Today I'm sharing and my old blog post, Romantic Notions, with the story of how I met my husband. I'm linking up with Diane Estrella's How Cupid Shot Me blog hop, so pop on over and check out all of the real life love stories.
Beyond our story of how it all began, I have a secret to share. Cupid doesn't leave. I fall in love with my husband all over again daily. While love, relationships, & marriage are not easy, we don't let the struggles keep us from what's important. We love each other.
When I'm having a rough day, C often finds a way to make me smile and laugh. He's surprised me with a thoughtful gift when I least expect it. When I say gift, I don't mean expensive jewelry or roses. If you ask my husband, he'll tell you that's not what I would want anyway. To give an example of what I mean, it could be as simple as a special sandwich I've been craving, a crafty item I've been searching for, a soundtrack on my list, or a hard to find jacket that I've desired for a long time. It's never about money or materialism, but about the thought and time he took for me. It's the little things, such as a much needed reminder note, daily lunch time conversation, or just sitting near each other while we read, work on projects, or relax. He let's me vent, encourages me, laughs with me, stands beside me, and holds me up when I need it most. There are very few people in this world that I feel I can count on and he knows he's #1 on my list. He let's me be who I am. I adore him for being a wonderful father and husband.
On the flip side, I do my best to put thought & heart into our relationship too. Thoughtful gifts are my speciality, but it's more than that. A day doesn't go by without the words "I love you" and a kiss. C knows how much he means to me and often hears my words of appreciation. My husband is my best friend.
Not a day goes by when I don't realize how lucky we are... and fall in love all over again.
What's your story and how do you keep the pages turning?
Life's a happy song when there's someone by your side to sing along...
<3 March 23, 2012 makes 15 years since we met online and 13 years of marriage. <3