Me and You – April

We’ve been enjoying a lot of time together as a family over the last few weeks as we have been away on holiday. Being able to spend quality time together always makes such a difference and it gives our marriage a little boost, helping us remember the things we love about each and why we work so well as a team.  For this month’s Me and You post, I thought I’d ask hubby to share some of his views about marriage and what he feels works for us as a couple.

Me and You (April) - Little Hearts, Big Love

What is your favourite thing about marriage?

Having a life partner, someone that you’re committed to sharing the journey with. No matter how difficult things might be, as long as we have each other, we can face them together. I’d feel lost without you – you’re my rock. I feel like I’m married to my best friend and that even when things are uncertain and difficult, I have the best person to face them with.

It’s also the shared history, the shared memories and then when you have children together, being able to share the little milestones together as parents.

 

What have you learnt during our five years of marriage?

That my wife is always right! But also that she needs me as much as I need her.

 

What piece of advice would you give to newly married couples?

It’s important to take time for the other person, even if it’s just a few minutes to take something off their hands, such as doing the washing up. Spending time together, saying “I love you” regularly and good communication is also important.

Me and You (April) - Little Hearts, Big Love

What little things are important to you/do you love?

I try to make the effort when I’m working late to phone home so we can talk to each other at the end of the day.  Even if I can’t be physically present, it still helps to connect. I know I get busy and am often not around so I do try to help and make sure we spend time together when I am around.

I get frustrated when you get mad over something and the thing you’re mad about is not actually the issue that is bothering you.

I love it when you leave me little notes, or drop into work to say hello and send me photos of the children every day when I’m working away. I love that we have the same sense of humour and that we randomly get the same ideas, like deciding to embark upon the gold postbox challenge together.

 

Thank you lovely hubby for sharing your views on our marriage (and for your lovely comments). Me getting mad over things that aren’t really the underlying problem makes me realise that communication is something that we always do have to keep working on, but whilst we may bicker frequently, there are more than enough happy moments and big hugs to make up for the tense moments.

 

We managed to grab a brief moment in the garden to take this month’s photos – a moment that is fairly typical of married life with two small children – making the most of the brief moments when you can take time together to connect and remember who you are as a couple as well as being Mummy and Daddy.

Me and You (April) - Little Hearts, Big Love

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16 thoughts on “Me and You – April

  1. Aw, this is so sweet, Louise! And yes, your wife is always right – what a good husband! (o: It must have been lovely hearing his points of view and seeing them written down like this. Makes me want to quiz my husband now, who frequently surprises me when he writes stuff down in detail. A very touching post x

    1. Thanks Fiona – I love it when he agrees to share his thoughts on things on the blog and was so touched by some of the things he said 🙂

  2. I LOVE this post!! So nice that your hubby had so many lovely things to say, his tips for other married couples were sot on too!

  3. I love you got your lovely hubby to do this. You are obviously his world and what he wrote I can all relate too. Communication is just the foundation of everything!! Lovely idea and glad you got to take some memorable pics without being I interrupted! Xx #twinklytuesday

  4. I got a lump in my throat reading this! What a lovely idea to have your husband share his thoughts on marriage but also how honest and open is he? You’re both right about keeping communication at the forefront of marraige – I find that it’s when the husband and I disconnect for whatever reason that’s when we bicker the most. Fabulous post and great photos of you two. Thanks so much for linking this up at #sharethejoy x

    1. Thank you Michelle – I was so glad that he was willing to share his thoughts and loved hearing what he had to say. Definitely agree that communication makes a huge difference. Lovely to link up to #sharethejoy again 🙂

    1. Thanks Caro – he is definitely a keeper! Was lovely to meet you yesterday and always a pleasure to link up to #TwinklyTuesday 🙂

  5. You guys are so obviously still in love with each other. It’s wonderful! I love that your husband felt free to share his thoughts on marriage here, though I had to cringe when I read that bit about being mad at something that wasn’t the real issue – it sounds all too familiar!

    1. Thank you – yes I suspect being mad at something that isn’t the real issue is something that is familiar to a lot of us!

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