Hello blog world!
Long time, no talk. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I started a new job and it has been keeping me very busy. I have a longer commute these days so I am leaving the house earlier and getting home later, but I am loving my job and it has been a much-needed change for me professionally!
I’m going to update on life and what we’ve been up to later, but today my focus is Valentine’s Day! Chris and I aren’t big Valentine’s people (we never have been) but in the spirit of today, I decided to make an exception and write a post dedicated to my forever Valentine.
This is our 8th Valentine’s Day to celebrate together and it’s so funny to think of how much has changed over that time. On our first Valentines, Chris and I had only been dating about a month and our relationship was still very new, so I didn’t think we would really celebrate the holiday. But that morning I walked out to my car at 5am (I had to be at work at 6am in those days!) and there was a red card sitting on my windshield. Sometime overnight Chris had left me a card so I would see it first thing in the morning. How sweet! I remember being so surprised at such a nice gesture. When I called to thank him, he said he was making me dinner that night and to come over after work. Later that night Chris cooked us shrimp pasta for dinner and it was such a perfect night. I already knew that he was special and different from anyone I had ever dated, but that night really solidified it.
Over the years our love has continued to grow. I don’t know exactly how to put into words what our love means to me. Chris tells me every day how much he loves me and the life we’ve build together and I never have to wonder how he feels about me. I feel so fortunate to be married to him. He is my rock and when I’m having a bad day he wraps me up in a big hug. When something exciting happens, Chris is there to celebrate with me. When I’m disappointed he lets me cry it out in his arms. I am a planner extreme and Chris reminds me that there are times to be spontaneous. He teaches me not to focus too much on the future and to enjoy the present. He is a perfect balance to me. We are a team in everything we do and we are truly equals in our marriage. We have been through so many things over the course of our relationship (ie: long distance, kidney failure, and a kidney transplant) that can be hard to survive with your marriage intact. Not only is our marriage intact, it is stronger than ever. And I am thankful every day for that. As silly as I think Valentine’s Day is, it’s a great excuse to brag on my husband. And I just couldn’t resist doing that today.
Now, how about a little trip down memory lane?
Chris, I love you more than you know. And I promise to love you forever <3