I get up earlier than Don does. All through our 23 years of marriage (except for those long-ago times when we both commuted to outside jobs), I've gotten up earlier. I'm just an early bird.
So, since I'm up first, it pleases me to make my husband a cup of coffee when he arises.
This morning he got up and I made him a cup of coffee. He took it and thanked me, then stopped and said, "I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it when you hand me a cup of coffee in the morning." He said it made him feel warm and loved to have me bring him that simple beverage.
This is why I love my husband so much. Simple gestures of affection are never taken for granted.
My husband does endless big and small things to please me as well -- anything from building me a milking stall to thanking me for coffee.
It's little things like this that cement a marriage and keep it strong.
God bless those simple cups of coffee.