{Husband's Letters}

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Husband's Letters: Dear Mrs. Loerke, sometimes you leave me notes about where to meet you in my sleep. You can be very specific, but I think this helps me find you. Dear Yak-In-The-Box, I'm a man who will try almost anything, but you've crossed the line with your 1,081 calorie bacon milkshake. SERIOUSLY. Dear First Day of Work, today marks my first 12 hours shift in the ER taking care of anyone who walks through the doors. Hopefully it will be their first day in the ER, too. Dear Emma, last night I had the privilege of attending your monthly book club for a discussion on how to love, affirm, and influence your spouse. I was so encouraged by how many of the things mentioned you are doing already! Nonetheless, I'm still looking forward to taking new ground with you in this area. 

Over and Out,
Tim

What's one of your husband's / wife's / bf's / gf's strengths? Em and I have learned to spend time celebrating these things more than we do dwelling on each other's weaknesses.

26 comments:

Katie said...

My husband does an amazing job telling me he loves he. He tells me all the time. And after almost seven years of marriage he also continually tells me he got so lucky to marry me (thankfully I feel the same way!).

Claire said...
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Claire said...

My boyfriend is the most sensitive, emotionally selfless, supportive man EVA. The way he responds to my internal breakdowns and struggles is a constant reminder that I should strive harder to give my emotional support as much as I receive his.

Stacy said...

I think this every day, but I really love this blog.

That is all.

Kristen said...

what's the book that was discussed at bookclub? Really, you've gotta tell us. ;)
One of my husband's greatest strengths is his patience with me. And his ability to forgive and forget. So thankful for that!!

Leslie @ Body Won't Break said...

One of my husband's strengths is how he always tries to show me just how much he loves me - even when I am acting "unlovable." He is always willing to help, too, even though I get frustrated that he doesn't do things the exact way I want. And he is patient.

He is truly the better half of our whole.

Merritt | LiveSimplyLove said...

My husband is the kindest man I know. He is tender-hearted, a good listener and very, very wise. I am so blessed to be married to him.

Yes, please tell us the name of the book!

Chelle Lynn said...

Learning to focus on the good can be hard. It seems like a no-brainer, but when negativity is allowed to build up, it's hard to see anything else.

After lots of hard times, my husband and I have really learned to build each other up. One of his best husbandly qualities is how eager he is at all times to make me happy. He may misunderstand me from time to time or get a little TOO stressed out about my comfort, but I know it all comes from a place of love and attentiveness, which is what really matters.

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend is the most emotionally steady person I know. It's not that he's patient, exactly, just that he's always the same and reliable and won't ever think less of me for anything I do.

Heidi said...

When I am completely coming undone, my husband is stone cold grounded. He has never once told me to calm down, he just lets me get it all out and then gives me a hug. Talk about feeling understood.

Also, his butt is AMAZING.

Allison said...

yeah what's the book? we want to read!

Serene said...

I want to know about this book too? Lol.

DLavina said...

I love my husband most for his Faith in God and how he has modeled that for me and our littles. Such a blessing!

: )

Elise said...

My husband is a wonderful listener. He thinks about what I say, asks good questions and responds. In listening, he is patient and remembers. I am blessed by this everyday.

R said...

he can admit when he's wrong, ask for forgiveness and forgive like no one's business. in my family, we never did that. so he teaches me a lot in that area!

wildchild said...

my fiance is the man at doing things for me when i don't even ask. if i'm having a hard day and being grumpy, he knows just how to fix it. he gets out and pumps my gas for me in my car. he constantly tells me he loves me and really really means it. he's thankful for me and i'm oh so thankful for him.

thanks for constantly uplifting us in our relationships :) you two seem like a great example of real love.

leemeandthegirls said...

Emily and Tim- Thanks for inspiring me to see my marriage as a blessing and a gift. Here's to hoping I can inspire someone the way you two have inspired me!
http://leemeandthegirls.blogspot.com/2012/02/dear-mr-sparks-youve-made-me-grumpy.html

Alysa said...

My husband is such an encourager. He is always supporting me and at the same time telling anyone who will listen just how great he thinks I am :) .Love him.

brlracincwgrl said...

Yes, what is the book?

My boyfriend is my biggest supporter and encourager! He constantly tells me he loves me, too! :).

the bergmans said...

My husband loves me for who I am and the way I was made but makes sure that I keep growing and he always makes sure that I know that he thinks I'm beautiful inside and out.

Team Todhunter said...

Nothing... and I mean nothing (okay maybe a couple, but it seriously just a couple) ruffles my husbands feathers. He is the most patient and understand person I have ever met. It is a nice balance with my crazy! He also is amzing with kids, which also balances out my lack of kids skills.

Alex Brown said...

I just discovered your blog off of pinterest. You are absolutely amazing. I know some of your cuteness will work their way into my marriage with my sweet baboo! Thank you for all of your wonderfulness! :0)

Nelle Somerville said...

My husband is extremely patient, loyal, trustworthy and kind.

Lisa E said...

I just discovered your Blog and love the fun and sincerity you bring to life.... marriage is hard enough without taking your self and spouse too seriously. If My husband and I lived near you guys I'd want to hangout. Love your insights, book recommendations, and goofy fun- Keep writing!

Today's Letters said...

sacred influence by gary thomas!

Jennifer Upton said...

I am just discovering you therefore the reason my comment is so late to this post, but any whooo....My husband, whom I call my Covenant Love has shown such strength in allowing me the space to heal. He suggested we create a safe place to approach one another without fear of judgement. I named this place "Our Nest." It is there he holds my hand tightly as tears fall offering me the gift of listening. It takes a very strong man to posture himself in such a way knowing that the tears that fall he caused, yet he cannot be the one to heal, but rather support as Christ heals you both.

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