Day 6 (30 Days of Gratitude)


Day 6: My Husband

Okay, so first off, it should be noted that this list of 30 things is in no particular order. So, before you jump to the conclusion that I just happen to be more grateful for the beach, writing, or being Canadian, than for my loving husband of 11 years, I am going to stop you right there.

The reason I did not start the list with my husband is because I felt like it was too easy. Of course I am grateful for him.  We wouldn’t have stayed married this long if I wasn’t. I’m no cupcake to live with 24/7, even I will admit that.  What is that line from Taylor Swift’s song, “Blank Space”?

“‘Cause, darling, I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream…”  

Yeah, that could accurately describe me from time to time.  However, given my recent epiphany that it does not matter what I write, just that I do, I decided to stop worrying about whether my grateful topic for the day is too obvious or easy, and I’m just going to go with whatever it is I feel grateful for and reel like writing about at the time.  So, today it’s my husband.


Yes, I could write nauseatingly on and on about how wonderful he is and how in love I still am with him (barf) but I am not going to.  First of all, that is so annoying and second of all, it is also obnoxiously obvious. What I will write about is how grateful I am for his strength and support and unwavering determination to take care of our family.

Despite our growing up with vastly different family dynamics, we both share the same family values. We both want the best for our son and each other and we both will work together to create a happy life.  That said, we couldn’t be more different when it comes to problem solving.

Whenever we encounter a problem, be it a health setback with our son, an unplanned financial hurdle we face or some other not-so-great situation we must face, my husband is the calm, placid one.  I am the drama queen.  The fly off the handle, “what are we going to do? Oh no, our life is over” one.


Despite my hysterics, the size of the hurdle, or the depth of the problem, he is always able to come up with a well-thought, sensible solution. Not necessarily immediately and after sitting quietly and thinking for a moment, he always amazes me. He may initially utter, “I don’t know what we are going to do,” but it is always followed with, “…but we will figure it out”. And you know what? We always do. ❤





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