I remember my husband asking me one day if I wanted to learn how to cook on the grill.
I laughed and told him if he taught me how to grill, then I wouldn’t need him anymore. I quickly reminded him I didn’t need to be with him—I wanted to be with him.
But truth is, I do need him.
I need him because he picks me up on the bad days and celebrates with me on the good ones.
I need him because he is honest with me. Even when I don’t want to hear it. Even more so when it hurts.
I need him because he can always make me laugh. One-liners. Bad dad jokes. Or just being ridiculous.
I need him because he makes me feel beautiful and confident. He puts me first and makes me a priority.
I need him because he respects me and prays for me.
I need him because no one else could tolerate the terrible singer I am.
I need him because of his constant support and encouragement.
I need him because he’s patient. He listens. He understands. He lets me cry.
I need him because he leads, provides, and protects our family.
I need him because he opens the doors, does all the heavy lifting, and carries down the piles of things I place on top of the stairs because for some reason I’m incapable of doing so myself.
I need him because he gives the best, warmest, longest hugs that can instantly make the whole world better.
I need him because he holds my hand at all the right moments.
I need him because he loves me through it.
I need him because there is no one else I would want by my side.
I need him.
This post originally appeared on Mondays with Michelle
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