Ok everyone, be forewarned: this post is going to be sappy. The Personal category is usually reserved for Amanda, but I decided to hijack it today and use it to write an “I love my wife” post. Let me explain…
Today is mine and my wife’s 6th anniversary. Not since we got married, but since we first started dating (yes, we’re THAT couple). I’m still trying to figure out what this girl sees in me, and why she has stayed with me, but I am over-the-moon happy that she did.
When we first started dating, I couldn’t get over that this girl was in to me. I dated a few girls in college, but none were like her, and none I thought were worthy enough to meet my parents. In my mind, she was (and still is) perfect, and because of this I knew she was the one and wanted her to meet my folks and sister as soon as possible.
I hit a rough patch in college and ran out of money, going to school full-time and not having a job (my parents wanted me to focus solely on my studies, and to be honest I was too afraid back then to go against their wishes thinking they wouldn’t approve); Amanda actually helped me financially during this, on her job waiting tables where she wasn’t making much and paying for her own bills at the same time, while I looked for a job to make my own money instead of asking my folks for extra cash. Looking back, I was so lazy and don’t know why she took my crap. In the beginning she did so much for me, as if she were my mother, and I sat around and didn’t do much. We’ve had some ups and downs, just like any couple out there.
Its difficult at times feeling like we only have each other as well; we sometimes feel as if those who have been close to us in the past are no longer there, people who are or are practically like family haven’t always seemed to warm up to either of us, and we’re so busy that its sometimes hard to make time to hang out with others or they may take offense that we can’t hang out or visit them because of our schedules.
I must say, this girl has made me a better person. She has made me a man; a responsible, hard-working man, a loving and respectful husband, a caring and (over)protective father of a beautiful (almost) 2-year-old girl and another little girl on the way.
I couldn’t be any luckier to have her in my life, and have wanted to get this off my chest for some time now.
I love you beautiful. Thank you for everything.