Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Perspective

Good Afternoon my blogger buddies - Over the last 4 years (3 years 11 months and one day to be exact) my husband and I have faced some debilitating challenges. As our 4 year wedding anniversary approaches (a month away) I have been doing a lot of thinking about our marriage and everything we have endured over the last 4 years.

I have found a whole new respect and love for my husband.

He constantly holds me up and holds me together.
He makes me laugh - not just chuckle but shoot liquids out of my nose, tears running down my face laugh
I can tell him anything. Trust me after 4 years of infertility - he knows WAY more about my anatomy than any husband should find sexy
He makes me feel beautiful - like I am the only woman on the planet (unless a photo of Julia Roberts is near)
He is patient with me - he lets me have my bad times, my sad times and my totally goofy times
He is a great friend. To everyone, not just me. Last week he went out on a limb for a friend (a limb that most people would never go out on). I was so angry at him at the time, but then I realized what a selfless act it was and how amazingly large my husbands heart is.
He stands up for me. I know that when people treat me crappy, he has my back. He is my protector.
He is a busy body - which is a good thing because if it weren't for him, I would probably spend 95% of my home life in front of the TV. (I really don't like this quality in myself, but I find it so hard to get motivated after I park on the couch)
He knows me and he loves me anyway - what more could a girl ask for?

We have been through more in the last 4 years than most people go through in 10 years of marriage, but I wouldn't trade it for anything because it has taught me a new love for myself and a new love for my husband. I so wish we still had our little baby in my belly to share, but I know that the Lord has a plan. It certainly isn't MY plan - but it is a plan non-the-less and He hasn't steered me wrong yet.

I love you Mr. Clinger!


The Two of Us said...

Hey there... Just wanted to let you know I have read your blog for a while now. I actually just started my own. You are such and amazing person and I love to read about your thoughts. I know that this is all a rollercoaster ride full of ups and downs but I am so glad you always can find the ups! It seems as though you and your husband are such strong individuals and that together you will both make it through any tough times you encounter. It is so inspitring for me. We are just now entering this whole TTC journey and I admire your strengh and outlook. Thanks:)

I Believe in Miracles said...

What a beautiful tribute to your other half! Happy Anniversary.

Nikki said...

Awww - that's so cute! Wish you both a forever of togetherness!

Bec said...

That is so sweet hon :) There definitely is a plan, even if its not the plan we want.