Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Week of Thanksgiving - Tuesday

Today I will continue my week long series of blogs for things I'm thankful for.  Yesterday I wrote about my thankfulness for my family traditions.  You missed it?  Well, I will wait a moment while you go catch up.....

Today I want to tell you about someone very special, someone I am very thankful to have in my life.  I am so thankful that I am married to a wonderful, loving man.  Aaron and I met while we were in college.  We had a class together and ended up working in the same group.  This group work made it so we had to exchange numbers and then call each other to coordinate work on the group project.  One evening Aaron called me up and asked what I was doing on Friday night (I believe it was a Tuesday).  Being slightly daft, not realizing this poor guy was trying to ask me out I replied, I'm not sure, I'm not there yet.  At that time, I had various responsibilities on campus and things would tend to pop up at the last minute.  Thankful Aaron persevered and asked me out.  We had a wonderful first date on that lovely April evening.  Over labor day weekend he asked me to marry him.

We were married about a year later, on August 14th.  We were both still in college.  This was one of the reasons we were given that we shouldn't get married.  We were to "young".  Can I tell you that our marriage has been easy, smooth sailing with no bumps?  Of course not.  Marriages are work and both partners must work together.  I feel so blessed that over 12 years later, I am still madly deeply in love with my husband.  I can not imagine what life would have been like without him.  God blessed me with a soul mate.  I am thankful he blessed me with this wonderful man.

On this Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I am thankful to have a caring loving husband who supports my ideas, hobbies, and goals.  Not every man would spend his summer break converting part of "his" garage into a dream jewelry studio.  Aaron did a beautiful job and I have a wonderful environment to design my jewelry.  Aaron, I am so thankful you are in my life.  I love so very much!


  1. Awww!!!

    I'm so glad you found your soul mate! He sounds like a real gem.

    As someone who found her own soul mate five years ago, I can totally relate. It took me awhile to realize that he was interested in me -- longer than it should have, really -- but eventually I did, and while marriage is work, like you said, I couldn't ask for a better partner/best friend.

  2. Sarah, I'm glad you can relate! I think we all deserve to be found by that special someone and cherish them and be cherished. I hope you are having a great week! :)