A long time ago, I was at a cross roads in my life and was trying to make a hard decision. I was told to close my eyes and imagine what I wanted my life to be like in 5 years. I should use that to guide my choice. I have used that often when I am feeling lost, to help me find my way.
The strange part is that although my life is similar to the one I imagined, there are pieces that I never could have dreamt of in a million years. If you had told me 12 years ago that I would marry a guy like my husband, I wouldn’t have believed you. I didn’t think I would fall for a guy like him, someone with interests so different from my own. There are times when I wonder what keeps us together, what do we really have in common? We don’t like the same things, we have different priorities, what draws us together?
Because really, I think we might just be the best suited couple I know.
He makes me laugh, and he challenges me. Because of him I have become a stronger person, a more self-aware person. I have experienced things and opened my horizons to experiences I never would have had otherwise. He grounds me when I am starting to lose it, he is gentle when I need it, and gives me the shove when I am afraid to take the first step. Although he drives me crazy with some of his choices (*cough*new truck* cough), it is those same things that draw me closer to him.
And as I look in my garage, that is what I have to keep telling myself.