Tuesday, December 29, 2020

To My Guy

Unintentionally I have read a lot of books this year about women who have risen from abuse or harassment of any kind. I'm grateful their stories are out there because their voices need to be heard. But invariably that means I've read a lot of books that shed a bad light on men as the abusers and the manipulators. I think 2021 is the year where I read more about good men in the world. 

But first, I want to share the good that has come from my man and express gratitude for him. I didn't want to just be another post on IG gushing about their husbands during the gratitude challenge that President Nelson gave us. I don't like feeling like there was a prescribed way of doing it like day 1 you post about your husbands, day two post about your kids, etc. But hey, this is my personal blog so I can get to do whatever I want! 

Austin is my side by side partner who believes and acts on the belief that everything is figure-out-able. I have run into so many weird health problems or when I've had the unexplained mishaps with my phone, he is right there helping me and most importantly not letting me give up so easily when I want to throw in the towel. 

He is by far the most fun parent. Dallin makes known exactly who he would rather hang out with. Me trying to help him. His response:"No, I want Daddy!" (Daddy sounds like a British "Da-tty"-it drives Austin bonkers). 

Austin likes things done in a certain way. Early in our marriage I got so defensive about it but I've learned to let him do the 'non-essential' things his way. For example, he thinks brushing my hair will solve all my hair problems. So occasionally, usually on a Sunday, after I've washed my hair, he'll take the time to brush and brush my hair. Then he'll comment later how nice my hair looks and it was all because of brushing it first! I laugh but he's probably right, and I'll give him that. 

Good thing he's a softy because sometimes it feels so good to have someone to cry with you! I don't profess to be much of a crier (Austin's family crying genes can handle for the both of us!) but his sensitive nature is right there when I need it. And even when my emotional rollercoasters get in the way of being a kind hearted spouse, he's just right there to sit with me. He'll do that as long as is necessary for me. 

I'm grateful for the 8 years together and the many more to come. Love you to the moon and back.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet, sweet post! Austin is the best. I did laugh at the "prescribed" gratitude posts like day 1 husband...lol. Yes, there was a little underlining pressure with that!