Why I Want to Invest In My Own Marriage

Alright, let’s dive right in today with a serious truth.

We have a limited amount of time in our current bodies.

Death is one of the few certainties in life, and we usually don’t have a say in when our time comes.  This fact can overwhelm and scare us at times.  However, we also can use it as a reminder to figure out what’s important to us and focus on those things.

One of those important things for me is my marriage.
Officially Husband & Wife, June 2007

I feel like I hit the jackpot with my husband.

I could go on forever about all the amazing qualities he possesses but I can see how that might get annoying, so I’ll just stick with that I feel like a very lucky woman to have him as my husband.

I love having a person to lean on during hard times.

Life is not always roses and rainbows.  My husband has helped me wade through many difficult times.  His support is undeniably important when life throws unhappy events my way.

He provides for our family financially.

I have wanted children for as long as I can remember.  I had always hoped that I would be able to stay home with my children, nurturing them the way I feel best for my family.  Without my husband’s hard work, I would not have had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom.

Loving my husband gives my life a fuller sense of worth.

Ok, that might sound a little crazy and maybe a little Stepford-ish.  Even so, I can’t deny that caring for another adult in a loving and unselfish way is something that gives me purpose.  I enjoy being a wife, and I enjoy doting on my husband.

I love experiencing life with another person.

Admittedly, I am not a loner.  I prefer to have another human around me almost all the time.  Experiencing a large portion of life with the same person has some major benefits.  I loving being able to have inside jokes.  My husband understands what I’ve been through in life.  He truly GETS me.  He knows why I feel the way I feel about things, even if he doesn’t agree with me.

He gives me those warm, fuzzy feelings.

My husband not only understands what makes me the person I am, he also makes me feel loved and accepted.  He gives me those warm, fuzzy, happy, sunshiny feelings in a way that only he can.

I love having a nightly cuddle buddy.

Before falling asleep at night, I sometimes wonder how it’s possible for me to be able to sleep next to and hug my favorite person all night, every single night.  And how wonderful is it to put my frozen little toes right on his warm heated back in the middle of the night?!  I know he doesn’t find it wonderful… Oh, the things you do for love… but I do enjoy having my own personal toe warmer.

And last, I love having a built-in babysitter!

Just kidding! A dad doesn’t babysit his own children just as a mom doesn’t babysit her own children.  That being said, sharing the responsibilities of child-rearing with another adult allows me to be a better parent in so many ways.

All kidding aside, my marriage is a valuable treasure to me. I want to make sure to support it to the fullest extent.  If my death comes before his, I want his heart to be certain that I loved him more than anything while I was alive.  And should he pass before me, I want to have confidence that I fully cherished him during the time we had together.

Now you know WHY my marriage is important to me and why strengthening it is a sparkle-worthy goal.  I encourage you to think about why your relationship is important to you and to work on strengthening yours as well. 🙂

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!



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