Monday was Leo’s birthday. This birthday marked the 25th birthday that we’ve celebrated together. Wow. We’ve been together a long time. I poke fun at Leo a lot on here. I can’t help it. He gives me so much material to work with.
I need to start this by saying that I am sorry that Mother Nature decided to coincide his birthday with the time of the month that I am a raging b**** and have absolutely no censor. And I am sorry I told him that I thought it was time for us to not share a room anymore because I am tired of sharing the television. I didn’t mean that and I don’t sleep well when he isn’t there. It was the hormones talking. I swear.
And I’m sorry that I didn’t appreciate his “What’s happening here?” questions for every mess in the house. I’m more sorry that I snapped, “Instead of asking that, clean it up yourself!” That was uncalled for and again, I have no idea why it made me as angry as it did.
And I had no right to tell him how to coach or even voice my opinion. I would never do that if I didn’t live with the coach so I shouldn’t do it just because I do.
Okay, now that I’ve apologized, it’s time to talk about all the things that he does right.
He is one of the best dads that I know. When I look back to when we dated or even when we were first married, I had no idea he would be as good as he is. Being that he is an only child and didn’t seem to mind that so much, he never gave off the vibe that he wanted a lot of kids. When we talked, it was something he said he wanted but he was not the “shout from the rooftops” kind of guy. I have fallen more in love with him watching his relationships grow with each child. They are lucky to be able to call him “Dad”.
He has this way about him that makes people want to be around him. It’s been that way since the day I met him and after all these years, it still is. As I have gotten to be more anti-social these days, he has gotten to be more social so it sometimes causes a few arguments but I never have to worry about him fitting in when we are out in public. He gets along with everyone.
One of the reasons I fell in love with him is that he is everything I wish I could be. He is adventurous, he is easy-going, he doesn’t take himself too seriously and he lives with no fear. He lives in the moment and is one of the most optimistic people I know. We are the poster children of the saying, “Opposites Attract.”
However, I love to travel and I would never have known that if he had not taken me to Boston, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Jamaica and London. There is not one single dream that he has not encouraged and supported. In the absolute worst of times and the absolute best of times, he has been my pillar of strength.
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have fallen in love with my best friend who just happens to still be the hottest guy in the room. I take comfort in the fact that I still love him so much that it’s worth weathering the little AND the big storms that life brings.
It’s not often you find someone who loves and accepts you for who you are, shortcomings and all so when you do, it’s best to hold on and show appreciation.
Thanks, Babe! From the bottom of my heart, I love you!
P.S. Happy Birthday! Don’t exchange the shirts. Embrace your old style. It’s worked for you for 25 years. Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken.