I love my husband so much.
It’s that “when I see him across a room talking to other people and watch how he makes others feel good and laugh, I am so proud he’s my partner and grateful that he makes me feel that good, too” kind of love.
On the other hand, I also – just before writing this letter – blocked my husband from calling or texting me because we were having a text-based parenting disagreement that was quickly escalating, and we both needed to focus on work.
Before you judge, keep in mind that he knew where I was and how to reach me if there had been an emergency. And I have no qualms about the fact that I essentially put us both in the penalty box by disabling his ability to contact me and eliminating my ability to reach out to him.
We both needed to take a breather, rethink how we were acting toward one another and, most importantly for the moment, get back to work.
Then, a few hours later, I removed the block, he called and I said, “Hey honey. What’s up?” And we talked about what was up, which included business, our daughter and who would grab a gallon of milk and kitty litter. Eventually, that night we both apologized, got on the same parenting page and we’re back to being happy husband and wife.
That is marriage – at least it’s ours: an imperfect relationship of highs and lows that always comes back to knowing we have each other’s backs and love one another to our cores…even if that sometimes means quarrels and heat-of-the-moment fights that later seem silly and futile. There’s no one I’d rather have by my side than Jason. I am eternally grateful to have met my match in love and in life.
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