Country Living Series

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A simple cup of coffee

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.


  1. Amazing how a simple thank you can transform the mundane.

  2. "It's little things like this that cement a marriage and keep it strong." I couldn't agree more.

    Excellent post!

  3. How can you have a bad day when it starts like that? :)

  4. Yeoldfurt always did that too. Sometimes right before he drifted off to sleep, he would say, 'Have I told you how much I appreciate you ...everything you do for me, for us?' Being married to your best friend is priceless.


  5. It's those little things that mean so much. My husband's co-workers are envious of him because I get up with him early every morning and make sure he has his coffee and I pack him a good lunch. It's just part of the way I can thank him for being willing to go off to work every day, thus allowing me to be a fulltime homemaker and do the work that I love to do.

    Also, I love the photo with this post. It's very painterly. Beautiful.

  6. You're so right it is the little things that cement the marriage and keeps it strong, to keep pride from rearing its ugly head!
    God Bless the four of you abundantly and more beyond measure, your blog is a blessing to come to - simple but beautiful!

  7. Yes, of course. These little things help to strong our relationships.

  8. I get up every morning and make my wife a cup...or two..