Dr. Laura recently asked Dr. Laura Family members who receive the Daily Dose what they admired most about their spouse. Here are only a few responses of the wide-range of admirable things:
I thought this question was most appropriate. We just celebrated our anniversary. We have been married for 44 years. One thing I admire about my husband is the way he has always been supportive of me. When I retired last year, he wasn't happy and didn't know if it was going to work, but he said I could do it and worked harder to make it possible. Marriage is a rocky road but we've worked it out. I never went home to mother and he never complained about me to his co-workers. He always compliments me even when I know I'm not in the best shape. We have 7 children, 3 by c-section. I've had a full hysterectomy and 2 abdominal surgeries for colon cancer and he still tells me I'm hot and sexy (and I'm almost 61). He always makes me feel loved and cared for. He's a hard working man (not a male) and would do anything for me and our family. These are just a few reasons why I admire my husband so much.
Dr Laura, I admire everything about my spouse. But if I have to pick just one thing, it would be his ability to tolerate me. I was a horrible wife, and it took me nearly 15 years to figure that out. But he tolerated me and stayed with me. I have listened to you for many years now, read the "Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands," and I believe I am a better wife to my awesome spouse. He is a great father, provider, husband, and my best friend. He is humble and has no idea what a saint he is for staying with me. I love him with all my heart. Thanks Dr. Laura, for helping me see the light.
We have been married for 23 years. As everyone else, we have gone through good times and ugly times. But there is one thing I love about my husband, and I always go back to "loving him and admire him back again." Every night, he kneels and prays. It doesn't matter if it was a good day or bad day.
He prays for our children, his job, for me, etc. He is a good man. I love him because he is a good man. And that translates in the way he takes care of us.
In 2008 when he lost his job and couldn't find anything here. He went to Afghanistan for two years as a contractor (electronic technician) to provide for his family. Only a good man risks his life to do something for his family.
My favorite thing about my husband is that he makes everything I do his priority. I have always been a do-er from organizing activities for our kids' homeschool co-op to leading ministry activities to volunteering to running our local farmers market. I never have to ask my husband to help. It is always an automatic that if it is important to me, it is important to him! He has told me that his dream in life is to make mine come true and in 23 years he has never disappointed me or our kids! And he loves and respects me enough to help me realize when I need to take a step back. We have a great partnership and I cheerfully help him run his businesses because I am so grateful for my hard-working and hard-playing man!
What I admire the most about my husband is the same now as when we first met--he is a man of good character. He does not back down when principles are involved. Because of his character I can trust him with my life and know that he will do his very best to protect me, and would even die for me if need be. I know that any decisions he makes will be well thought through and be in the best interest of our family. I know that I will always love him because my love is based on my admiration and respect for him, of who he is in his heart and mind. I am so proud and fortunate to be married to such a man.