He is so good for me.
We just celebrated our third anniversary and in those three years I have learned how to talk about my feelings without sobbing. I have learned to care less about what people think of me. And I have learned how to sneak veggies into almost everything.
There are still a million things I can learn from him, but the beauty of marriage is that I have my entire life to glean from his wisdom. Additionally, the beautiful thing about Andy specifically is that he is so patient with me while I learn and he forgives so quickly when I haven't learned.
Yes, I truly love the man I married.
But marriage isn't all doe-eyed and rose-scented. Lots of you probably know how hard it is through experience. And lots of you have probably seen or heard how difficult it is through other married friends. True, it is hard.
It is difficult and it is sweet. And somewhere in the middle it is very, very entertaining.
The difference between me and Andy is huge. He is all man. I take that as permission to be all woman. We process information in different ways, we use the same words to mean something totally different. There are lots of differences.
I'm going off on a tangent. What I really wanted to share are two sound bytes of real life with my husband.
Last night we came home from church and it was later than usual. In general we go to a service at 6 PM and get home around 8ish. Jack usually goes right into his pajamas and then into bed, but he was being SO charming that we let him stay up for a while.
By the time he was tucked in though, it was already 9:00 and I got the cleaning bug. Our landlord is coming over tonight (long story I won't bore you with) and whenever she does I feel compelled to present myself as the pinnacle of housewifery (did you know this word is actually in the dictionary). So I started doing that frantic clean up that includes taking everything off the counters and using a q-tip in dirty corners. The problem with this kind of cleaning is that it never, ever ends. There is always something else that needs to be dusted or organized or washed.
So as I was swept away in the cleaning my dear husband said, "You know you can take a break."
So I would sit down on the couch for like two seconds and then pop up again to do something else.
I think he gave me a gentle reminder to rest about three times before I finally decided, "He's right. None of this will matter in a few weeks, or even tomorrow."
So I sat down on the couch and watched Amazing Race and let Andy scratch my back.
Yep, he's a good man.
But that STILL isn't what I was going to tell you about!
That wasn't even one of the 'bytes!
I should know better than to try and have a point when I'm talking about my hero, there are just too many things to say.
I should also know better than to try and have a point when I'm pregnant.
Bear with me please.
Oh never mind. I'll have to tell you tomorrow. I'll warn you now, I'm going to skip the preamble and just jump right to my two favorite things Andy every said.
Not favorite romantic things.
Just comments that he's made about
If I skip the lead in maybe I can get them out before you start to fall asleep and drool at your desk.
Yes, I know you are reading this when you should be working.
Shame on you.
But I'm glad you read it anyway.
So, until tomorrow...
Three Cheers for Andy!