To My Husband: 49 Reasons I Need You

To My Husband: 49 Reasons I Need You!

To my husband, here are 50 reasons I need you.

#1: I need to be happy when you’ve completed a home improvement project, because these accomplishments please you so.

#2: I need to hear you say “I love you” because those words are music to my ears.

#3: I need you as my companion restaurant reviewer to try out new places in town, like five lakes brewing we visited a few weeks ago.

#4: I need you because I discovered one can purchase apple trees from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and so I ordered three, and have no idea how to plant them. But you do.

#5: I need you because I rest in the fact that your hand is always there to grab and hold when i reach for it.

#6: I need you because no one gives gifts more thoughtful and personal than yours.

#7: I need you because no one supports my writing like you do.

#8: I need you because said little girl is going to date someday, and I have no doubt you’ll be her best protector.

#9: I need you because the next time something really sad happens, you won’t feel the urge to fill the space between us with words, but you’ll never leave my side.

#10: I need you because words like “economics” make me instantly sleepy, but they’re important, so I learn what I need from you.

#11: I need you because you always let me know how much you appreciate the things I do around the house.

#12: I need you because you know we decided years ago to not celebrate hallmark holidays like valentine’s day, and together, we don’t.

#13: I need you because you offer our little girl an outlook on life I can’t explain to her.

#14: I need you because you understand anniversaries are our big deal – thirteen years and counting.

#15: I need you because you’re the best part of every double date we go on with other couples.

#16: I need you browsing bookstore shelves, grabbing a western and a few magazines, and placing them beside my ridiculously tall stack of books in all varieties.

#17: I need you on Wednesday nights, when you let me drop all my responsibilities and chase after Jesus with my bible study ladies.

#18: I need you on your side of the bed each night, because last week when you were gone, it felt empty.

#19: I need you sitting across from me in a coffee shop, listening to the solo guy playing acoustic guitar.

#20: I need you so i can always make two lattes in the morning from our espresso machine.

#21: I need you to come home to (our home!) After I’ve gone on a trip.

#22: I need you to diagnose my vehicle problems before I even go to the repair shop.

#23: I need you to do all The Yardwork.

#24: I need you to do this month’s kiwi crate tinker crate with our little girl, because when I read the word “hydraulic” on the box, I knew I was out.

#25: I need you to enjoy my cooking, because it encourages me to keep trying new things.

#26: I need you to grill the food and smoke the meat.

#27: I need you to hang up all these birdhouses, knowing we’re one step closer to retiring and spending our days watching the birds.

#28: I need you to keep playing cards with me, because I’m a terrible sport, and you’re one of the few people who will put up with my fits.

#29: I need you to keep wearing the bright plaid work shirts you prefer, because my heart still leaps when you come out of the bedroom all dressed up for work.

#30: I need you to kiss me goodbye on your way to work every morning, whether I’ve brushed my teeth yet or not.

#31: I need you to know in the deepest part of your soul, you are very needed.

#32: I need you to open the door for me (still) when we go somewhere.

#33: I need you to partner with me in every parenting endeavor.

#34: I need you to pull our camping trailer, because we both know things would go horribly wrong if i tried this.

#35: I need you to remind me I don’t have to volunteer to do everything.

#36: I need you to remind me I’m someone who always does the right thing.

#37: I need you to research all The Things.

#38: I need you to shut the chicken coop door at dusk, so it’s not always my turn.

#39: I need you to sing garth brooks for me, even though you claim you can’t carry a tune.

#40: I need you to sit right beside me at church every Sunday you go, because my dad only sat beside our family at church one time in my whole life.

#41: I need you to split a plate with me when we eat out at restaurants.

#42: I need you to walk through our front door every night around 5:30, because it’s the highlight of my day.

#43: I need you to write down word for word, and include photos, of what I need to ask for when you send me to a hardware store.

#44: I need you when i get mentally lazy and count on you to work the mechanics of things.

#45: I need you with me to take all the trips we’ve talked about doing over the years.

#46: I need your help when our garden really takes off, and the weeds threaten to choke out the vegetables.

#47: I need your honest opinion even though I don’t always want it.

#48: I need your perspective on politics because the voices online are loud and overly-opinionated, but I know you’ll offer me a well-researched, logical viewpoint.

#49: I need your push to take action in our community by serving on the local library and school boards.

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