Your Husband is Special

On rare occasions I get to step into my husband’s work-world and experience what it’s like to do what he does. Today was one of those times. I got a glimpse of what taping for tv shows entails.

Last year I was invited to host a show (I will announce it eventually), and I am in the process of taping the episodes. It’s an interstitial show so the episodes will be short. But each one takes about two hours to film, besides all the setting up and prep work that is involved to stage each scene.

The best part of this experience is meeting people and learning from my guests. I have thouroughly enjoyed talking with some amazing women. However, I am a total rookie at this so I am still adjusting to the learning curve.

Since this is something outside of my comfort zone, it can be emotionally and physically draining…maybe even slightly terrifying for a closet introvert like me. I’ve been praying a lot to prepare myself. But for the first time, I understood what my husband goes through whenever he tapes his On the Money shows. It seems easy to sit and interview people when I watch him on tv but it’s actually quite exhausting!

I have only taped two episodes and he’s done over a thousand! Today’s experience taught me to appreciate my husband. I tell him I do but now I mean it more than ever. Stepping into his “world” for a change doubled my respect for him.

When he walked through the door after he got home from the studio, I looked at him with new admiration. Wow, I thought, I am so blessed to be married to this guy!

Sometimes I am tempted to think he’s lucky to have me, but that’s when I am focused on myself. The reality is I am blessed to have him. He is a special guy.

I believe all wives need to say that about their husbands. Each one of us is married to a special man. We can forget this sometimes. In fact, we married them because we knew they were one of a kind, uniquely gifted and amazing — the one person we wanted to love forever. However, the realities of marriage and our own selfishness (I am speaking for myself at least), can cloud over how special they are because we zone in to their MINOR flaws.

When I had time with him alone, I profusely thanked him. “Hon, I just want you to know how much I appreciate you. You are amazing, what you do and what you go through. I am so thankful to be married to you.”

When I asked him if it matters to him that I say these things, his reply was, “Super! It super matters. It emboldens and empowers me as a man!”

He also added, “In general, I deal with a lot of criticism and correction from people, so it’s nice to hear you say that.” His smile was from ear to ear.

Like I have said before, husbands can be the most under appreciated people in the world, and it’s up to us, as wives, to build them up and encourage them. We are the ones who can uniquely minister to their hearts in this way. Let’s make the most of that privilege!

Have you complimented and affirmed your man today? Tell him how special and wonderful he is. And give him a kiss to prove it, too! I am sure it will make his day.

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another…” 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭

“An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.” Proverbs‬ ‭31:10-12‬


  1. I swear, before I received this email I am actually browsing the internet to find quotes for my husband. I just wanted to thank him, to make him feel appreciated and loved aside from our daily kisses and I love you’s. I can’t wait also and very much excited to what will be his reply after I send him the qoutes. More power to you and Edric!

  2. Marites Mendoza says:

    Agree with you, Joy! Giving them words of affirmation just gives them that power boost! Sometimes, we tend to neglect our husbands (speaking for myself) when we have too much things going around but that shouldn’t stop us from thanking or appreciating them. I’m on the same page with you when you mentioned that you are tempted to think “he is lucky to have me”… I’m guilty of thinking that way at times 😛 Again, Thank you for sharing your story! 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    i don’t know if i can still do that because my husband is already living with his kabit since last year. he already abandoned us (we have 2 kids)…he’s a big time bastard, stopped supporting us financially since last year…now how can i appreciate a person like that?…too many bills unpaid…enrollment na nmn our eldest is a highschooler…whew…what a life…our youngest is only a toddler…milk, diaper, distilled water, vitamins, vaccines etc. etc. etc….its very very very UNFAIR…

    • Joy T Mendoza says:

      Oh my that’s terrible. My heart goes out to you. Would he be open to counseling? Does he still want to work on the marriage?

      • Anonymous says:

        thank u ms. joy…i dont think he want to work on our marriage anymore…he’s planning to file for annulment & the nerve!!! he want to have custody of our daughters ang kapal tlga nya huh…

        • Joy T Mendoza says:

          Oh my ???? what started this change in him?

          • Anonymous says:

            i don’t know we don’t communicate at all…been estranged for quite some time already even before i discovered about his extra marital affair…

          • Joy T Mendoza says:

            How did the infidelity start? Can you recall the circumstances? And at what point did you start to have trouble in your relationship? You can message me privately if that’s easier

  4. Carl Aquino-Biolena says:

    Thank you for this. I am guilty of not affirming my husband often. In fact I tend to joke on his shortcomings more… My bad… Will remember to be more affirming wife ????

  5. Feelin’ the love, guys? You two look so sweet together! Kissing, dancing, touching… You are a beautiful couple!

  6. You love each other so much!

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