The Culprits

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Date

On June 3rd, Justin & I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. I have been married to this adorable man for 17 whole years! Auntie Rara & Auntie Memmy watched the boys for us so we could go on a date. A real, honest-to-goodness date. It's been simply months since we got out of the house alone together. And a lovely date it was. He took me to Red I could have the french onion soup I've been begging him for. Our dates usually are at Texas Road House. Every. Single. Time. Almost. Which is fine. They have good steak. However, it was my turn to choose. I didn't get a chance to choose, though, because Justin announced to me that we were going to go get me my French onion soup at Red Robin. He can be sweet like that. Afterward, we went to a movie. I really, really, REALLY did NOT want to see Thor. However, I think there may have been a method to his afore-mentioned "sweetness". French onion soup sitting happily in my belly, how could I say no to the man? I mean, just look at his cute little face. I've always had a problem saying no to that face. Hence our 6 children. I have no idea why, but I actually liked the movie, as cheesy as it was. It might have just been the company I was in; I could enjoy brussel sprouts with that man! Anywhere he is, I am happy to just be with him. Except for the auto parts store. I'm not very happy there, so I just stay in the car & read my book. But I look joyfully forward to his return. Oh. Or the sporting goods store. Can you say Zzzzzzzzz? And the electronics department? Forget about it! But everywhere else, I'm just happy to be with him. He's my FAVORITE person to watch dumb movies with.
Seriously, I am so in love with this man. I know I will get all kinds of eye-rolling & groans from some of my readers.....especially from Justin's sisters (aka: Aunties Rara & Memmy), cuz....eeewwww......he's their icky brother. But this man is my hero, best friend, & lover. Every time I see him loving our boys, I love him a little more. Every time I see him raising his big, strong arms in worship, I love him a little more. Every time he holds me when I cry, I love him a little bit more. He makes me feel safe, beautiful & cherished. He is the knight in this family who fixes everything and rescues all the damsels in his family (meaning his sisters, mother & myself). He works hard to support me & all of our little squatters. Meanwhile, I get to stay home & live out my dreams of homeschooling, of mothering, of writing & of music. If I was a single and/or working mom, there's no way I would get to do all the things I am so privileged to enjoy in my blessed life. Even though the boys tend to break & destroy everything they touch...........and everything is this house just somehow falls apart........constantly......Justin manages to repair what needs repairing. As often as it's needed. Which IS often. Very. Often. Has marriage always been easy? Nope. It's been hard work for both of us. I am no pic-nic. And he snores really loud sometimes. But I'd marry him all over long as he promised not to make me go into Shucks. I think he should watch Anne of Green Gables with me next. It's my turn to pick the movie.