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My Husband Turns 27 Today // Personal

My Husband Turns 27 Today // Personal

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Today my husband turns 27-years-old and yes, I am admitting I married a man a year younger than me.  And he won’t ever let me forget it.  But come on, its just a year.  This month also marks 8 years since my husband asked me if I would take the jump and date him.
I don’t write too many personal posts around here and that is something I hope to change but as life throws different curveballs my way, I can’t promise that will happen.  But I hope you can take a moment and appreciate me sharing a little bit of my heart and personal life with you here today.
Blessed is an understatement in describing the fact that I got to marry this man.
For those who don’t know, my husband and I met in preschool at church in the blue room.  We grew up and stayed at the same church for over 20 years and were good friends all our growing up years.  I remember the day he showed up with a bowl shaped bleached head in 5th grade and all the girls talked about how silly it looked but I secretly liked it.  Or the year that I was the angel in the Christmas play and was jealous of Amy who got to play his wife.  Then there was the time I went as Legally Blonde for halloween and wore a blonde wig and he couldn’t stop looking at me (did I mention I just dyed my hair blonde?).  Then he jokingly proposed to me during our summer Day Camp while waiting to get on the bus and my cousin told him he needed a ring and so he brought me a ring pop the following week up at camp.  Or the numerous times I was heartbroken when he started dating a girl that wasn’t me.  Or that one time we held hands secretly during the Prayer and Fast (say what?!).  When I told my mom I would never marry Dirk but wanted someone who looked like him (okay okay…yes, I think he is the most attractive man alive).  The day I realized I loved him in college sitting against the Drumheller Fountain at UW and wished he would just ask finally me out but instead told me that dating him would be like jumping off a building.  Or when he finally casually asked me if I wanted to make this “legit” when a girl in my house pestered us about having the “DTR” (determine the relationship talk).  And one of my favorites, the day he proposed to me with a ring pop in front of that same fountain at UW.
We have one of those stories that surprises everyone.  Who meets their spouse when they are 3 years old?  But no one else could be a more perfect match for me.  He makes me laugh harder then anyone else ever has and does it all the time.  He saves the fact that he is a complete goofball just for me.  He spoils me rotten and I have to be careful what I ask of him as he will do it right then and there without hesitation.  He has never once raised his voice towards me or slammed a door.  He supports me in my career.  He is constantly working at our relationship.  He has a heart for helping others.  He wants a large family and puts family first. He works very very hard.
Yes, I realize I basically just wrote a whole blog bragging about my oh-so-handsome husband and I don’t care at all.  If you got this far, I am impressed!
Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband.
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