Husband Appreciation Day: What It Is and How I Appreciate Mine


Husband Appreciation Day

Ok, let’s be honest. Who else knew there was a day dedicated to appreciating our husbands? Not me, I had no idea. But I am glad that there is and that I have learned about it. So, if you are like I was and didn’t know, I’m here to let you know April 15 is Husband Appreciation Day. With that being said let’s get into learning what that means and how I appreciate mine.

Image: Natasha with her husband, Fernando

April 15, 2023

Husband Appreciation Day is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a day we take to show our husbands how much we love them and all they do for our family. As moms and wives, we sometimes don’t notice or even thank our husbands or tell them how much we appreciate them. We already have a lot on our plates. But so do they.

Yes, it’s not the same but we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without their support and contribution, no matter how big or small. Husbands play so many different roles in a family. We sometimes take it for granted because being a full-time mom and wife is hard enough as it is. But we are wives because of a husband so our family doesn’t just run because of one person. It runs because of both. And that says a lot–where one has a weakness the other is there to help. So why not have a day dedicated to husbands; they deserve it as much as we do.

I’m the first to admit I tend not to say I appreciate you to my husband as much as I should. Heck, half the time I assume he should know. But when I sit back and think I like to be told I am appreciated and being told thanks for all I do. Why wouldn’t he?

I have an amazing husband, God really blessed me.

He deserves to hear it too. I recently noticed this more. I know sometimes we sit there and say I’m always with the kids, the kids only always come to me, I never have time to myself, I clean, cook, bathe kids, and work. But we don’t see our husbands through clear glass. They do a lot for the family and with the family, but we assume they know we appreciate them. When was the last time you told your husband thank you for what you do, I appreciate what you do for us?

I was recently in the hospital and I’m going to be honest, I had no idea how my husband would survive. Heck, I thought, will he even know what to do? Well as I lay there, I noticed I never was looking through a clear glass as I should have been. He coordinated all the kids to split the chores I would normally do. He organized our son going and being picked up from school and work. All while working full-time and worried about me. Doing everything I normally would do. Poor thing barely slept between tiredness and worry. I’ve always appreciated all he does don’t get me wrong. But not sure I ever told him as much as I should of.

In our years married, we have been through a lot.

We have even experienced that sacred vow, “Through sickness and in health,” and I’m telling you I appreciate my husband each and every day more than the last. And he deserves to know it. Not just because I was in the hospital but because it made me realize I haven’t had a chance to pause and acknowledge him to the fullest. 

Image: Natasha's husband

I’m not saying tell him every day, every minute but let him hear it occasionally. The same way we like to hear it. So take April 15 and make it all about him! Thank him that day and just show him a little extra care and appreciation. They are our partners, our rocks. So why should we be the only ones that get appreciation? Let him hear it!

Fernando, I appreciate you. Thank You for all you do for our family and me.

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Natasha Arias
Natasha was born and raised in Miami, FL. She is a proud UPS wife to a very hardworking husband. She is a proud mom of 3 magnificent kids: Nicole (23), Kaytlin (20), and Steven (17). She loves spending time with her family and going on vacation… who doesn’t?! She owns a small business called Limitless Tee Co. It started off as a hobby but took off into what it is today. She’s also on Etsy. She has had the business since 2019. A fun fact about her is she’s a huge I Love Lucy fan and collector, as well as a funko pop collector. She loves curling up on the couch with her husband and playing video games till late hours. She’s also a devoted fan of the New England Patriots and looks forward to football season. Life threw her a curveball when she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2012, so she believes in living life to the fullest. She’s a firm believer that “Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does,” and that’s something she has instilled in her kids. Follow her on IG @limitlesscouple305.