Ten Reasons Why I Love The Swede

This is going to be an incredibly sappy post but as it is about Swedish men, love, and bunnies, I have to write it.

I love my husband for a zillion reasons. Some of them are related to being a Swede, and many are just because who he is. Cue, sappiness. Let’s all say it together, “Awwwwwwwwww.”

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Photograph by Christopher Grant.

1. He gives the look. I feel like the only person in the world that matters.

2. Everyday before he leaves for work, I get a kiss and everyday when he returns from work, I get a kiss. Unless we’re actually apart in different time zones, there hasn’t been a day without a kiss.

3. We can fight and argue, only to have the next day where all is forgotten.

4. Important discussions about life and love are discussed with seriousness. Before we were engaged and before we even moved in together, we discussed marriage. It was matter of fact and a great way to know where we both stood on the issue.

5. When I’m sad, he gives me a hug and says, “let’s beat those fuckers!” in an amusing voice. I always laugh.

When Dad would cry after Mom died, he would hug him and hold his hand. He also learned to make the perfect cup of coffee for Dad.

6. He relinquishes the bedroom to my mom and dad when they visit us. He also survived, happily, with his mother-in-law for two months under the same roof without being rude or causing trouble ever. {There was also plenty of wonderful home cooking and evenings spent teaching Swedish and drinking wine with mom. And with dad: a lot of dorking.}

7. He loves that I am a nut for rabbits and love our little precious beans. He was so good to Bunny who was at times, an asinine cable-eating monster to his belongings.

8. Who can resist the Swedish accent? But he no longer says gym as ‘Jyyym.’ Perhaps as I become more Swedish, he is becoming too American.

9. He thinks Americans are too conservative and need to lighten up a bit when it comes to social restrictions.
“You American are so cute. Scared of men walking around in their underwear at home.”

10. No dream of mine is too big or crazy. It’s not to say my ideas are not crazy but rather, he listens and supports the ones that come to fruition.

Oh, and he speaks Sweeeeedish! :-)

12 thoughts on “Ten Reasons Why I Love The Swede”

  1. Hej Sapphire! I havent been checking on my blog comments lately but today I did and I saw that you posted. It’s been really up-and-down months lately, but somehow the days do pass and there are small things to look forward to. Sorry to hear about your mom. I’m too lazy to scan my mail right now to look for your mail address but I think I got that somewhere in my Inbox :-) Just thought of replying to you as soon as I got your comment though. Thanks for your thoughts. Stay happy! /Joy

  2. I’m such a sucker for love and your post definitely made me smile and happy . May happiness and love continues to flow to the both of you :))))

  3. Beautiful Post. I wish you happiness always. It might feel sappy and personal but love is something that everyone either wants or can relate to. Especially the inspiration of it blossoming from different cultures. I think everyone should make a habit out of writing a “top 10 list” of why they love their significant other. (That photo is amazing) – Meg http://somethingswedish.wordpress.com/

  4. I love this. I have a Swede as well and he is the light of my life! I truly believe the secret to finding happiness is simply loving, and being loved by, a Swede. <3

  5. For those how have a swedish husband….. Congrats…… My husband is from karlstad …. Married for almost ten years…… I adore him…… He just told me he wants a divorce….. Do I have a right to a citizenship? Just have invested so much in the swedish culture that I would like a part of it….

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