11 years and I’m not going to tell you it’s been blissful. We’ve been blessed for sure, so I’m not complaining, but it hasn’t been all rainbows and kittens. God had been good to us and has also seen us through some difficult things. Nothing greater than what other people face but for us, they were hard things. That’s just life. At the end of the day, though, I know he is for me. Many times I feel like he fights harder for my dreams than I do. And when he’s rooting for me, it gives me the courage to fly.

Words.

They hold so much more power than we give them credit for. I encourage you to speak words of love and affirmation into someone’s life today. You may be the only person doing it. And it might make all the difference.

What are you most thankful for in your spouse/significant other?

-Courtney

 

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