It’s so easy to take someone for granted. Isn’t it?
It’s no one’s intention to do it, but it happens. Naturally. Without meaning to, we all seem to do it. And then something happens – an event, a situation, and it brings the reality of what you have to a dead stop in front of you.
I got lucky, 20 years ago, when this amazing man said: “I do.”
No, nothing has happened. No events or situations. Nothing big has brought this realization to me. Well, aside from our 20th anniversary.
I was going to write about advice on how to get here, but really, I don’t have any answers. We have no idea how we got here.
We’re perfect for each other.
We are complete opposites but have so much in common.
I’m OCD. Sarcastic – but (I think) in a funny way. I say it how it is (no filter). I love fiercely and genuinely. I’m not good at giving second chances, but I try. I really suck at surprises, we learned that at my 40th birthday party – in fact, I’m not even good with surprise flowers! And I love finding new things to do together.
He’s laid back (almost too much so). My husband is handy, and dependable when it comes to fixing things. He rarely loses his temper (but I’m almost always there when he does lol). Whenever someone needs help, he’s first in line to be there. It doesn’t matter how he feels about the person, either. He understands it’s not a woman’s “job” to tend the house… God, I’m so lucky.
When I think about how we’ve grown together, how we’ve matured (for the most part lol), I’m amazed that time has done this to us; made us better for each other.
He is my calm. When no one else can get through to me, he can. When I’m worried, or scared, or upset, he’s this miracle that comes along and makes it all better. He supports me in so many ways, I can’t think of any other word to describe him other than “rock”.
Every now and then, I stop and really, truly see this amazing person beside me. I don’t know what he sees in me, but I’m so thankful for it. There’s no one in this life that I’d rather be with than him.
This post is definitely not to brag about what I have. It’s about being thankful that I have it. I’m not sure where I’d be without him, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be anywhere good.
Just so thankful. And definitely lucky.
Happy 20th anniversary, Devin. I’m so grateful to have you by my side!