|This was taken last fall... I am happy to say I have lost |
20 lbs since! Oh, yeah!
These ladies didn't know me very well, but since I am pretty friendly and chat with just about anyone that isn't super scary looking, they included me in their conversation. Somehow the topic of "hot single men" came up. Out of earshot of the hubby's, these ladies started talking about "hot single men" they see around campus.
"Hot guys like that either don't get married, or they marry models. Real women like us... well, we don't marry 'hot' guys," one of them said. We all involuntarily looked over at the group of men, who were laughing about something and looking a bit dorky. I inspected them for the first time. They were average guys, a little out of shape, but nice and normal looking. And according to their wives, they were "marriageable" types. I started to get this little tickle on the back of my neck that I get when something doesn't feel quite right. So I spoke up:
"I disagree. My husband is smoking hot!" All eyes were now on me... and since this has happened before, I didn't let the unbelief I saw there bother me. "Seriously, he is really good looking... AND super ripped too." And I meant every word of it. Whether or not they believed me, or would think so if they saw him, matters very little to me. Because to me, he is the sexiest man alive. Shouldn't every wife feel that way about their man?
We should be our husband's biggest fan! His number one cheerleader. His muse and inspiration. I love that saying, and I forget who said it and the wording exactly, but it says something to the effect that we should treat our husbands (or wives) the way we want them to feel and be. If you want your husband to feel like a king, treat him that way. (The same goes for men and the way they treat their wives...)
When Ben and I first met, I didn't met "the perfect guy" -- in fact, I thought he was too skinny. But I saw his potential, the man that I knew he would someday be and that was it, I was lost. I always trusted him to make good choices, and I would talk to him about things I didn't feel right about. Ben has always listened to me and took my advice when he felt I was right. He has also done things I was a little against at first, but I would quickly learn that I was wrong sometimes too.
We grow together, and we change together. We have been great companions on this road of life and been on many adventures together over the last seven years. And everyday I fall more and more in love with him... and in my eyes, there is no better looking man. My heart still skips a beat or two when he walks in the room after being gone all day (and even more than that when he is in uniform).
I looked at those young wives (all of which were fairly newly weds and had no kids) and I made a secret wish for them. That they would grow to see those husband's of theirs like I see mine.
PS: Who else is married to the sexiest man alive? Leave a comment giving your hubby a cheer and bragging him up!
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