Collin (my husband) and I have been married four years, today. Three kids (and three dogs) later, I can honestly say I love him more today than I did then. I know, super cliché, but it’s true. We have learned so much about each other in the past four years, like he can’t drink water out of the same cup twice, or I am not the most consistent person, with laundry. But in all seriousness, being married to him has definitely made me a better person. So anyway, to celebrate four years, here are four reasons that I think make him the greatest person on Earth.
If you know Collin, you know he has crazy ambition, the kind that keeps you up all night, with all kinds of new ideas. He is always working on something, whether it be for his job, or for our financial freedom. I am so thankful for his drive, it has allowed me to be a stay-at-home mom with our kids, ever since our first baby was born. His ambition and drive for success has definitely rubbed off on me, and has opened my mind more than I ever thought possible.
Collin has the most generous heart I’ve ever witnessed. Let me pause and tell y’all a little story, from 2012. We were new parents in our early 20’s, just trying to adjust to adulthood. I was working at a church at the time and I met a lady who had a two and five year old. After getting to know her, I found out she was homeless, and I felt terrible for her, so I went to Collin asking for advice. Without even thinking twice, Collin went and bought them beds to sleep in, and he even bought her a car, so she could start getting to and from work. He wants to see everyone around him be successful and will help out anyway he can, it’s such a rare trait that I truly treasure.
Okay, this one is an attribute that I love and hate. Just kidding. I love that he is brutally honest, even when it’s not exactly what I want to hear. He pushes me to be the best version of myself, by always telling me like it is. I can say, without a doubt in my mind, that he’s never lied to me, in the seven years we’ve been together, not even a small, white lie. I love that I can always count on him when I need an honest answer.
Two parts to this one. He has given me the most precious family, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. Our kids are amazing and (I can’t believe I’m admitting this) clones of him. Second part, the family he came from are amazing people. Every single one of them. Both of his parents have accepted me 100% since day one. I love my in-laws, and cannot relate at all when people don’t get along with theirs. I have been so blessed to be apart of their family. I’m so happy that my kids inherited such a great, loving, caring, and generous line of relatives!
One thing I have learned about marriage is (or even any relationship), you feed off each other’s habits. So I am very thankful for all the healthy habits we both pick-up from each other. He has made me a more generous and open-minded person. I cannot wait to see how our life unfolds over the next 70 years.