One of my friends celebrated Husband Week last week. I didn’t know how widespread the celebration is for husband week, or if it is really a recognized week, so of course I had to investigate. This was the Facebook post that started the wheels turning for me:
HUSBAND WEEK: If you have a husband who is your best friend, who works hard for you, who has been with you through thick and thin, who loves you even when you’re at your worst, and whom you are PROUD to be married to, copy and paste this with the date you were married.
I do have a husband who is my best friend, he works TOO hard for me, he has absolutley been with me through thick and thin and he loves me even when I am at my worst. I am SO proud to be married to him and I can hardly believe we have been married since 8/15/98.
Yesterday, I told my husband it was Husband Appreciation Week, and he sat a little taller with the news. He squeaked out a foot massage because of it, and it was fun to tell him all the reasons I do so fully appreciate him.
I had to break his heart this morning, however, when I told him I could not verify that Husband Appreciation Week really existed, and if it does, I couldn’t find the actual week we are supposed to honor them.
“There is a Husband Appreciation Day though…on April 16th,” I consoled him. (http://www.brownielocks.com/)
“So no more foot rubs this week?” he sighed.
“I can probably muster up a couple more…if you are worthy of appreciating,” I joked.
It is important to have special days to recognize those things that matter to us, and I think it’s great to add another day of appreciation.
We have World Marriage Day, perfectly coordinated with Valentine’s Day on February 14th.
The April 16th Husband Day is shared with the birthday of the Air Force, National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day, Chiropractic Founders Day, Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day and National Respect Day.
I will think about appreciating my husband that day, on Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and our anniversary, but our marriage would be in real trouble if those were the only days I told him how much I appreciate him.
To set out for an entire year of appreciation seems daunting initially, so I will still just take it one Husband Appreciation Day at a time.