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22 November 2013

Oh hey! It's me, Amberly from Life with Amberly and Joe, just hanging out on To Be Mrs. Collier again. I feel like we're all great friends at this point because I've guest posted here a couple of times, Sarah has written some awesome sponsor highlights for me, and we are currently cohosting the Meaningful Marriage Book Study. I have a lot of respect and admiration for Sarah and her blog, I am so glad we've become great friends over the last little while and I hope that we can one day be friends in real life!



It's no secret that I love being married and my role as a wife. I looked forward to that time in life for as long as I can remember, and it hasn't disappointed me yet. I have an amazing husband, we have the sweetest puppy, and life is good! I think that the good things in marriage very much outweigh the bad. Yes there are frustrations and life isn't always easy, but I can honestly say there is nothing we have gone through that makes me want to give up on us. The thought never even crosses my mind, I just know that we'll get through it and we'll be stronger on the other side.

I've been thinking a lot lately about all of the things that I appreciate and love about married life and having my husband as a partner in crime for the rest of forever. I decided to make a list of my favorite things and you lucky ducks get to read it! If you are married, some of these might ring true for you as well or maybe you'll have things that you want to add to the list. If you're not married, I hope this list makes you excited for that time in your life, but please enjoy single life because it is awesome as well!


Five Things I Love About Marriage
  1. Having a best friend who is always there to encourage, support and uplift me. My husband is my very biggest supporter in life. Whenever I feel inadequate in an area of my life or down on myself, he is always there to make me feel better. Words of affirmation isn't one of my top love languages, but every once and a while when I need it, my husband is there to build me up and remind me that I am great at a lot of things and the little downfalls don't create the big picture.
  2. There is always someone to come home to. It doesn't matter which of us is coming home to the other, I am excited about it. I love hearing husband's key in the door when he's coming home from work and I might not run to the door like our puppy does, but I am just as enthusiastic about my friend walking through the door. If I'm the one who is out and about, the first thing I ask him when I get home is, "Did you miss me because I missed you!"  It's just a great feeling knowing that he will be there with me at some point in the day.
  3. Any night can be date night if we want it to be. The other day on my blog, I talked about how my husband and I can turn any moment into a date night. Sometimes we take a day off life and spend it at the movies and out to dinner and playing a board game that we love. Other times we've been so busy and our apartment has become a disaster so we decide to do the dishes or clean together. And most often we'll go to dinner, run some errands or do our grocery shopping and get a movie from Redbox or watch our TV shows on Netflix together. It's just great to have quality time to talk and laugh and enjoy each other's company.
  4. He's there when I need a hug and there's a limitless supply of them. Long hugs are my favorite and sometimes I just need one for now reason at all. It happens a lot, I'll be minding my own business when all of the sudden I get that urge to hug someone, so I grab my husband and squeeze his guts! There's something different about a hug from your husband or significant other, I can't describe it, it's just special.
  5. I have someone to hold me accountable and help me be a better me. I can't tell you how many times my husband calls me out on something. If I've promised myself, him or someone else that I'm going to do something and then I don't, he kindly reminds me and makes me feel guilty whenever I think about not following through with it. When there is something that he knows I could do better, he lets me know in a really loving way. Husbands can do that and most of the time I don't take offense because I know that he loves me and things I'm really awesome no matter what.
I love being a wife, it's my favorite job! If I could be a full time wife and stay at home to clean and cook and plan special things for my husband all day, I would do it. Unfortunately, that wouldn't bring any money in and we really need some of that. So instead I try to be the best wife that I can be amidst my busy schedule. Making your marriage the top priority in your life is hard when there are a lot of things that HAVE to be done and it seems like time with your husband is the easiest thing to sacrifice, but it is the most important relationship and thing in your life and we need to remember to treat it that way!

What is your favorite thing about your role as a wife? Or what do you look forward to the most about being a wife in the future?

Amberly





Day 16: Today I am grateful for Chicago.


Chicago is my hometown. I have that sweet Lake Michigan water running through my veins. I am fortunate to be from such an amazing city!

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