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This Mum Explains What Love Really Looks Like at 40 — and We Would Only Be So Lucky

Listen up young ones.

This is what your knight in shining armor looks like when you are in your 40's.

Yes, that's my...

Posted by Hiding in the Closet with Coffee by Amy Betters-Midtvedt on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Amy Midtvedt knows that when it comes to making a marriage work, it comes down to the small (and often mundane) details. So when her husband, Todd, showed up to the grocery store after she forgot her wallet, she took the time to thank him in a sweet Facebook post that's racked up more than 2,400 shares.

"Listen up young ones. This is what your knight in shining armour looks like when you are in your 40s. Yes, that's my amazing husband who is arriving on the scene with his credit card because what you can't see is me, standing next to a cart super full of groceries that I couldn't pay for because I couldn't find my wallet. Not sure you can tell, but he's smiling at me. Yup . . . he had to leave work and he is smiling," she wrote. "His only words of admonishment were, 'You're not supposed to be grocery shopping I said I'd go this week.' Seriously. Young people, this is what love looks like when you're old and it's ridiculous how awesome it is."

Amy explains that when you've been married to someone for so long, you show your love by doing the little things to make their life easier:

Love also looks like me coming downstairs to a full pot of coffee every morning because coffee is love. Love looks like all the lunches being made already so I can enjoy that aforementioned cup of coffee. Love looks like someone washing the dishes while his wife catches up on This is Us while plopped on the couch not helping at all. Love looks like a super patient dad doing the 5 year old's homework with him every morning so I can get to work on time. Love looks like running to the store before bed after your wife has forgotten to buy milk because you know the morning will be easier if we can serve up some cereal.

Her final piece of advice for the younger crowd? Don't feel fooled by grand gestures because they're just smoke and mirrors:

"Do not be fooled by big, showy promposals and giant cards with candy bars glued to them with some cute saying or by your name spelled in pepperoni by a boy who's asking you to homecoming. That isn't the stuff that lasts and let's be honest...moms are totally helping them with those things. Watch how he treats you when Instagram isn't looking."

She signs of by telling her readers exactly how it is: "And that my friends is true love." We couldn't agree more.

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