Each day I take time to think about how blessed I am and all the things and people I have to be thankful for.
My husband is one of my biggest blessings.
We had trouble finding each other. Despite growing up less than an hour apart and frequenting similar places, we did not meet until decades later, in our thirties and both living on the other side of the country. I often think about how if I had made just one of many decisions differently, it could have led to us not meeting. When my dad got sick, I considered moving home. This would have meant transferring universities or taking time off from school. My dad would hear nothing of it. So I stayed and finished. That led to a new job, in a new city, with new friends, which were instrumental in my husband and I meeting.
I know you will think I’m crazy, but on our first date, I knew I could marry this man. I wasn’t sure he would feel the same way and I knew it was crazy to think of such things on a blind date! But I knew down to the depths of my soul that I could wake up each morning for the rest of life and be so thrilled to be looking at his face. I had never felt so comfortable with any one person in my entire life.
As we embarked on this journey together I promised myself and him, that I would never ever take him for granted. FFW 5 years, and several trips, bought our first house, 3 kids, a puppy and everything else that life has thrown at us, and I couldn’t be more in love with my husband. Now I’m not perfect, I still have occasional times where I get annoyed at petty things that I know I shouldn’t or snipe at him because I’m upset about something else. But we fix it together and move on without grudges. Each day I wake up with gratitude and an abundance of thankfulness for this incredible, kind, generous, and compassionate man.
Why am I sharing all this? Well aside from wanting to tell the world about how amazing he is, it is because this abundance of thankfulness and gratitude is a lot of what I believe helps me to be a good partner to my husband. Instead of getting bogged down in the small stuff of everyday, I want to enjoy life and provide the best example to our kids of a loving relationship 💕