Since I've been pregnant I've received many strange compliments.
Like, "Wow, you're really getting fat!" (which I take as a compliment and actually kinda like to hear) or "You're so good at dressing cute, I hate when pregnant women wear tight shirts, I don't want to see their nasty bellies!" (which I do not take as a compliment, because it implies that I too have a "nasty" belly that I am good at hiding. Which I don't, my belly's freaking awesome.)
BUT, my favorite, favorite compliments by far are those directed to me about my husband.
Because he really is mind-blowingly amazing, and when others recognize how great he is it is a compliment to me.
Because somehow I snagged him.
Which means I've got something special too.
Here are some of my favorite things people have said about my husband:
"You have a priceless husband. He's so good at putting you and the babies first."
A woman said to him "Wow, you must be a very caring, helpful husband," then to me, "You sure are lucky." (I know. )
People tell me often how good, and calming he is. As if I didn't know that. Every time I have a meltdown it's pretty clear how calming he is.
And people say what a good dad he'll be, and how handsome he is.
My favorite compliment recently directed at Travis might embarrass both Travis and the man who said it, but I'm telling you anyway because every time I think about it I feel giggly and it makes me happy.
A few weeks ago a man at church said to Travis "I wish I was tall and handsome like you."
Travis is tall and handsome, isn't he?
This is us like a year and a half ago when we were engaged:
I love this picture. Look at how tall and handsome Travis is.
Also, on Sunday when I was on bedrest Travis cleaned the whole house and did dishes, and vacuumed and SCRUBBED OUT THE OVEN AND STOVETOP.
Then he made homemade pot stickers for dinner.
Best husband ever? No doubt about it.
Compliment him in your comments. I insist upon it.
(also, my title is not misspelled. It is a pun. Travis and I are complementary. Get it?)