Sunday, August 16, 2009

She's The Best For Me


I could try to fluff up the story of how I met my wife, but I think it's pretty cut and dry. She came to a party of mine through friends of friends and we started talking. I feigned knowledge of a foreign country by using witty repartee and my knowledge of Disney cartoons, which gave me the opening to ask her out. We went on a date and liked each other. At the time she didn't want to like me, so she tried to avoid/ignore me...but she couldn't resist my charm. We fell in love, got some dogs, and lived happily ever after. Bada-bing, bada boom. Done.

I've found the little reasons we've stayed in love to be far more fun to write about. Sharing everything forever is a rollercoaster ride that has been hard at times, but remains the best thing I have ever done in my life. We bicker over silly stuff like anyone else, but at the end of the day I know we'll be okay because of the little things we do for one another. I can't tell you what I do for her, but here are a few things little things she does for me:
  • Every morning, without fail, she and the dogs climb into bed and wake me up...by staring directly at me. I can't help but laugh because they are all so intense. Cute but intense.
  • She makes a point to tell me the truth. Whether I ask her a leading question or I unwittingly speak out of turn, she is there to give me the feedback I need which always makes me a better person.
  • She reminds me to write "thank you" cards because sometimes snail mail says more than a hand shake or nice words ever could.
  • She dances with me in the living room.
  • She is not afraid of our future. She says bring it on.
  • She is helping me learn to be brave again.
  • When we first started dating we jokingly came up with terrible pet names that we'd never imagine calling someone in public. She decided to call me "Pooky". The name has stuck and transformed into hybrids: Pookalicious, Pook Masta J, etc...I smile every time she says my nickname.
  • We both still say "I missed you today." That's code for "I love you."
Perhaps the greatest thing she does is just being there. I still get that feeling when I look at my wife. You know...the one with the butterflies and the Wayne's World "Dream Weaver" sequence. When we are married for 50 years, I bet dollars to donuts I'll still feel the same way. Love you always Carly.

Peaceful Things,

Josh

P.S. - The writer's block ain't gone, but I'm working on it. :-)


3 comments:

  1. Oh, that's so sweet! You guys sound like you have fun together. And I'm totally laughing at the Wayne's world reference! haha

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for sharing. You guys are sweet. I love love stories. :-)

    ReplyDelete

What'd You Think?

One of my favorite things about my blog are the comments I receive on my posts. I am so thankful that you take the time to write them. I may not respond personally to everyone, but make no mistake...I read every single one.

If you'd like to leave a comment, but don't have an account that's listed in the drop down menu, choose the "Name/Url Anonymous" options. Then write your comment, fill in the word verification and click "Post Comment". I will receive an email and post your comment once I've approved it. :-)

Peaceful Things ~ Josh
Related Posts with Thumbnails

Legalese

I own all written material on this blog unless otherwise noted. © Josh from http://welcometojoshland.blogspot.com 2009 - 2013.

I will do everything in my power to give credit to the ORIGINAL ARTIST of any media I post on my blog.

If you'd like to refer to anything I write, please do, but link to me and give me some credit rather than reposting what I said. I'll extend the same courtesy to you. That way we'll share readers which is a great thing.

Images on this blog - including Welcome To Joshland banners and graphics - are my property. © Josh from http://welcometojoshland.blogspot.com. To my knowledge, all other images are public domain or used with permission of their respective owners.

PLEASE ASK PERMISSION TO USE ANY OF MY IMAGES ON HERE. IT'S THE NICE THING TO DO.

PLEASE DON'T STEAL MY WORDS AND IMAGES. THIS IS MY LIFE I AM SHARING WITH YOU.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License.