You never get tired of hearing from your spouse how awesome and amazing you are.

awesome and amazing

It’s the verbal affirmation that you are being the best spouse you can to them. Plus, who doesn’t like to be told they’re awesome and amazing.

I walked into the house after a long, 100 mile, birthday bike ride. The start of a new decade as I turned the BIG 4-0.

As sweat dripped down my face and I began to catch my breath I was greeted by Alisa and the kids.

They cornered me in the kitchen, where I was preparing my recovery smoothie, with smiles from ear-to-ear. I knew something was up, but what I didn’t know. It was then that they presented me with a sheet of paper.

A white 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper where each one of them wrote down why I’m an awesome and amazing husband and father.

As I stood there reading each one out loud, I would guess who it was and sometimes they would tell me who it was. We laughed, smiled, and I even got teary eyed.

Here’s what they wrote:

40 Reasons Why You Are Awesome and Amazing!
  1. You are nice.
  2. You’re kind.
  3. You wrestle with the kids.
  4. You think of others.
  5. You’re into the same movies I like.
  6. You’ve provided for our family for the last so many years.
  7. You love me in spite of all my aggravating habits.
  8. You love us all no matter what.
  9. You’ve never given up on our marriage.
  10. You take care of your body.
  11. You’re dedicated to growing ONE Extraordinary Marriage.
  12. You always do the laundry for us.
  13. You like In-N-Out Burger.
  14. You’ve been there for our kids when they needed you most.
  15. You seek out God’s direction in your life.
  16. You like to cuddle up.
  17. You’ve taken time to read with the kids.
  18. You read your Bible.
  19. You value family.
  20. You’ve built lifelong friendships.
  21. You spend a lot of time on the computer.
  22. You’re all about music and how it has impacted you.
  23. You seek out wise counsel.
  24. You’re there to listen to me when things don’t go as planned.
  25. You rock out with me before podcasting.
  26. You like to try new things.
  27. You’re all about seeing the big picture.
  28. You have funny shirts.
  29. You choose to eat healthy.
  30. You’re life’s purpose is to encourage and support all of us in what we do.
  31. You keep your colorful shoes neat.
  32. You’re a fan of my Cinnamon Pull-Apart.
  33. You love your parents.
  34. You listen to what God says to you.
  35. You’ve faced your fears and push through them.
  36. You’re the best guy we know.
  37. You make good dinners.
  38. You care deeply for the people in your life.
  39. You’re willingness to help those in need.
  40. You make 40 look fabulous!

We have done these together as we celebrated our last two wedding anniversaries, 24 Marriage Lesson’s We’ve Learned Over the Last 24 Years and 16 Reasons Why I Still Love My Wife After 16 Years of Marriage, but this list stood out from those because it was about ME.

Would your spouse appreciate knowing why you think they’re awesome and amazing?

I bet they would.

Pull out a sheet of paper. Use their age for the number of reasons. Think of what makes them amazing to you. Start writing. Present it and enjoy as they read it out loud.

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