Last night I couldn’t sleep again due to insomnia. Surprise, surprise. As I sat up in my bed, I tried to settle my mind by focusing on a single thought.  I thought maybe if I can just focus, it’ll be easier for me to drift back off to sleep.  So as I got into my most comfortable sleep position, the thought that immediately came to me was to try to identify all the reasons why I’ll never leave my husband.

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I honestly don’t know why that particular thought flooded my mind.  Maybe it was his loud snoring. Especially since I have a tendency to threaten divorce if he doesn’t do something about it.  Of course, I never really mean it, but he gets the picture.

Anyway, because I was in bed last night sans laptop or pen & paper, I compiled these 50 reasons as soon as I woke up in the hopes that I’ll never take these things for granted.   I came up with many more, but right now I have preggo brain, so I just have to thank God that I even remembered to put on underwear today 🙂  So here are 50 reasons why I’ll never leave my husband.

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50 Reasons Why I’ll Never Leave …

  1. He gives me the greatest massages without ever having to ask
  2. He shares the laundry duties
  3. He stands up as head of our household and I’m totally fine with that
  4. After almost 17 years together, he still undresses me with his eyes
  5. He genuinely loves and prays for my family
  6. He’s patient with me
  7. He often tells me I’m beautiful, intelligent and hilarious
  8. He values my opinion
  9. He knows how to budget
  10. He’s handsome
  11. When I’m pregnant, he basically does everything so I don’t have to lift a finger
  12. He shares my passion for music
  13. He thinks I’m funny
  14. He loves my natural hair
  15. I feel safe in his arms
  16. He’s my best friend and a great lover
  17. He’ll give me his last few dollars so I can go buy something I probably don’t need
  18. He’s a great father
  19. When I’m happy, he’s happy and when I hurt, he shares the hurt
  20. He supports my goals & dreams
  21. He makes love to my heart
  22. He has a magnetic personality
  23. He helped me to confront and deal with my most serious personal issues
  24. He teaches our son how to treat girls/women
  25. When we argue, he’s quick to make up and apologize
  26. He takes our marriage very seriously
  27. At 2 a.m, He can be funnier than Kevin Hart
  28. He thanks me for being a good mom
  29. He loves to teach me what he knows
  30. He shares his passwords to all of his devices and just about every account he owns
  31. He has nice hands and a sexy butt
  32. I never have to question his motives
  33. He disciplines our son with love
  34. On road trips, he stocks us with snack & drinks and always volunteers to drive
  35. He makes plans and takes steps to accomplish his goals
  36. He smiles even when everything is going wrong
  37. He’s quick to let people know he’s married
  38. He has an infectious laugh
  39. He prays with me and prays for me
  40. He encourages me to try again and never give up
  41. He dreams BIG
  42. He engages me in deep and meaningful conversations
  43. He works hard
  44. He asks me if I’m ok
  45. He loves our family
  46. He enjoys my cooking and has the love handles to prove it
  47. He brags about me to strangers
  48. He opens doors for me and helps me out of the car
  49. He encourages me to pursue the things I love
  50. He never has to prove how real of a man he is…he just is
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Our Wedding Day – April 19, 2002

50 Reasons Are Just The Beginning

Yup! I know I’ve got it good and I’d be an idiot to ever do anything to screw this up.  I’d just like to encourage all of you, if you’re in a committed relationship or marriage you feel is worthwhile, grab a pen & paper and start jotting down your reasons why you’ll never leave. Don’t focus on the negative things.  I don’t like to preach but what I just said reminds me so much of a great bible scripture. Philippians 4:8 says

“…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

If your man or your woman has qualities that are worthy of praise, in other words, worthy enough for you to remember, write them down and try to stay committed to cherish them. Never take those “little” things for granted.

Until next time Stars,

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8 Responses

  1. ChaeWhat

    Wow , Just happened across your blog today and was please as peach after reading this article. I have been married to my groom (he still calls me his bride) for over 30 years, together for 35, and I wake everyday and thank God for the blessing of a new day and the gift of my lifelong love. I mimicked MANY of your sentiments and chuckled with joy at how we shared the same view of the small things being just as important, if not more, than the big ones. There are so many women in the world who waste so much time and effort complaining about the man in their life. Negativity breeds ill-will and if one would focus on the simple things, and be thankful, a bounty of good and great things awaits. Your idea of focusing on just the good, no matter how simple, when you add them up it amounts to so much more than one would lightly think. My man is THE most selfless person I know and from the valley we grew together. From cleaning up my puke from chemo to plucking my eye brows when I’m too sick to get them done ( & he’s good at it to boot!). To trying to stay awake with me during my insomnia bouts so I won’t feel alone. To being a great father even while service his country for 30 years. I’m 50 years YOUNG and it’s because he makes me feel that way which is just one of the many zillion reasons why I have not nor will I leave my groom 😉 Thanks for the story and may you and your family be forever blessed twofold.

    • Candice S.

      Sounds like you have a great man there. Not sure I’d let my hubby anywhere near my eyebrows…you’re a brave woman lol, but seriously, I’m glad you liked the post and thank you for the kind words.

  2. L.A. Jefferson

    Nice. My husband and I just celebrated our 3rd year anniversary. Things have been a little rough the last year as we’ve been dealing with some health challenges. Nevertheless, on our anniversary I created a flipogram of the pics we’ve taken together over these past 3 years, paired them with one of our favorite songs, Still by Tamia, and I promise I fell in love with him all over again. Every time I watched the flipogram, my lips formed into an automatic smile. I’m work on creating a list of my “50 reasons”, but in the meantime, I’m gonna snatch peeks at my flipogram to get an instant visual of the loving feeling that’s gotten us this far. Thanks for the post.

    • Candice S.

      Yeah it gets like that sometime. I think our 3rd year and 7th year were the hardest for us but we stuck through like soldiers. I really like your flipogram idea.


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