My husband and I have seen more than our fair share of hard times. He can be a butt nugget, hard to live with and distant as ever! He doesn't always help out around the house. He is a wonderful father, but not a disciplinarian at all. He drives my car and empties the tank--and the next day he drives HIS, which I don't ever leave on empty.
The list goes on. I too, have my flaws. I'm moody at times. I get frustrated easily with my man--after the kids have sapped me all day, he sometimes catches the short end of the stick. I'm a neatness fanatic and dear Hubbs is a piggy. I'll admit, being married to me is a full-time, physically-demanding, around-the-clock job...

But he excels. He maintains my cars (he got me a mustang for my birthday last year--a 2002, to commemorate my high school graduation, and my wedding gift was an SUV, 2005), keeps my chair serviceable (wheelchairs age, and require maintenance), and never once has he skipped going to physical therapy with me. When I take more steps or do more exercises than normal, the man goes out and gets me Maggie Moo's. I am definitely the woman sent for him. I iron his shirts. I cook his favorite meals. He has yet to come home and not have hot food waiting, either my cooking or takeout. I always, ALWAYS schedule his dental, visual, and medical appointments. Our home is run like a bustling little city, where he is the mayor and I am the police chief.

I used to think a marriage was based upon the big things. The flashy, in-your-face things unavoidable in ANY union.

It isn't. Ours is based on him smiling at me over his morning coffee. The freshly-pressed shirts he wears to work. I hate ironing, but he is no good at it--and looks so good in a crisp shirt. It's based on how we hold hands and say grace before we eat. Prayers. Laughs. TEARS! Parenting--times seven! Family time.

I sometimes allow my mind to wander--what would my life be like without my soulmate, my other half, my Tonto?

I would be nothing.

I love my man.

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Apr. 21, 2011 at 11:33 AM

I liked hearing how your family works, its nice to hear someone be honest about the ups and downs of daily life.

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