I’ve done a few facts about our marriage in the last few posts but now I want to talk about some of the reasons I love this guy of mine.
He is my partner and my equal. He helps me try to be a better person daily and doesn’t let me get away with not being the best I can. He makes up the difference when I am not enough and carries me through when I can’t pull my own weight.
His kisses still make me weak in the knees and his smile melts me heart. I still get giddy when he walks in the door after being gone and I want to run into his arms and kiss his lips. I love to gaze into his eyes because that’s where the real him is hiding.
I love that he makes me laugh and makes everyday more fun. He is just a big giant goof and an overgrown kid at heart and he makes each moment interesting. I love what a great father and husband he is because he doesn’t take things too seriously and tries his best for live in the moment.
I love that his touch still sends shivers down my spine and makes me fall in love with him over and over again.
I love that he is my biggest cheerleader and always encourages me to follow my dreams and pursue those things that make me happy. He never questions my passions and always provides all the support he can to me.
I love that in 10 years of marriage we have not come close to achieving perfection together but that we work hard at it every day. We take the time to learn more about each other every day and we have made it through some pretty emotionally and physically trying times and we always come out the other side stronger as a couple.
He is a fantastic leader of our home and follows the Spiritual guidance he receives.
He is not content to sit back and just be happy with where he is at in his own personal growth, but tries more and more each day to be a better man and a more Christ like disciple.
He trusts me in all I do and I trust him. We have hurt each other many times due to our own selfish nature and we have learned that to be a better couple we have to lose ourselves in the Service of each other.
We make those big life choices together and he always cares about my input and what I have to say.
He is even cuter to me today then the day we met. He gets more and more beautiful in my eyes each and every day.
He loves me so beautifully and completely and without conditions or stipulations.
He grounds me when I need grounding and gives me wings when I need to fly.
He is always wanting what is best for me and has tried his best to provide everything he can for our family.
He is so much fun to be around and makes each of us enjoy his company.
He helps me so much with the kids. He is definitely my partner in everything we do. There is nothing that he won’t do for our family. He cooks dinner, bathes the kids, does the dishes, takes out the trash and helps with anything he can around the house. He makes sure we both get to spend “fun” time with our kids and that we are both not just “working” all the time.
He loves to take me clothes shopping and always wants me to spend way more money then I should on myself.
He always tells me I am beautiful, especially when I don’t feel like I am.
He is my comedic relief from the stresses of life.
He helps me calm down when I am going crazy and is patient with me while I get myself centered.
He still takes me out on dates and tries to make sure that we have a lot of time together as a couple. He is totally still my boyfriend.
He is patient with me and plays along when I tell him I want to take a million selfies with him.
I have had a lot of health problems over the years and while he has had to learn a lot of patience in having a sick wife he has done an amazing job at being my care giver and my support system.
He is just as big of a crazy Alabama fan as I am and I love that we bond over football and can talk sports together. I am very much his equal on that front and we can spend hours talking sports.
He still dresses up with my every Halloween and goes right along with all my crazy costume ideas. He is a blast at Halloween and always makes it more fun.
He is my confidant and my sound board. He listens to everything I have to say and always provides me good ideas and input. He cares about the things I care about.
He always has the time for me. He will grab me as he is walking by and kiss me or just hold me in his arms when the kids are running crazy around us. He is not embarrassed to show PDA when we are out in public and still pinches my butt anytime he gets the chance.
He is always up for new ideas and makes me break out of my “I’m sticking with what I know” comfort zone.
He is my perfect match. There is no one out there who is better for me.
I am head over heels, crazy over the top in love with him and I don’t care who knows it.
I love that he knows me better than anyone else does and that I know him better than anyone else does.
Our marriage hasn’t always been easy and its had its fair share of ups and downs and there have been plenty of bumps in the road, but we are always there for each other when we can’t fight anymore. We are both very stubborn and always want to be right, so we have had to learn that sometimes, in a marriage especially, that no one is right and that we both just have to agree to love each other unconditionally through every great day as well as through the rough ones.
I have spent many nights crying into my pillow wishing he understood me better and wondering why it wasn’t just blissfully perfect all the time, but we have both done a lot of growing up together and have learned so much about each other these last 10 years. Our marriage has never been better and I have never been happier. I am grateful for our trials because without them we would not have had the growth that we needed as a couple to come as far as we have come. I feel so blessed to be on this journey of life with my best friend. I am so lucky to have gone through the great times and the hard times with such an incredible guy. I wouldn’t want to be on this joy filled journey with anyone else. Marriage takes work, and it takes sacrifice and you really do have to lose yourself to find yourself. I don’t want to be Aurie anymore… I am proud to be Noah and Aurie. I am proud to be his wife, his companion, his equal and his other half. Together we are better than we ever could be apart and I am so glad that I get to be the one he chose to spend eternity with. I am glad that at the end of the day our feet still find each other under the blanket and our hands lock into each others. I am glad that no matter what we go through that we both never stop trying, that we both never give up and that we both keep fighting to make our marriage great.
A few lines from my favorite song says.
Ill never stop trying
Ill never stop losing my breath
Every time I see you looking back at me
Ill never stop holding your hand
Ill never stop choosing you babe
Ill never get used to you.
I will never stop trying and I most definitely will never stop chosing you Noah!! I love you today more than yesterday and tomorrow more than today and you have all of my heart for all of eternity.