Why My Husband Is The Best | 03
Today, Jorge and I celebrate our second year anniversary of being a married couple! It's crazy how in two years, so many things have changed for both of us: we're moving into our own apartment next week, we finally got our own car, we get to work from home, we are both fully committed to serving at our church, and we've met so many amazing people who we now call family! I'm so excited for what the future holds for us. All I know is that it's going to be one heck of a ride!
It's been forever since the last time I wrote for my Why My Husband Is The Best blog series. I think today's the best time for its resurrection.
Why my husband is the best?
HE IS SUPPORTIVE!
I've never met a guy who is so supportive of me and my passions in life, despite difficult circumstances. With relationships, especially in a marriage, come responsibilitiessss. Yes, it's plural! Here's a short story for you, and if you've been following my life for a while, you already know this:
When we used to live in Whitehorse, Canada, I was the one who worked 40 hours a week. I was the one who left the house to provide for us financially. I was the one who came home tired and aching. That was very difficult for me, and there were so many times when I wanted to quit so bad, but thank the Lord for Jorge's heart, he made my life so much easier and that really helped me carry on with life. Fast forward to the present: Ever since I moved here (USA) from Canada, I never had to wake up early for work, because technically, I'm unemployed. 🙌🏻 Why? Because my husband wants me to pursue and focus on what I really want to do in life, which is this; to create content for my blog and my YouTube channel.
We're pretty much trying to build our own life, right? And normally, people get a job to accomplish that lifelong task. So for me to really pursue this blogging thing is kinda crazy. It's going to be a huge challenge for us because let's be honest, blogging doesn't really pay much when you're just starting. And there were so many times when I felt really discouraged that I started to think: maybe I should get a real job, maybe I should apply at a Starbucks, maybe I can do this, or do that. I was so used to being the "breadwinner", that now that I don't really bring in some money bothered me so much! But this is why Jorge is amazing: whenever I asked Jorge, "do you think I should get a job?" he always answered with a, "No, just keep doing what you're doing." Bless his heart, because now, I get to call myself a full-time blogger/vlogger, which is my dream job!
Jorge is never worried about anything because his faith in God strengthens his heart and mind. He is constantly teaching me to put my full trust in the Lord, because He will always provide. And of all people, I should actually be the one to know this well, because I'm a living testimony of how God provides for His children. And I think that's the reason why he's so supportive of me and my craft:
Deuteronomy 31:6 [NIV] "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
James 1: 3 [NIV] "because you know that the testing of your faith produced perseverance."
Acts 27:25 [NIV] "So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me."
He acknowledges my potential and skills, and he doesn't want to see them go to waste. He believes in my capabilities, that even in our tightest months, financially speaking, he was able to get me my own camera! He knew how much I needed my own camera for work, so he got me the one I wanted, and that just proved to me again, how supportive he is of me. But let's dive in a little deeper and let me explain to you what his support really means.
He is supportive, but he doesn't spoil me...
He's supportive, yes, but that doesn't mean he will tolerate my faults, weaknesses, and flaws. He loves me and supports me, yes, but that doesn't mean he will just turn a blind eye whenever I make mistakes, so I wouldn't feel offended because he "supports me"; no. That's not how love and support look like. That's not how it works. To me, that looks so fake and pretentious. You don't want that in a partner, I'm telling you right now. You don't want someone who thinks that loving and supporting you means spoiling you, and giving you everything you want, telling you what you want to hear, doing things you like even though it's not in his personality to do those things! Are you starting to see the picture I'm trying to paint here?
Jorge loves me, that's why he supports me, but at the same time, he will challenge me, because he loves me.
That's how love and support work, and that's why my husband is the best ( in my eyes of course🙊 ).
Whew, that got so deep real quick! 😂 Just thought I'd share my heart with you guys today. I hope that made sense. If your man challenges you, and continues to push you to become an improved version of yourself (not that you aren't already amazing), he's a keeper, so be sure to do the same to him. Love him, support him, but don't spoil him. Challenge each other. That's how you grow.🌱
To my ever-supportive husband, my best friend, and the love of my life, happy anniversary! I am extremely blessed by you, and I thank God each day for your life. I love you so much! 😘