I’ve talked a lot in the past about how things happen for a reason, about how people seem to appear in your life when you need them (for the most part, some people just suck and they’re just there to test you), and so on. One thing I have not discussed much, if at all, on this blog…is my wife.
I say this with no doubt or question in my mind, my wife (Annie), is the most important person I know. We have been together for almost five years, married for a little over three years…and as the second marriage for both of us, we certainly learned a lot about what we did and did not want in a successful relationship. Besides, I remember that little saying when I was a kid: first is worst, second is best, and third is the one with the hairiest chest…so I’m thinking we’re good with the second!
In all seriousness, we have certainly had our ups and downs like all relationships, but there is absolutely no other person I would rather have those ups and downs with. I’ve always lived life in my head so to speak…Annie has always been incredibly supportive and assuring about my wacky ideas; that I have learned to live outside of my head. I don’t think there is anything more important that one person can do for another than give them that unconditional support and love you no matter what.
Another thing that really stands out to me is that she and I are always looking to grow, learn, and make ourselves, therefore our life…better! We’ve learned to communicate and actually hear each other, most of the time, which has led to, well, peace. We enjoy coming home, we enjoy all the time we spend with each other…I love that.
Lastly, I noticed this last night at a wine event and have noticed it quite often actually in our day to day life…when we aren’t talking, or we aren’t right beside each other at an event or something…I will catch her looking at me sometimes and there is such a look of confidence, love, support and well, everything good and positive. I’m not a mushy guy, just not in my DNA (I think, although I have my moments); but I would not be where I am today, doing the things I’m doing…if it was not for my wife, and I certainly don’t give her enough credit…but she has, in every way, been the key that has unlocked the door to the world!
Thank you Annie!!