April 23rd is right around the corner. Less than 1 week away. That means my anniversary is coming up. Can it be that I will be married for 9 years?!? Will Hubby remember? LOL! Yes. He will. He is always good with dates like that. He even remembered our very first date in Hoboken. I don't. I'm horrible with dates.
Hubby and I were special police officers on the boardwalk and met at work way back in 1998, yes, back when there was a 19xx in the year. Seems like so long ago. Yet, it still feels like yesterday. Does anyone else feel like we just skipped 2000-2010? It's like a blur to me. There are times that something happened in 2003 and I'll actually say 1993. It's weird.
Anywho, back to Hubby. He is amazing. He's a hard worker. He's a great dad. And occasionally, he can be a pain in the ass. He can't go anywhere without taking a shower first. Going to work? Shower. (well, of course) Going for a run? Shower. Going to mow the lawn? Shower. And then when he is done with those sweaty activities, he showers again. He makes too much laundry. Oh the laundry. I think he still has t-shirts from the '80s. And he doesn't know how to fold a shirt. Or fold his socks! The sock thing drives me crazy. Since he has about 8 bajillion different kinds of white socks. I make him sort them and I fold them. We have a nice system going. We even include the kids. The Baby will go back and forth across the room with the socks. He thinks he is such a huge help. I'm not even going to start on the amount of underwear he owns. I can go for 3 weeks without doing whites, and that's with 2-4 showers a day!
But, in this world of families not making it, I think we are in for the long haul...I pray. He pretty much lets me do what ever I want. And by 'let' I really mean he supports me. Unconditionally. He is so damn supportive. I totally don't deserve him. He let me get my pretty new Canon. He just bought us a new iMac. He has no problem when I am training for any of my upcoming races. He even let me upgrade to the 'fancy' gym last week. One that is about $60 more a month, but includes a pool club. Anything for the kids! He works his ass off for us to be able to enjoy these things. Luckily he can get lots of overtime. It totally sounds like I am happy when he 'buys' things for me. It's really not that. I swear. Its not just the stuff. There so much more support that I just can't put into words. Issues with our house. The car he drives to work. The pride he takes in our 'home.' How he still finds me sexy whether I am 200 lbs or 170 lbs. He really is fabulous.
Don't get me wrong. It's not all peaches and cream over here. When we have a fight. I am a class A bitch. I hate it. I don't know why. We push each others buttons so bad! But we get through it. Somehow.
I guess I was inspired to write this post from another blog I read. Swim.Bike.Mom. is having some trouble at home. And her kids are so much younger than mine. And they have been together so much longer than us. I am praying they can work it out, not just for the kids, but for them! I've only been following her blog and Facebook for a short time, but Mer is awesome. I am pulling for her to be happy. No matter what.
I can't even tell you how many times during a fight with Hubby I have thought the D word...but then I realize how really REALLY good I have it being able to stay home with our boys. And how wonderful my Hubby is. And how much he really loves me and I love him. Our fights are stupid and insignificant in the grand scheme of life. Does it REALLY matter that he only fills the dishwasher halfway and runs it?
My job is basically Mom, Wife, PTO member, Cub Scout Leader, Class Mom, etc. And I am sure I will have many more hats before my boys leave the nest. And my Hubby makes it all possible.
Even though he doesn't read my blog. At all. I think I may have mentioned to him that I started writing again. haha.
Happy 9th Anniversary honey! Even when I am unbearable and we push each other's buttons. I know we are in this marriage for the long haul. 'Love you too much.' xoxoxo