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A love letter to my husband on an ordinary day of marriage

By Faeza
24 February 2016

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My dear husband,

We welcomed our baby girl into our lives, our family, our home just over 11 weeks ago. Since then, our lives have been far from ordinary, but I'll admit that our marriage has felt quite ordinary. Disconnected, even.

Some days it feels like we're on two totally different frequencies, as you leave the house in your crisp pants and clean sweater to go to work, and I'm wearing the same yoga pants as yesterday, which are still stained with spit up and covered in dog hair. When you get home, we eat a hurried dinner while we bounce a crying baby, then we put her to bed and watch about 30 minutes of TV before I fall asleep and you give up to play video games. We go upstairs and fall into bed, then repeat the whole thing again the next day.

We've always been a pretty low-key couple, choosing a game night or TV marathon over fancy dinners out. We prioritise adventure, sure -- we spend a lot of time outdoors and travel as much as we can. But most days, our life together isn't grand or fanciful.

Even so, you show me love in the most ordinary, everyday ways, and that means more to me than any grand gesture.

I love the way you choose me every day, even when I'm donning the same nursing-mom uniform I've been wearing all week.

I love the way you always clear my plate and do the dinner dishes without even thinking twice about it.

I love the way you're never too tired to rub my aching back and legs.

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