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3 gestures of a husband who will love you forever

Posted April 1

You know your husband loves you now, but is this a man who will love you forever? After the kids have grown up and the two of you have retired — will this man still love you? Luckily, you don't have to wait for years to pass to know the answer...there are a few gestures that'll give you the answer right now.

If your mister does these three small gestures today, you'll never need to doubt his love in the future:

1. He still looks at you the same way

Whether you have a few extra pounds from having his babies or have mascara running down your cheeks after finishing a sad book, a man who really loves you will still look at you in the same way he did when you first stole his heart. He doesn’t see the sweats you’ve worn for a week because you have the flu or the scary haircut you came home with. A husband who will love you forever just sees you. He sees the girl he fell in love with and he believes you get more beautiful every day. You’ll catch him staring at you for no reason, flashing a smile or a wink when you do notice his gaze. He can’t get enough of your face and he loves staring into your eyes.

This will never change, no matter how many years pass.

2. He will let you have the last piece of pie

He’ll also give you the last hot wing, the last of the milk for your breakfast or the last cookie for your lunch. He’ll make sure you have the best spot for your sleeping bag when you pitch your tent to camp. He’ll scoot over so can get comfy on the couch for movie night and then he’ll make the popcorn. He’ll drive across town to get that one item you need right before the store closes on Saturday night and he won’t complain. He’ll eat the not-so-yummy dinner you made and thank you for it, truly grateful that you tried.

In short, he’ll notice the little things, do the little things and always share. These are lasting gestures of love that don't expire.

3. He believes in you and celebrates your talents and gifts

He is convinced you’re the smartest, funniest, prettiest and most talented person he’s ever known — and he will tell you so. He'll be proud of you and just tickled he's the lucky one who won you over. A husband who will love you forever will encourage you to learn new things, be your best self and grow to be even more accomplished. He’ll be enamored with your knowledge, creativity, skills and ideas. He’ll stay up late just so he can hear about your new ideas for your home, your vacation or your work. He’ll value and seek your opinions and your input when making decisions.

His love for you as a person will only get richer with age.

Bonus: He will want to be with you.

When a man loves his woman, he’d rather be with her than anyone else, anywhere else. When he’s at work, he’ll wish he was with you and when he’s with you, he’ll wish for the time to never end. He’ll want to come home from work. He will want to sit by you at dinner. He’ll want to be wherever you are.

Each one of these little gestures are ways your husband tells you daily how much he loves you. They've become part of his daily ritual and won't change anytime soon.

Gina Holt is a Utah native and happily married mother of two. Contact her at becomingcream@gmail.com.

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