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