Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Challenging Week, A New Discovery

This week has been a tremendously challenging week for several reasons... my dog's ACL injury, stress at work, life issues, etc.

But in all of it, I discovered something personal, and I thought I'd share.

I've been with my husband for about seven years. We spent five years dating and will celebrate our second wedding anniversary this September.

But, through various adversities this week, I discovered the best quality in Jim. (At this point, you can stop reading if it makes you want to gag a little bit. It's okay, this blog post isn't for everyone.)

The reason I think it's so poignant is because it hit me in a single moment. It was like a light bulb went off, and it was clear as ever. People always say the dorkiest crap about their spouse, but, it is pretty incredible that a marriage can truly grow into something bigger than imagined.

My discovery with Jim is that he is honest to a fault. He has not a single mean bone in his body. That doesn't mean he's a sucker, a door mat or a push over... it just means he does not boast in being correct, seek revenge or turn around and wrong the person who wronged him.

I realized recently that he is truly a good man. One who takes care of his family, and one who is always on the right side. Jim has never been in trouble for being "wrong." I mean, there are a lot of times I think he's wrong about his opinion... but he's never wrong in his intent.

And, I'm lucky to discover this before our two-year anniversary. I can't wait to see what's in store for the next two, three, or four decades! (However, I wish he'd do more yard work...)


aleah said...

You two are adorable. Keep it up.

The Ferber Family said...

love it!! so sweet and as a friend of jim's for quite a while now - through some very good and some very bad times - i'd have to say i agree completely.