Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Husband's Perspective



It's time for another Wedded Bliss Wednesday hosted by Table for More and Life After...   A few weeks ago, I introduced you to my sweet husband, but this week, the tables are turned and he's answering a few questions about me.  For the past two years, you've been hearing all about me and our marriage from my viewpoint, now it's his turn to get his perspective out there:


What was the first thing you noticed about your wife?
The first time I saw my wife, it was a picture on CatholicMatch.  We don't remember who contacted who first, but the picture that I remember seeing first was her at a restaurant celebrating her birthday with her grandparents.  Specifically, I noticed her smile.  I could tell she was very happy where she was.  To this day, one of my favorite things to see my wife do is smile.
When you first started dating your wife, what kept you calling/asking her out?
When we met, I truly felt that God had brought us together.  I loved her personality, her intelligence, and her faith the most.  I knew that she was the one that I would spend my life with after just a short time of talking to each other on the phone before we even met.
What is your wife's best quality?
My wife's best quality is her faith.  She teaches me new things about the faith almost everyday and helps me grow closer to God in doing so.
What is your favorite thing to do with your wife?
My favorite thing to do with my wife is cook with her.  Right now, we live with Mandi's parents and we frequently cook for all five of us.  We usually go to the grocery store during the day and cook a nice dinner at night.  While we chop vegetables we usually talk about what is going on in our lives and it is very peaceful.
What are you most excited for for the future with your wife?
I am most excited for when we own our own house and fill it with kids.  Since we've been married, we have only lived in cramped apartments and with Mandi's parents.  It will be great when we finally have a place to settle down, decorate it how we want, and not worry about moving within the year.  Spending time with Mandi and our children inside our house is something I dream about a lot.
How do you make your wife feel loved?
I try to make my wife feel loved by doing the little things that most people take for granted.  For example, I love to make her lunch for the following day when she goes to work.  Sometimes I put a little note in there to tell her how much I love her or I cut her sandwich so that it resembles an "M" for Mandi and mommy.
This question isn't part of the linkup, but I wanted to give him a chance to show my readers that I'm only human: What are your wife's biggest flaws?  What about her drives you crazy?
My wife's biggest flaw is her impatience.  I know she has a lot on her plate right now with work and writing lesson plans, so I understand.  I also appreciate that she tries to improve on her patience everyday.

17 comments:

  1. I absolutely love reading these! That's so awesome you cook together and that's your time to talk! I hope someday soon you can get a house and live with your husband and Lucia!

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  2. I love that you guys cook together! Stop your cuteness!!! Thanks for linking up hun!!!! xoxox

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  3. Catholic Cookie JarOctober 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    I absolutely love that he cuts your sandwiches into an M shape! So, so sweet! :)

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  4. haha, so brave of you to ask your husband what your flaws were (and brave of him to answer the question!!) I wonder what Angel would say if I asked him that... :P

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  5. The romantic part of me thought the M shaped sandwiches were super cute but then the frugal side of me freaked out at all the wasted bread! LOL

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  6. He makes you lunch?! SOLD! What a wonderful husband you have :)

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  7. What a sweet post! I love that your husband dreams about building a home with you, and that he cuts your sandwiches into M shapes! So great:)

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  8. Great answers! I like the last one...patience is hard and it is a daily struggle for a lot of us. :)

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  9. He also puts the baby to bed every night (and gets up with her when she wakes up). He's a keeper!

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  10. Thanks! This posts helps me remember not to take my sweet guy for granted!

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  11. Beth Anne, I'll admit, the first time I saw the cut out M in my lunch, I though "Well, he could have at least given me the cut outs so I could eat them". I hate to waste food too!

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  12. Thanks, Rachel! I figured that is might be a little too sickly sweet if all he did was write amazing things about me. Just like any married couple, we still drive each other nuts sometimes!

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  13. We really missed cooking together after Lucia was born and one of us always had to be with her keeping hor out of trouble, but now that we live with my parents, it's such a blessing to have them watch her while we make dinner (and I think my parents feel the great meals and some fun time with their granddaughter are pretty neat too!)

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  14. Thanks, Emily! I'm sure we have a house in our future someday, but it's hard waiting for it!

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