The Perks of Being Married to a Southern Gentleman

A big thanks to Rebecca from Rebecca Chapman Blog for taking over the blog today in the next Perks of Being Married to My Spouse post!

When I was a teenager growing up in California, I had a thing for cowboys. Being that there weren't that many near the beach, I dreamed that one day I would move to The South and find myself a Southern Gentleman. When I met my husband those dreams came true. He's a completely different breed than the guys that I grew up with, and I feel so fortunate that I am his wife. Here are several perks to being married to a Southern Gentleman.

His accent makes everything sound sweet.
There's just something about a southern accent. Even when he's angry or reprimanding our dogs, everything he says sounds so polite.

Chivalry isn't dead with him.
I remember when we went on our first date and he opened my car door for me and every other door I walked through. It was so unexpected to me and also incredibly sweet. He also sent me flowers to tell me he was thinking about me just a few weeks after we started dating.

He says words that are not in my vocabulary.
Saying "bless her heart" and calling a shopping cart a "buggy" were completely new to me. Every day brings some new word surprises.

He's handy around the house and outdoors.
Southern men just really know how to fix things! And if you take them camping, you are definitely sure to survive.

He appreciates a good home cooked meal.
I'm not even the most spectacular cook, but my husband is always so appreciative when I cook dinner for him that I feel like I'm the best chef in the world.

I feel so lucky to be married to my Southern Gentleman. My teenage self is pretty proud of me for scoring such a catch!