Friday, January 16, 2009

~ My Husband Rocks! ~ Dedication & Generous Wife Tip


Click here to read about why I started MHR Fridays!

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List at least one thing your husband did or said in the past week that reminded you why you love him.
This week, Austin and I decided that we are going to train for, participate in, and finish the Des Moines Marathon on October 18th!!! (It's on my 101 things list, and I originally posted about it here.) That decision in and of itself makes me really proud of and impressed by my husband, but the moment(s) this week that really reminded me of why I love him, and why I fell in love with him in the first place, were when we were working out for the first time, and the subsequent conversations we had about training and our eating and exercise habits.

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Austin has shown me once again the strength of his character in his determination and dedication. Once he has made up his mind to do something - in this case run the marathon - he is going to do it. He is excited about working out (which makes it a lot easier for me, because it's not really something that I would get excited about if we were not doing it together), he is becoming vigialant about what we eat, and he has decided to cut soda entirely out of his diet. He is pretty cool :)

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Share a "Generous Wife Tip"
My tip is to do little things for your husband, little things that he could do for himself, but that he would appreciate having you do for him. Lay out his clothes in the morning. Does he like to have coffee, a bowl of cereal, or a multivitamin for breakfast? Set out a bowl and spoon, pour a glass of juice and get his multivitamin out for him. Set the coffee pot to auto-brew so it's reeey for him when he wakes up, or if you get up first, make the coffee. Make him a cup of hot chocolate to warm him up when he comes in from moving snow. None of these things take a lot of work, just a little bit of forethought.

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If you're not a blogger, but still want the world to know about your amazing husband (or wife, or husband to be, or wife to be, etc.) leave a shout-out in the form of a comment! If you're unable to comment, e-mail me at katylinvw [at] yahoo [dot] com and I'll add your shout out to this post!

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Thanks for reading, everybody! Have a fantastic weekend!

31 comments:

  1. I luv the prompts, and have posted my MHR :)

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  2. Okay, I am new to blogging, and want to join MHR...here is my first post...

    http://twoblessings.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-husband-rocks-friday.html

    I didn't link correctly...yikes!

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  3. What a great adventure running a marathon together!

    Blessings to you today!

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  4. Hi Katy!

    Nice post! I'm so glad you encourage women to be good to their hubbys! Keep up the good work!!

    Hope your New Year is great!

    Hugs, sherry

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  5. A marathon? Wow! I am impressed with both of you. And thanks for encouraging wives to encourage their husbands.

    Lisa Q

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  6. Hello Katy Lin! I did last week's promt...I'm going to be so behind! :)

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  7. I love your ideas for making them happy! it's sort of addicting once you get started...for the longest time i thought that if i did all those "nice" things it was a sign of weakness or submissiveness...when all it really is, is signs of 100% love! I love to make him happy!

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  8. Here's my post!
    http://cherishyourstories.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-husband-rocks-6.html

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  9. You hubby really does rock! My Dude is a major athlete - you name it, he's good at it. He hates running long distance just to run (he says he needs a ball to chase) - He would not train for the 1/2 Marathon I ran would not!

    You go girl!! I'm really proud of you!!

    your tip - words I live by!

    ps - I'm creating a MHR page within my blog... DUDE does rock even if he won't train with me like your awesome hubby is! :)

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  10. oh - and I know he does, but I hope your hubby does often say "MY WIFE ROCKS!"

    You are a wonderful young wife - and a great example to women entering into marriage. You're real!

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  11. Hi there! This is my first week participating in "My Husband Rocks" and I've tried and tried, but I can't figure out how to link up! Can you help me? My post is here:

    http://stewardofthegifts.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-husband-doth-rock.html

    Thank you!!

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  12. Took a few weeks off--holidays and then a new baby! But, I'm back:

    http://gombojav.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-husband-rocks-friday_16.html

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  13. What great questions! I really enjoy the chance to shout out to the world how great my spouse is! AND read about others who are seeing the good in their spouses too! Have fun training together!

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  14. I love the generous wife tip! I am going to do that tomorrow morning for him. I know that I KNOW my husband would SO appreciate coffee and breakfast in the morning. :) Oh I love these little challenges! Are we going to do these every week?!

    I am proud of you guys for running a marathon together! Hubby and I were going to, but we changed our minds about which one/where (traveling away from home) in order to go see hubby's grandma (away from home) instead. She hasn't ever seen two (of four) of our children and we really want her to meet them before it's too late. So...having said that, I may have to commit to doing the Detoit Marathon with him in the fall instead.
    You'll have to blog about your training, for sure! I sooo need some encouragement in this area. It is SO cold here in MI. I use that excuse well, not to run. :( My husband runs in it. Last night he ran with a group in 4 degree weather. Why can't I do that?! LOL Any tips?

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  15. Good luck on the journey of training!!!

    -Ashley

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  16. This is my first visit here and what a great day it was to visit! I've put a post for MHR and look forward to visiting others.

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  17. Hi there! I stumbled upon your blog yesterday and did My Hubby Rocks Fridays post today. Thanks for the idea. I credited you for the cool find. Thanks again!

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  18. Wow! Good luck on the Des Moines Marathon! I'm impressed. :)

    Hope you had a good week.

    *hugs*

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  19. http://mrslickfold.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-husband-rocks-friday.html

    I'm on board for My husband ROCKS fridays!!!

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  20. I am new to this and have just added my first MHR post over at my blog. This is fun!!

    Great tip BTW. I learned years ago from Elizabeth George to feed my man breakfast. That has huge for me because at that time I use to snooze as he went to work. Now I rise before he does and send him off fed. I haven't heard a complaint yet. *grin*

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  21. Thank you so much for visiting my Blog and Laughing with me. Come back any time.

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  22. Thanks for the post and getting us all to do this! I'm so excited to participate each week-- I think this is going be such a blessing!

    And I'm sooo jealous of your snow! Can you please mail some to me?

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  23. I'm back this week! Always enjoy your posts! ;)

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  24. What a wonderful idea! I am so blessed to have found you. Click Here for the link to my first MHR post.

    I cried as I wrote it!! I am so blessed, thank you for helping to realize that today.

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  25. That is so awesome about the marathon. My hubby and I have ridden the MS150 (bikes from Houston to Austin) 2 years in a row. It's a GREAT date to train for something like that together. Have fun!

    Love the tip this week!!!

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  26. Had a great time doing this, this week. I saw that I am on the blogroll :) Thanks for adding me. If possible could you change my name to Ladybug Chronicles instead of Homeschool Mama.. :)Thanks
    Here is my link for this week..

    http://ladybug-chronicles.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-husband-rockswhy-i-love-my-hubby.html

    Many Blessings <><

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  27. good luck with the training!!!!

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  28. Wow, I love this idea! Here is my first post...

    http://ramblingsofawannabehousewife.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-husband-rocks.html

    Looking forward to the coming weeks!

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  29. Hi! I'm a brand new blogger and I came across your wonderful idea to pay tribute to our husbands. As of today I am My Husban Rocks Follower

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  30. I love this group and would like to join. Here is my first post.

    http://albafam.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-husband-rocks.html

    I did my post before the idea was posted, so now I know to wait until Thursday to get each weeks idea. I can't wait for more ideas.

    Such a great idea!

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  31. This is awesome! Im love the idea and your follow through! I'm signing up as a new follower!

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