Just love.

        This post comes just one day after my husband's 28th birthday, and the annual love-fest we call Valentine's Day.  There isn't a day that passes that I don't realize how incredibly lucky I am - but some days I am more aware than others.  Yesterday was one of those days.
        It's one of the most cliche statements a wife says about her betrothed - "He's my best friend." Cliche or not, sometimes there isn't a better way to make such a straightforward pronouncement. After a brief discussion we had last week after seeing some cheesy commercial - I'm guessing it involved a man & a woman some sparkly piece of jewelry, and ended with an awful jingle...every kiss begins with kay, he went to jared, etc.  You get the point.  Back to the story...
        I was telling Vince how much I appreciated him NEVER feeding me blatant lies, that us ladies tend to ooh and aah over.  Vince has never said..."You are the most beautiful woman in the world." "There is nowhere I'd rather be." "You complete me." Yada yada yada... I can see how that could sound like a bad thing.  But, from where I'm standing (sitting, currently) this is the best thing for a relationship.  A relationship that is not built on repeated quotes from movies, one liners, and insurmountable levels of perfection. 
The minute you stop saying things just to please people...that's when your heart truly speaks.
        This is all just from my personal perspective, of course - nothing scientific or even factual for that matter.  Just purely my thoughts. Being the cynic I am - I don't believe 2 people are "meant" to be together... I don't really think things happen for a reason... Fate. Destiny. Whateveryouwanttocallit. I don't buy it....so with that said,  I think eliminating the "fluff" is the only way to give & receive proper love.
        I love you Vince! I love that you love me (and the animals) like you do! I love that you let me be right, but tell me when I'm wrong. I love that you don't laugh at all of my jokes because they are not always funny. I love to hear you laugh. I love that you don't expect anymore of me than I do of myself. I love that we are going through life together.


1 comment:

MadgicLeo said...

Your bold statement, "The minute you stop saying things just to please people...that's when your heart truly speaks."
Genius, Wiscons. Genius.
So true.
You two could be models for how to eliminate mindless bullshit from your life.
I look forward to your next post!