My husband is the best person I have ever met. And nothing proves that more to me than the first trimesters of my pregnancies. During the first trimester weeks, when I am so sick (and cranky!) that I literally feel like I'm in a pit of despair, he cooks and cleans and does the laundry, in addition to all that he already does for our family. That's love. (He has also been known to buy me little gifts for each trimester and I think that is about the most thoughtful thing ever known to a pregnant woman.)
More than kind gifts and acts of service, I love my husband for who he is at his core. He is extremely thoughtful. And, really, so many other things, but his thoughtfulness has always stood out to me. Nothing proved his thoughtfulness more than this story I'm about to tell you. But it also shows me another thang I love about my husband-- his ability to make me laugh more than any other person. And to me, that is one of his biggest gifts to me. To be married to a kind man is wonderful. To be married to a kindhearted, merry man? It is the very best.
I've been having a lot of trouble sleeping well during this pregnancy and one night I was explaining all of this to my husband. Coupled with that, my husband is an early riser and his alarm clock has been my nemesis. It feels like I've just gotten to sleep when I am suddenly awake again to the sound of his alarm, which sounds like a duck quacking. I'm not.even.joking. (smile) The morning following our discussion about my ill sleep patterns, I awoke to my husband's alarm and something that made me giggle so much that the bed was shaking. I awoke to my sweet husband bending over his alarm clock saying, "shhhhhhhhh shhhh shhh shh." He was fast asleep. We're in trouble folks. We don't even have a newborn in the house yet. Oh the stories we could tell in a few months....
*I wanted to add that I did indeed get permission to tell this funny on my husband. Oh how I love him and all of his antics! Also, I spied the 'I'm sorry for what I said when I was hungry' on Pinterest a few weeks ago and I knew it would need to be included in a near future post!