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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Today I Will Be Better

*Originally posted @IEFamily: Missing Puzzle Pieces, my other blog*

I'm a good wife. At least I like to think I am.

I love my husband unconditionally, support all of his wacky hobbies, am his best friend and would walk through fire for him. But recently I've noticed that I take him for granted. Every little thing he does seems to be aimed at pleasing me and making me happy. I know, I'm one lucky lady!

The other day he looked me in the face & told me "I wake up everyday & think of different ways to make you happy" and that alone brought tears to my eyes.

Tears of happiness, joy, gratitude and a bit of sadness.

Sadness because unlike my wonderful husband, who's little quirks sometimes get on my nerves, I get so caught up in my daily routine that I forget to take a moment and think about how I can make him happy. I've been selfish in thinking that I don't have to go out of my way to make him happy and that he'll be content with the mediocre attention I give him throughout my busy day of commuting, work, family & writing.

I may think of myself as a good wife but in retrospect I'm not being the best wife I can be. I've allowed him to blend into the background of my life while he continues to put me first in his. I've taken him for granted and forgot for a moment that marriage is a partnership.

Today I will try harder to be a better partner and today I will think hard about how I can make my husband happy.

Marriage isn't always easy, it's something you have to work at everyday but it's always worth it


(note: For the record I'm not suggesting a woman be at a mans beck & call or forget who they are to please them. This post is about me realizing my selfishness & recognizing that my marriage isnt going to stay good on it's own, I have to put work into it.)
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7 comments:

  1. and cue the tears!
    love love love this post. always a hard realization... but a good one to realize. you and rusty are so wonderful together and have a love that is seen in each others eyes. *hugs*

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  2. Ah it easy to take the good things in life for granted isnt it. But you are recognizing that and making an effort to be more appreciative and that is awesome!

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  3. Beautiful post!!! Marriage is so worth all the effort put into it!!

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  4. I'm glad you said you will do it today.
    I saw a quote that said:

    Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. ~Spanish Proverb
    I'm not married but I've heard it's not a 50/50 thing, rather it's 100/100 deal.
    xoxoxo

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  5. Sometimes I feel the same way...it's really hard to keep up with life and still be a great wife, but I try.

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  6. I cant stand how some people or TV shows portray relationships. They push the idea that if your not madly in love everyday that its time to bolt. I strongly believe that in most cases if you were in love at one point you can always work your way back.

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  7. What a sweet, honest post that made me reconsider my own actions and whether I've been taking the time out to try to make my hubby happy. Thanks for the beautiful post!

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