Words simply cannot describe the power of love, but this proud mother certainly managed to capture the everlasting love of herself and her husband in a very touching Facebook post. Amy Betters-Midtvedt from Wisconsin is in her forties and wanted to share a special message with the rest of the world.
Sometimes, love is about all the little things in life.
Amy and her husband Todd have five children and things can get pretty hectic in the household, but they both don’t seem to mind. Amy has a personal blog called Hiding in the Closet with Coffee and decided to write some fantastic words about her “knight in shining armor” on the blog’s Facebook page. She posted a somewhat blurry photo of her husband smiling at her in a grocery store, and the message behind the photograph and story is beautiful.
“Listen up young ones.
This is what your knight in shining armor looks like when you are in your 40’s.
Yes, that’s my amazing husband who is arriving on the scene with his credit card because what you can’t see is me, standing next to a cart super full of groceries that I couldn’t pay for because I couldn’t find my wallet.”
Instead of being annoyed by the fact that his wife had to interrupt him at his work because she forgot his wallet, Todd reassured her that he would take care of the groceries.
“Not sure you can tell, but he’s smiling at me. Yup…he had to leave work and he is smiling. His only words of admonishment were, “You’re not supposed to be grocery shopping I said I’d go this week.”
Amy’s admiration and love for her husband are endless, as she beautifully writes what love is all about.
“Love also looks like me coming downstairs to a full pot of coffee every morning because coffee is love.
Love looks like all the lunches being made already so I can enjoy that aforementioned cup of coffee.
Love looks like someone washing the dishes while his wife catches up on This is Us while plopped on the couch not helping at all.
Love looks like a super patient dad doing the 5 year old’s homework with him every morning so I can get to work on time.
Love looks like running to the store before bed after your wife has forgotten to buy milk because you know the morning will be easier if we can serve up some cereal.”
Amy knew that Todd was her perfect man ever since the two met in high school, and even shares a funny story of him carrying around a backpack covered in a flower pattern just for her.
“In college this love looked like boyfriend Todd running to the store for a danish I was craving or watching me and my friends on the dance floor long after he wanted to leave the bar or him being known across campus by the flower backpack he was carrying which of course was mine.”
The blogger then proceeds to give advice to the younger generation and reminds them that love is also about the little things.
“Young people, listen.
Do not be fooled by big, showy proposals and giant cards with candy bars glued to them with some cute saying or by your name spelled in pepperoni by a boy who’s asking you to homecoming.
That isn’t the stuff that lasts and let’s be honest…moms are totally helping them with those things.
Watch how he treats you when Instagram isn’t looking.
That is where the signs are.
Choose the man who will carry your too heavy flowered backpack in public because he will also be the man who bails you out at ALDI’s when your 40-? with a smile and a hug.
And that my friends is true love.”
With over 20,000 shares on Facebook, Amy’s post quickly went viral. She also received tons of positive comments and her post lead to countless other wives expressing their love for their spouses. How wonderful!
“So far the best part about this post is all the positive comments and wives tagging their husbands to thank them. The specific comments thanking their knights in shining armor for the ways they are loved are bringing me to tears,” Amy said to Scary Mommy.
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