Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Man I Love

Rest — 2015

Today after Aaron got home from work we laid on our bed and had one of those conversations that is so meaningless it can only be had with a select few people in the world. We shared those stupid jokes that aren't funny, and small memories that are forgotten amidst more significant life events, talked about nothing as we laughed and laughed—the deep belly laughs that make tears leak out the corners of your eyes and snorts sneak out your nose. All I could think about is how much I love this man, and how good it feels to be loved.

Of my top ten most significant life events, I would say that the majority of them have happened in the three years and ten months since we got married. Many of these things have been very hard. The kind of things that sometimes make my soul feel withered and dry and these things have changed me—sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, sometimes for both in a confusing mix of emotion.

But through this all I have had Aaron. And I love this man more than I could ever say or promise. Because we just get it. We just get each other and I know he's got my back as much as I've got his. Because he loves me as much as I love him and we tell the same stupid jokes that aren't even funny while we lie on our bed and laugh and laugh.


Britt Hanson said...

I think you summed up the best part of marriage in these 3 short paragraphs. <3

MOMster said...

I just love this. I'm so glad you have someone like Aaron that you can spend the rest of eternity with, belly laughing through some of it. You both struck gold when you found each other.