Post # 31
He listened. With eye-contact. And he replied with the softest, kindest, wisest voice I’ve ever heard. I went through a very trying time with him and not once did he complain about my crying and worrying.
He gave the best advice. Did I say he’s wise? I knew he’d be a good father.
He fixed my car after our first date… and it was a serious repair! I had just gotten in a wreck and the front bumper was hanging off (along with other repairs). And his work lasted for three more years until I got a new car.
The first time he became angry about something, he became very calm and quiet. He was obviously mad, but he had self-control enough to just sit there. I was impressed. He’s a big man and could easily choose to use his size to intimidate, but he’s very self-aware and very much in control of his emotions.
He paid attention to comments I made, even when I didn’t remember saying them, and would come over with the chocolate bar from the commercial, or the tea from the store that I pointed out. I love that!
We took a long road trip together and enjoyed every minute of it. Including camping, in a tent, in the rain (mud)…
We were living apart by 6-7 hours, PA to VT. He came up to visit during a very busy work week. The night he was supposed to leave, I got caught at work late.. I couldn’t say goodbye to him. …So i came home to find my entire apartment cleaned, vaccumed, completely picked up with my favorite dinner (chicken parm) pre cooked, waiting in the fridge with a love note. He was even considerate enough to put the sauce separately, so “it wouldn’t get soggy.”
Wowsa!!! Love that story!! Right down to the separate sauce… good man!
Post # 32
When we were dating and not living together, my Fiance would take my dirty laundry with him to his house, do it, and bring it back folded. He did this because I was in an apartment that had a coin opperated machine. I mean really what screams keeper more than that.
Post # 33
When we had only been dating about 2 weeks I had a migraine, a really bad migraine, all I wanted was something to put in my stomach to settle it and I generally have soup. He went and got me broccoli & cheese soup (one of my favorites–he didn’t even know that!) and pita bread to go with. Then I had a minor surgery and wanted a banana split, we got one from Sonic and it had a HAIR on it–he went to the store and got all the ingredients and made me one at home.
He warms my car up for me in the winter.
He lets me sleep in on Saturday morning after long work weeks (he’ll let the dogs out early and entertain them while I sleep in).
He understands me and when I’m grumpy he never holds it against me. He understands that I have a high-stress job and is always supportive (i.e. he’ll make dinner/clean the house, give back rubs, etc).
Post # 34
What a great thread 🙂 Some of these are getting me all teary!!
I had two old dogs. One morning we awoke and found one in bad shape, she could no longer stand up on her own. He offered to go to the vet with me but I told him to head on to work and I’d keep him updated. After waiting a couple of hours to get the bloodwork back, it was clear it was time for her to move on to doggy heaven.
He told me to ask the vet to wait for him to get there so he could be there with me and the dog. I waited and when he arrived the 3 of us (vet, me and him) cried our eyes out during the process.
I knew then that he was really going to be there for me for better or worse.
Post # 35
I’m not ignoring everyone else’s wonderful stories… but ~ uh, WOW! How amazing is that?! Helping you do laundry is nice enough, but taking the dirties home with him is beyond. *sigh*
Post # 36
*When he looked at me seriously and told me that he was the one for me and that he had been looking for me his entire life.
*After the first time we made love and he told me how his DNA (via acrosomal vesicles) was contained within my body (that’s dirty talk to a biologist like me),
Post # 37
I mentioned I love the smell of lavender and a few weeks later realized he was using lavender scented shampoo. He must have thought that I’d like him better if he smelled like lavender.
When we first started dating, we were far apart during the summers. At one point, he mailed me a teddy bear with a card that said nothing but “Rawr!” on it.
He sometimes mails me his homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for no reason other than because he knows I like them. (Really, he just does so many little thoughtful things because he thinks I’ll like them.)
He has the sweetest disposition ever. He rarely gets mad, and when he does, he walks away to calm down first before discussing things.
His parents are totally still in love, and it’s nice to know he’s had a lovely example of marriage and love in front of him since Day 1.
Post # 38
Yay! What an awesome topic! All of my friends get tired of hearing me gush so here we go….
- He helped me move out of my house barely a month after we started dating
- He bought my tires when I had to have an inspection and I couldn’t afford new ones
- When I’m having a bad day, he goes out of his way to make sure it’s better… cooking my favorite foods, giving me a massage, letting me loaf around on the couch
- When he told me he loved me, I could tell it wasn’t forced, and he was totally nervous (it was THE cutest thing I had ever seen)
- He makes me a cup of coffee every morning, without fail
My favorite story was when we first started dating… he asked me over to his apartment to watch movies and eat dinner. When I arrived and sat on the couch, he told me he had a surprise for me and told me to close my eyes. When I opened my eyes, he had a carrot cake (one of my favorites, that I totally mentioned in passing) with candles in it. When I asked him what it was for, he said, “Blow out the candles. This cake is for the new beginning of the rest of your life.” Of course, I started bawling… and I knew at that moment I loved that man more than anything in this world.