So, you want to be an awesome husband?
This week we are celebrating my husband’s 33rd birthday. I do not think that I can fully convey how much my husband of 11 years truly means to me. Being married to your best friend is such a huge blessing!
So in honor of his birthday I wanted to share 7 Ways to be an Awesome Husband. Wives feel free to share this with your hubby. If you are a husband who is willing to read this, you must already be pretty awesome!
1. Tell her she is beautiful.
Tell your wife she is beautiful, everyday! This is pretty simple but powerful. Those are words that your wife needs to hear.
2. Remind her to take care of herself.
As a mom and a wife it is really easy to put yourself on the back burner. Ask her if she has eaten, showered, gotten some fresh air. Because there is a very strong chance that she has not, because she has been chasing a crazy toddler around the house all day.
3. Offer to help.
Sometimes as a mom we can take on too much and we forget to ask for help. If your wife is looking a bit frazzled reach out. Ask what you can do to make things go smoother. If she says nothing there is a very good chance that she does in fact need help but can’t verbalize what she needs at the moment. So, start with the obvious. Baby needs a diaper change, garbage needs to go out, dishes need to be washed, step in and lend a hand, even if she doesn’t ask.
4. Voice your appreciation.
There is nothing worse than working hard all day to care for your kids, keep house and get everyone fed and yet feel like you got nothing done. Tell your wife how thankful you are for all that she does. Cooking, cleaning, keeping your kids alive, going to work (if she has a job outside the home). All of these things can take a lot of mom. Let her know that you appreciate the many tasks that she takes on.
5. Take interest in what she enjoys.
Us girls love to talk. Having a conversation with you and having your undivided attention is important. Even if your wife wants to talk about a girly T.V. show, or better yet, offer to hang out with her while she watches said girly T.V. show. Talk about romantic!
6. Let your wife know she can succeed, encourage her to follow her dreams.
Encourage your wife to follow her dreams. Find ways to facilitate and help her achieve her goals. Let her know that her desires are important. Encourage her to pursue and set aside some time for the things she enjoys.
7. Tell her you love her.
This one should be self explanatory. Tell your wife you love her, all the time. You really never know what the future holds. Before parting ways tell your spouse you love them. It should be the last thing you hear from each other, and the first thing when reunited.
These are just a few of the things my husband does for me on a daily basis.
Gentlemen, I encourage you to try some of these tips and really invest in your wife and your marriage. You know what they say, “Happy wife, happy life.”
Happy birthday my love. Thank you for setting the standard of a good husband so high. Thank you for supporting me and my dreams and for being my best friend. I love you forever and always!