Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Grateful Day 10: J

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I have been waiting for this day since I started this little journey with Lindsey. This is one thing that I need to remind myself to be thankful for every moment because it is so precious, and unfortunately, to easy to take for granted. It hasn't been easy all the time, but it's definitely something worth fighting for.

I am thankful for Jed -- my boyfriend. Doesn't he look cute in that suit? The only way I could get his picture was to sneak when he wasn't looking.

One of my favorite things about him is that I can be myself around him. I've known him for over 10 years, and there's a certain comfort and familiarity that comes with that. He's seen my goofy side, my depressed side, my angry side, my frustrated side, my determined side, my loving side, and sometimes I think he sees sides of me that even I don't see.

He is my travel buddy. We've been on so many adventures together: trips across the country, cruises, business trips, weekend trips, road trips. I'm looking forward to so many more!

And it's so fun to share new experiences with him. He's convinced me to try things I never thought I would: see ATV trek above and riding a Segway (which I was actually better at than he was!).

There's a special bond between us that I don't think either of us can let go of; it keeps bringing us together.

He is, and has been for a long time, my best friend. He's showed me the light when I was in the dark, he takes care of me when I'm sick, he teaches me new things, he listens to me and gives me advice, and he confides in me. The only thing he doesn't do is hold my hair back when I'm sick... eek.

Yeah, he's my lover boy too. *wink* *giggle* He's not the most romantic guy you've ever met, but he's sweet in his own subtle way, and he'll surprise me with those dreamy romantic moments when I least expect them.

And let's not forget the families. My mother has been rooting for him from day one, and the rest of my fam really loves him too. His parents are wonderful to me, and they are always there for us when we need some help around the house or someone to watch the dog while we sail away to paradise.

And let's not forget the things he does for me that he HATES! For instance, not only buying me tickets to see Kenny Chesney for my birthday, but coming with me to an entire country music festival... and sorta pretending to enjoy it... = )

He hates humoring me, but there are times when he'll "do it for me." Like helping me clean the house, or cuddling with me before we go to bed, or rubbing my back when it's sore.

To my Jed: You're my man, my love, my best friend. You're my one and only from day one. I love you with all my heart -- even when I'm yelling at you.


Nicole Marie said...

aww too cute. he's a keeper

Sara said...

You look so cute together!! I love the idea!x