J and I sometimes joke that there were no others before him just as there were no other girls before me. It is silly but it makes us laugh a lot. Sometimes I want to talk about different experiences we both had with other girlfriends/boyfriends from the past. Those experiences we had, molded us for this relationship - why not talk about them? Now, don't get me wrong - I don't want to know all the romantic details about it all, I just like to hear the stories...I REALLY like to hear the crazy ones. Hearing about all the crazy he has encountered is like a twisted form of positive reinforcement that I am super awesome -- which I know I am but we all like to hear how awesome we are from our significant other.
-I have learned that just because someone tells you never to go to bed angry/mad, doesn't mean you have to stay up all night resolving an issue. We have found that we can sometimes agree to disagree and not go to sleep mad at one another. We have worked out disagreements the next morning when we aren't feeling so emotional and can be more objective to the situation.
-I have learned to keep my mouth shut...this is a big deal for me. I generally speak before I process what is being said. This has gotten a lot of feelings hurt and definitely gotten me into trouble.
-I have learned how to think about what is best for the TWO of us, instead of him being an after thought.
-I have learned that our relationship is stronger when we pray together.
-I have learned that laughing and being silly is so very important. We chase each other around the house and end up in bed tickling and giggling. This has led to some of our very best conversations.
-I have learned that I require a TON of attention. It is a little sad but I need a lot of attention; that is my high maintenance quality. I don't need things, I just need snuggles and cuddles, hugs and kisses.
-I have learned that we enjoy dinner more sitting side by side; I enjoy sitting across from him to look at him and all his handsome, but I like holding hands, sneaking small kisses on the cheek or forehead, feeling his hand on my knee, having his arm around me. Yes - we are the couple who sit side by side while dining out =)
There is so much left to learn. There are so many things in store for our future.
|Our First Anniversary|
Tonight we will be sharing a romantic dinner of The Husband's choice. I asked him to pick and place and make reservations and not to tell me. I love surprises =) Happy Tuesday y'all!!