Archives for January 2019

New Year … 2019

Well. I haven’t been HERE in a minute. WordPress made me update and everything looks different. I don’t think I like. At all.

Oh well. I’ll get used to it I guess.

ANYWHO. I started a journal. A paper one. But I thought I might try to blog again and share some of the things on here as well. This year I’m pretty focused on being grateful for the people in my life. Especially the humans in my immediate circle who take care of me on a day-to-day basis.

So at the TOP of my list of gratefulness … is My Husband. We’ve been together for 24 years (almost) now.

I remember a LONG time ago I had a client come in to my office. He was signing papers and making small talk. He asked me about my boyfriend/husband. (I don’t remember if we were married yet.) And said. It’s gonna suck bad. Like SO bad …. for so long. But just hang in there. If you’re patient and if you love each other …. the good part will come. It takes half a lifetime to know a person and appreciate them the way they deserve. The good part is gonna show up. And you’re going to be SO glad you hung in there through the crap.

I thanked him. And probably secretly eye-rolled a bit. Because DUH. I’m 21 (guessing) and know EVERYTHING. lol

And I’m not saying that everything “sucked.” Not at all. Not by a long shot. But there was major truth to his theory. You gotta work to climb those rocky hills at the beginning to get to the top and see the big picture.

After 24 years …. really more like 18 b/c the last few have been the best! …. we have finally figured each other out. He is my person. He’s the one. (Granted …. he always has been the one …. but everything just feels “right” now.)

He can read me like a book. He knows my emotions and what I need. Knows which buttons not to push. Knows when I just need space. Knows the little things that no one else would even think of to make me happy. AND … even better. I feel like I do the same for him.

We talk. We communicate. We’re happier and stronger together. We are the definition of a team. And I find so much contentment and comfort in knowing that he is mine … and I am his.

This may not seem like a big thing. And I’m sure most people feel that way about their spouse. But … I find myself appreciating him more and more every single day.

The past 3 days …. I felt like crap. No voice. Cough that could wake Satan. Sore throat. All of it. And last night I fell asleep on the couch for a bit before bed.

When I got up … he had washed our sheets and put them back on the bed. We have others but he knows I LOVE the fresh smell right out of the dryer. And then …. THEN …. he brought in the fluffy blanket we use as a comforter … and it was still HOT HOT HOT from the dryer. He said he refluffed just because he knows the warm blankets (like in the Hospital) make me feel better when I don’t feel good. I mean COME ON! How sweet is that ???

Small things. Like warm blankets. Equal true love.