Yep. This guy.
He is pretty stinking amazing.
And that can be wonderful and infuriating all at the same time.
Now no one is perfect. But every once in a while you come across someone who makes you scratch your head and say “Is this guy for real? Is there ANYTHING he can’t do?”
That is my husband. His mind is unbelievably sharp. He nearly has a photographic memory. His drive to succeed spills over to the people around him, whether it is his family, acquaintances, or the Soldiers he is leading.
He will probably kill me for saying this, but he also has a huge heart. Just the thought of our girls going off to college in a couple of years evokes a lump in his throat. And, like any good Irishman, he has been known to shed a tear in his beer when reminiscing about loved ones who are no longer with us.
He is stellar Army officer, a wonderful father, an amazing husband, and a down-right good man.
He is also my best friend. He is the person with whom I have the most fun, I laugh the hardest, and I I share many inside jokes.
Now, it is not all roses. We definitely have our difficult moments…those times when we each question our own sanity for having married the other. As first-born children, we both tend to think we are always right and the other one is simply “in the wrong.” Those times when we ask, “Why on earth can’t he (she) see things the way I do?”
And it drives me crazy that so many things that come naturally to him are a challenge for me. (I’m sure the opposite is true as well, but I am hard-pressed to come up with something that I can do that he can’t do better…except maybe childbirth and breastfeeding.)
And sometimes it seems like we won’t get through the current challenge…but then we do.
We make the choice to do so. And then we become that much stronger. And we have a little more experience from which to draw the next time we have a disagreement.
I am very thankful for my husband. I am not sure where I would be without him. I do know that my life would not be nearly as rich and I would not have had the amazing experience I have had, if he were not a part of it.
We are a great team, and even though we make a lot of mistakes (individually and as a couple), we are able to look at each other most days and say “well done.” And even though that does not sound exciting and Hollywood-romantic, it is that ability…the ability to find satisfaction in a day’s work and in knowing your partner was with you working towards common goals…that lays the foundation for all of the more flowery romantic stuff.
Now please excuse me while I go put up my feet, turn on Les Miserables, and break into the box of Girl Scout cookies that this amazing man brought home for me today 🙂