“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. They say that opposites attract. I guess that’s why we are drawn to those who have the strengths we lack. I tell everyone, in our relationship, I am the gas pedal and Rudy is the brakes. Without him, I’d have surely gone over a cliff by now. Without me, he’d still be in the garage; checking the air pressure, the fluid levels,… and going back inside one more time to make sure the coffee pot was turned off. 😉
Some of the things that initially made us crazy about each other almost drove us nuts in those early years of marriage. I’m still passionately driven, and he’s still painfully cautious, in my estimation. But time and experience have shown us, that together, our differences have actually helped keep us between the ditches. I’m thankful we’ve stayed on this relationship road trip long enough to learn from life’s detours, laugh at our Griswold moments, and take in all the breathtaking scenery.
I love this guy with all my heart, even when he’s a Big Old Eeyore. We’ll celebrate our 33rd anniversary this September. He is the most loving, hard working, caring, hang in there husband and father, you’ll ever know. Just ask his girls.
Our first date happened because he needed a little truck to help him move, and I happened to drive one. I offered. He asked me to dinner, as a thank you. If he’d known ahead about some of the sights he was in for on this trip, he probably would have taken off on foot in the other direction. Maybe that’s why God only lets us see each mile as it comes. 😉
That little truck served us well for a few years. Rudy’s always wanted another one, but life and family happens. Several clunkers and mini-vans later, he’s finally found his truck. It’s not fancy, but it’s solid and dependable for the long haul. Perfect for him, just like he’s perfect for me. Happy Anniversary Dad!
Until Next Time,
Know The Hope!