Sunday, September 23, 2012

She & He

I am so in love with my husband.  Like head over heels, backflips, rainbows and daisies, making out in the movie theater in love with him.  He is my perfect compliment.  I have known and loved him for more than 7 years of my life and we have yet to run out of things to talk about and laugh about.  He is hilariously funny and incredibly smart.  He's compassionate, caring, attentive, affectionate, passionate, and driven.  There is no other man in the world more perfectly suited for me than him.  I fell in love with him on our first date! Would have married him the first week I knew him!  So I ran across a blog post this week (forgive me...I cannot for the life of me remember who's blog I was reading!) where a girl posted all the things about herself and her husband that were deliciously different.  The things that made them each others' perfect compliment.  The places where they filled in each others' gaps, strengthened each others' weaknesses, completed each other.  I was so inspired, I thought I would post something similar today...

She is high strung and frazzled...
He is even keeled and calm.

She is artistic and creative...
He is intellectual and practical.

She is emotional...
He is rational.

She is a worrier...
He is patient.

She is a planner...
He is spontaneous.

She loves glamour and sparkle...
He loves simplicity and nature.

She loves the beach...
He loves the mountains.

She talks...
He listens.

There are countless others.  So many many things that make us the perfect match.  I think when we first got together there were probably more people "wary" of our relationship than there were people in full support of us.  A line from a Shania Twain song comes to mind often when I think about that first year  of our relationship. "They said, 'I'll bet they'll never make it.' But just look at us holding on!".  It's not really "holding on", though.  We didn't "beat the odds".  Maybe we beat the "stereotypes", maybe we beat the "doubts", maybe we beat the "naysayers".  But the moment I knew I loved him (which coincides almost to the minute with that same moment for Jonathan with me), there was no turning back.  Never any doubt that he was my soulmate.  I always knew he was the one.  He called his mother the morning after our first date and said, "Mom, I found the girl I'm going to marry last night."  How perfect is that?

Our love has been a journey.  Our lives together have had many twists and turns and hurdles, but they have done nothing but strengthen that bond we have between the two of us.  Every time life throws us a curve ball, we just cling even tighter to one another.  He holds me up when I'm feeling low, I support his decisions when maybe others don't really see the reasoning.  I did not "give up everything" for some crazy dream of Jonathan's.  We didn't walk away from our seemingly perfect little life on a whim.  We are taking a leap of faith that we are certain will end (or maybe continue) with all of our hopes and dreams being realized in a way we can't even imagine right now.  But no matter what, my hand will ALWAYS be in his.  My heart will ALWAYS belong to him.  And my life will ALWAYS be better because he is in it!

Love you Johnny!!


  1. I love this post!! So refreshing to see marriage being displayed in an awesome light!! Thanks for sharing your heart!


    1. Thanks Christie! We ALWAYS read about all the "bad parts" of marriage. I just thought I gush a little about the good stuff! ;)

  2. Awwwww.....true love!! It's so awesome. Your post put a smile on my face and made me think about how different me and my husband are in a great way. Thanks for sharing!!! :)


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