I originally posted this in July of 2008.

I wanted to re-share it with you because I truly believe that it is essential that we, as wives, speak well of our husbands.  

I try so hard to not speak ill of my hubby.  Not because he is perfect and never gives me the opportunity, but because I love and respect him, and I respect the role that God has ordained my husband to hold in my life.

I am so blessed in this blogging community because so many of you are fantastic at uplifting and praising your spouses. 

I do not take that lightly and am continually impressed with your willful intent to edify.

So I encourage you… make a list of your own.  Keep it to yourself or blog it or write it in the sky…or better yet, share it with him.  You will be so happy you did!

And here is one of my favorite quotes…

"I wouldn't have missed loving you for anything"…

Beth Moore, When Godly People Do Ungodly Things


15 Reasons I Love My Husband

1. My husband, Chad, is the best father I know.

He takes my future and the future of the family very seriously, and
does everything in his power to provide for and protect us.

3. He is one of the HANDIEST men I know.  He can fix anything
I kid you not.  Broken pipes?  He fixes it.  Garage door broken? He
fixes it.  Need new drywall or a new deck or cement laid or a lawn
mowed? He does it with the best of them.  And he fixes owies on little
scraped knees pretty darn well too.

4. He is very handsome.  This really shouldn't be important to me, but I love that when I see him, I am delighted by his smile and physique and presence.

5. He is a fantastic cook and grill master (better then me by far!).

6. He is kind to everyone and a good listener. 

7. He is patient. 

He says he likes everything I cook.  Even when the kids take a bite and
practically gag in their mouths and spit it out, he will eat whats on
his plate, and then find a way compliment me on it

9. He supports me and all my crazy ideas.



10. He thinks a lot about who he is as a dad, and always tries to be better.

11. He is excited for when the kids get older and he gets to take them hunting and fishing and all that outdoorsy guy stuff. 

12. He is self sufficient… if I didn't clean, he would do it.  If I didn't do the laundry (which never happens in my house…HA!) he will just put in a load and do it.  No prompting necessary.

13. He loves his family- extended and all- and will do anything for them.

14. He doesn't say no when I say I want 10 kids.  He just works harder and tries to make it a financial possibility.

15. He knows the Lord, our God, and will be with me in Heaven.  Oh thank you Jesus.


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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Amanda…………… Just saw your amazingly awesome, fabulously beautiful, simply scrumptious cake on MckMama’s blog!!!! You’re a rock-star famous cake maker!!! Woot Woot Amanda Rocks!!!
    Once again I have fallen behind in my blog reading but just wanted to say YAY to you!!!!

  2. Wow Great List!! I’m going to have to copy!! I came over from MckMamma’s hoping you’d post the recipe for the rainbow cake!!

  3. I rememeber when you wrote this the first time, you inspired me to write my own about my Chad! 🙂 I def. need to dig mine out again, I need to print it out and remind Chad how much he means to me!

  4. 10 kids? You’re my kind of friend. (((Laughing))).
    I think this was a great idea and we should speak these things and share them. I think I will do this for a post in the next week or so. And make sure my hubby reads it.
    I know what he will say: Do you mean these things?
    And I will answer: YES.
    Thanks for the encouragement and idea.

  5. Well you are very welcome!!  Be sure to remind me or email me right when you post….I cant wait to read it!!

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