Whose the cynic now?

I never believed in love at first sight.  I was not a romantic, I thought you learned to love someone.  That all fell apart when I met him.  Or rather when he called me for the first time.  We spoke on the phone for an hour.  About our kids, our jobs, and hamburger helper.  I knew, after that first hour, that there was something special about this guy.

By the end of our first date, which was by no means an amazingly romantic time, I knew.  I knew I would marry him.  Everyone who saw us together knew we would get married.  So 6 months later when he proposed of course I said yes.  Me, the non-romantic.  The girl who had been referred to by previous boyfriends as cynical about love.  I fell head over heels for a guy who live four hours away from me.  By the time we got engaged we had been on 2 dates without our children.

But what I knew early on in our relationship, was this was a guy who was genuine.  He listened to me, he liked me for who I was, and stuck it out when things were hard in his life.  I knew he made me laugh harder than anyone, and that when I was with him it felt like coming home.  That is love.

Tomorrow marks eight years of marriage.  Things have not always been easy for us, we have gone through a lot of pain and loss, a lot of challenges and trials.  Things have been bad.  But they have also been good.  There has been lots of laughter and love too.  I feel blessed to have found this man with whom I share my life and my family.  I never doubt the way he feels about me, and not a phone conversation or kiss good-night goes by without him telling me that he loves me.

So my darling husband, thank-you for a wonderful 8 years.  Thank-you for being a father to our kids, and my best friend. 


About mcwhclan

Mom of two, student, wife, daughter... where does one keep all these hats?
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One Response to Whose the cynic now?

  1. Nancy E says:

    Happy Happy Happy Anniversary!

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