Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Excuse me while I gush


I've been thinking about writing this post for a long time now but I still don't have all my thoughts put together well but decided it was best to just start writing. It's most girls dreams to be singled out in the world and chosen to be someone's life companion. Wouldn't you say it's the highest compliment you could pay someone by saying, "out of everyone one else in the world I want you to build my life with." ? I got married when I was just twenty and my husband just a boy at nineteen. I certainly didn't have a genetic predisposition when it came to successful mate choosing abilities but I knew how Matt made me feel. In a word he made me feel special. And he, even as a boy, oozed integrity. Ten years later I have NEVER regretted my choice in marring Matt. He was born to be my husband. He has carried me though dark places in my life and we have laughed like dorks. We have been obsessed with addictive TV like Friends and now Lost. We worked really really hard to become parents and now work really really hard BEING parents. I could go on and on about Matt's career as a police officer but for the sake of not wondering off subject lets just say that Matt provided beautifully for our family and I am able to live my dream of staying at home raising our children. Matt makes me feel so safe and is so respectable that it's easy to be his partner. He anticipates my needs and often is found drawing me a bath or making me a latte. He has a tender heart for animals and mistreated women. He loves his children and it is evident by how plugged into their lives he is. He even asks about how diaper rashes are clearing up or how Tobin did eating his lunch. He encourages me and regularly tells me that I am a great mom and how he couldn't do what I do. The truth is I love what I do and can't imagine being happy doing what he does. I don't know how I got so lucky to meet a boy when I was six years old and date him from sixteen on and then marry him at twenty and have all my dreams come true but it did. The picture is of Matt and I getting ready for his senor prom. (a long time ago)

6 comments:

Leslie said...

So awesome! I love seeing old pictures and hearing other couples' stories of how they got together. I'm so glad for you that you have such a great partner in life and many happy years to come in raising your family and being together.

Matt is fortunate to have you in his life also. Not many women love and appreciate their husbands as much as you obviously love yours.

AngieG said...

Gush away! I want to hear these stories of marriages that started young and grew together! We hear all too often, "We just grew apart" and it's so sad - BUT - you are both a testament that young love CAN grow and blossom and mature - FOR A LIFETIME!
Thanks for sharing your beginnings. I love it, love it, love it!

momaof4 said...

I know that Darren and I have loved seeing you two grow together. Matt is a great guy, coming from my hubby, who thinks highly of him and maybe adores him too? :)

I look forward to seeing you guys grow more in the next 20 years as we walk this road of parenthood together.

Alida said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I worry so much that my Sarah and her boyfriend are too young to be so serious. I pray that they can find their way to a giving, loving and committed relationship. It is possible! Congratulations!

Angela said...

I remember those days and yes you do have a great hubby!

mcmom said...

Praise the Lord that God gives us such wonderful husbands. God Bless you and your beautiful family.