Thursday, January 15, 2009

Balancing Act

This week one of ideas we were given for Writers Workshop was:
Describe your significant other's most attractive quality (on the inside).

I could truly go on about the amazing man I get to spend life with, but I will say that one of his most amazing qualities is that he truly keeps me balanced.
Jim is as laid back as the come, but:
When I am sad, he reminds of all I have to be happy about
When I am angry, he does just the right thing to make me laugh.
When I am hurt, he tries to ease the pain.
When I feel really bad for the little old man eating by himself at a restaurant, he gets it and rather than tease me he says "No worries, his wife is probably out shopping" or "His wife was probably watching reality TV and he wanted to get out of the house."
When I am really excited about something he shares the excitement (even if he doesn't find excitement in taking a quilting class)
When I laugh at my own jokes, he says "Hon, you're a riot"
When I struggled with the uncertainty of moving to Florida, he spent hours making lists with me while sipping coffee even though he just knew everything would fall into place.
When I am really missing my friends back in Ohio, he goes shopping and to girl movies with me.
When I don't want to make dinner (yes it happens), he just knows and says "Hey, how about we have cereal for dinner tonight, or order a pizza."

I am a worrier. I am emotional. I wear my heart on my sleeve and in the past I thought I needed to change it.
I took me years to accept and even embrace that part of me (and its still a work in progress), but Jim just did. I love him for that and so many other reasons


Angie said...

Love the pic! Where did you take it? You two are lucky to have you. Jim is right on top of the funniest people I know list. We miss you guys like crazy.

ckrae said...

A worrier...Emotional...Now where in the world would you have gotten that trait?? You and Jim are like peas and carrots. They JUST FIT. (sorry for quoting Forest) Just remember accepting it is the first step. Embracing it is the next. Taking one day at a time works!! You have a wonderful thing going on. Love you both.

ManicMandee said...

I am officially a Jim fan now! So glad you've got him. You two are a great couple it sounds.

blueviolet said...

He sounds really great and shares many qualities with my hubby! We got good ones!

Heatherlyn said...

I'm here from the Mr. Linky at the Writer's Workshop. It sounds like you found your balancing-half. Sweet post!

KatieZ said...

Oh, he is totally melting my heart right now! What a guy! I love that when you are too tired to cook, he suggests cereal! Mine does that too! It's so nice to be with someone that just "gets" you!

Cute post!

Carrie said...

Thanks guys!
Ang - That picture was at a place called Bradleys. Its a restaurant in downtown West Palm. It was the night we all went out for Joes going away (back to Ohio) party. You and Mike would like it if you come visit...HINT HINT

Rochelle said...

Aw, how sweet! You're very cute together :)

tara @ kidz said...

What a beautiful couple you make!

Trish said...

That's so sweet of you! I'd have to say to all of the other bloggers that you and Jim are truely one of the best matched couples I know. Funny as hell too!!!!(oops. Am I alowed to curse on these things?)

Mama Kat said...

I love that he goes shopping and to chick flicks with you!! Atta boy...take good care of your wife! :)