Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with is great, but having that person support you and your dreams is even better.
I met my husband at a time when I wasn’t thinking about settling down or meeting the man of my dreams. I’d be lying if I told you I hadn’t set up a list of all the necessary things I wanted in a significant other.
When I met my husband more than four years ago, we had been single for more than three years and wanted to focus on our future. I shared how we met in a previous post, you can read it here.
Why We Met
Life has a funny way of showing you all the wonderful reasons to smile. I believe one of them was introducing me to Jeff.
Yes, we’ve had our ups and downs, but it’s they’ve been a blessing for us. Each time we’ve had it rough, we’ve held hands and continued our journey. We’ve been able to experience some of the most precious moments of life together, and for that, I’m forever grateful.
I might not know where life will take us, but I know where it’s taken us thus far. Together, it feels as though we can accomplish anything that comes our way.
We give each other strength in times of weakness, and love in times of hurt. We compliment each other well. He works with numbers, I work with letters. He’s a night owl and I’m an early bird. He’s left-handed and I’m a righty.
Love Is A Two Way Street
The amount of support I receive from Jeff is inspiring. Even at my lowest point, I’ve been able to lean on him for support.
Before making any big decisions with my blog or freelance work, I always consult with him. He’s like a business partner, and in many ways, being in a marriage with kids is like running a business. Your products are your kids and you work together to keep your company from going into bankruptcy.
Love fuels much of our daily life together, and it keeps us fighting to see the light at the tunnel. Through Jeff’s love and support, I’m able to do the following:
– Make the most out of the time we have with our little ones.
Jeff works full time to provide for us, and the number of hours he puts in is inspiring. He’s great at what he does and has been the backbone to creating the life we live today.
Days off are days we spend off the grid. We travel together with our family — pups included.
– Push myself a little further each time.
Although I’m intrinsically motivated, there are times I need to hear someone else’s advice. Jeff has taught me a lot about being more organized with my thoughts and creating processes to execute day-to-day tasks. He has a way with making sense out of things when they seem odd.
– Love wholeheartedly.
Knowing that he loves and supports me through everything has given me the capability to open up my heart without the fear of getting hurt. Shutting down has always been one of my defense mechanisms. I don’t feel that way with him.
– Appreciate the simple things.
I’ve always considered myself to be somewhat of a minimalist, but Jeff has shown me a different level of what it means to cut down on things. There was a time in my life that I thought being pampered — nails, hair and the right makeup — was going to make me feel beautiful. There are other reasons to smile in life, and it doesn’t have a price tag.
Is there anyone in your life that pushes you to keep going? Tell me about it in a comment below: