I’m still madly in love with my husband. I know corny, right? I mean really who is still in love after six years together? Don’t you just get married, have kids and learn to sort of tolerate one another?
Not in our house! Bite your tongue!
I am so damn lucky because I get to spend each and every day with someone I can truly call my best friend from the moment I met him. He will tell you from the moment he saw my picture online he fell in love. I never get tired of hearing that. He will also tell you that I made him want to be a better man. Yep goosebumps again. He’s good at that. The thing is he honestly means it.
We did meet online. It was a blind date. We met for coffee. We went back to my place. We bumped uglies and not to sound trashy I honestly thought that would be it. The end of him. However, he had other plans. I was a single mom and spent many years in a bad relationship so I wasn’t really looking to settle down.
Meeting Forgetful Dad changed all that and within two weeks I was engaged and a short ten months later we got married with a room filled with people I love, the twinkling Christmas lights in the background as the justice of the peace stepped aside and allowed us to read our vows to one another.
It was the happiest day of my life. My second happiest was renewing our vows six months later at his (FD’s) family home with his friends and family and getting to share my vows all over again.
It’s been six years of ups and downs. Six years of spending every day together because FD has a brain injury and goes to sleep at night and forgets everything that happened the day before. He’s my Drew Barrymore (50 first dates) and no matter what is thrown at us we deal.
Six years of blended family issues, money troubles, loss of friends, pets and discovering our baby (now four) had issues so we had three years of Children’s hospital and rehab only to discover he, too had a brain injury, born with mild Cerebral Palsy.
Six years of laughter and fun, good times, and yes … even the occassional fight or two and times where we thought we might not make it but we did and have…
And we are still going.
There are so many things I love about my husband I don’t even know where to begin. Living with someone who has a brain injury isn’t always easy but loving FD is soooooooooooo worth whatever comes our way and our motto is “together we are strong,” and we believe that. No matter what we can do it if we are together.
FD is unique and he’s changed both mine and JJ’s life (for the better) saving us really and showing us that forgiveness, patience and understanding is something we could all use a little of. What I love the most about my husband is …
- He always knows how to laugh at himself
- He always makes me laugh
- He loves his kids
- He tries hard every day not to allow his special needs to get in his way
- He’s helpful to all those he meets
- He has a heart of gold and truly is a “NICE GUY” who didn’t finish last
- He’s sexy as he DOUBLE LL!
- He still looks at me as though I’m candy on stick (gives me warm fuzzies lol)
- He still holds my hand when we go for a walk
- He brushes my hair back when I’m sick and checks on me constantly
- He tells me how much he loves when he remembers
- He is not afraid of housework (thank GOD) because I’m allergic to it (bad rash yep!)
- He is funny as heck.
- He always knows when something is wrong and makes it easy to tell him what that something is.
All in all I know God blessed me by bringing you into my life Corey. You are truly wonderful and I want to thank you for the past six years and I hope, I pray we get to spend another fifty together! I love you babe!