Thirteen years ago, my husband and I trekked down the aisle. We started dating a couple years before that, so we’ve been hanging out for a while now. Not the “Holy cow! How did they do it?”-married-for-60-years kind of while, but for a while…
So I’ve gotten to know him a little bit. And he’s an interesting dude. Very interesting. He rocks this whole multi-layered character thing to a tee. He’s the kind of guy who just when you think you might know and love him, you realize there’s a whole lot more you could know and love.
He can surprise me every day, he can tick me off every day, he can make me swoon everyday. And I think I might keep him–all of him, including:
His bizarre passionate aversion to mini cupcakes. Don’t ask him about them unless you have an extra 40 minutes to listen to a rant.
His exceeding loyalty and honesty.
That he has more hobbies than a dog has fleas. This will never change. Like fleas, when one hobby falls away, a new one will buzz up to replace it.
His endless piles of random papers strewn all over my house. I’m pretty sure he does this just to annoy me. It’s working.
His claimed desire to relax, but the reality that he never sits for more than five minutes at a time. There’s bee hives to build and such.
That he is always right. Frustratingly, this true 90% of the time.
His stubborn refusal to go to the doctor. Ever. Even his eyes are swollen shut with poison ivy or bee stings.
His scary brilliance. I typically have no clue what he’s talking about.
That his words or acts of affection are never cheap.
That he chews his milkshakes. This is unnatural and makes my skin crawl.
That his kids think he is the coolest person to walk the earth. If I wasn’t so darn happy to see him myself, the excessive squeeing when he pulls in the driveway might be a tad insulting. Because Mommy really isn’t that cool.
His ability to make me a better person.
That he loves me. Through everything.
That we’re in this together.
I think Dr. J is the kind of guy that will take me a lifetime to figure out, but that’s okay. Because I like getting to know him, and I’ve got a lifetime. Happy anniversary, babe.
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Happy, happy anniversary you two crazy kids!! Get yourselves a babysitter and go harvest some honey or something 😉 xo
You know how we like to live it up around here 🙂
Janine Huldie says
Happy Anniversary to you both. And you made me smile about the poison ivy, because Kevin just got it a couple of weeks ago and had to call to make the doctor’s appointment, because he thought it was just a few bugs bites that he had a bad reaction to. True story and must be a guy thing! 🙂
Silly, stubborn men we love 😉
Lisa Newlin says
This was so sweet! Happy anniversary to both of you! It sounds like your marriage is similar to ours, although I’m Dr. J for sure. Matt HATES when I leave anything out and the house has to be put together every night before bed.
The one thing that’s different? I don’t chew my milkshakes. I don’t even know how that’s done.
The milkshakes will remain a confounding mystery…
Awww happy anniversary!!
Congratulations to two great people with two beautiful children!! This is a sweet post to your husband…..is it really 13 years! The “doctor” issue is definitely a “man” thing! I have to say that I couldn’t live without piles of papers, etc……..I wish I could! Now I am definitely interested in the mini cupcake rant. Why not let him do a blog or VLOG for you or with you on this subject !! Sounds interesting!
You are right–time to put that guy to work, Senora! 🙂
Kathy at kissing the frog says
Happy, happy!! Here’s to many, many more! (And he’s lucky to have you, too, you know!)
Kathy, you are sweet 🙂
Chris Carter says
Happy belated anniversary!!!! I just love this post so much Meredith!!! What a gem you have in your hubs!!! 🙂 Here’s to a lifetime of learning more and more…
Thank you, Chris! And yes, here’s to all those lifetimes of learning and loving!
Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says
Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you’ve got a great guy!
Tamara Gerber says
Happy Anniversary! Is he going to write a post about you as well?
He’s been getting this request a bit now–will have to get on this! 🙂