Love and Marriage…and other stuff

This is the man I married 8 years ago today.  In all fairness, I did ask him to give me blue steel as I took this shot. :)   He drives me crazy in good ways and in bad (wasn’t that part of the vows or something?) and he can grill.  
This is better.  We were a match made in heaven.  We are both difficult people and he lets me win most of the time.  He has a kind heart and a very soft spot for the fur babies (sometimes too soft considering he’ll let G-dog take my side if the bed if I am not careful).  When we first got together, he played guitar, wrote me songs. He made me cards and one time when he was teaching a camp, made me flowers out of paper.  He was hilariously funny and could disarm you in a second with is terrible puns.  One time he even spray painted his love for me on a football field.  No joke.
Now it is eight years later.  He is no longer a teacher, the guitar case is a tad dusty and I have heard all his jokes…I am not kidding…EVERY SINGLE ONE.  I have not gotten flowers in a while, paper or otherwise and song-writing has been replaced by power point presentations for his sales job. 
Sometimes…it makes me sad.  
Then I remember, this is the man who comforted me when I was at my very lowest and supported me when I left my last job and took a much lower paying one to keep my sometimes questionable sanity.  This is the man who no matter how hardened, cynical or jaded I become, he tries to make me laugh (and usually can).  This is the man who silently stood by and let me go off like a raving lunatic on USAirways when they screwed us out of a weekend away, just because he knew I needed to do it (also I suspect he didn’t want any misplaced anger going his direction, smart that one).  He makes sure he tells me he loves me every day, even when I don’t feel like saying it back, and kisses me every night when we go to sleep.  
…and he can grill…
I have it pretty good I think. :)
  • dawn

    and i am sure you have seen his not so good side too

  • Kelley with Amy's Angels

    Happy Anniversary! That's part of marriage: the good and the bad.

    And any man who can grill is worth keeping around!

  • CoffeeJitters (Judy Haley)

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Los

    So … can he grill? Seriously though … I don't give my wife nearly as many flowers as I used to, and she's heard every one of my jokes/puns too, but in a way, it's comforting, isn't it?

  • Andrew Green

    Hey, congrats on the anniversary….
    I hope my wife and I can still say such nice things about each other eight years from now.

    You guys seem like a good pair!

  • Snooty Primadona

    Awwww… Happy 8th anniversary! Men can all be as annoying as we can, right? You just have to wind up with someone whose idiosyncrasies you can handle. And vice verse. Looks like you found your spot. I wish you many more happy years.

    I've done the grilling for 33 years, so I commend you for finding a guy who can grill!

    Oh – and here's a little piece of insight: They tend to get a tad worse before they get better. I have yet to figure out this phenomenon. But, they do get better…