I’m fairly introverted. Most people don’t hear a lot about my personal life. I can easily connect with people on a superficial level, talk about the weather, and I love to hear their stories. I want to know what makes a person who they are. On the other hand, I don’t give that information out so readily in person. I’ve written a fair amount about the personal, intimate details of my life here somewhat anonymously. Things that are difficult for me to say out loud I’m far more comfortable putting down on paper.
My best friend knows I’m quirky, all my deep, dark secrets, that I’m a morning person and he’s not, that I’m grouchy and stupid when I’m tired, that I’m stubborn as a mule, that I can be annoying when he’s tired. I want to talk when he wants to be quiet. I want to be quiet when he wants to talk. I really can be kind of a pain in the ass. He knows what I look like with morning hair and no make-up and that I dress like a hobo when I’m bumming around on Saturday.
He works hard, long hours but he also knows how to let his hair down and have a good time. He’s genuine and real. He has flaws and quirks of his own and doesn’t mind saying so. He’s smart, he’s funny, he’s handsome, and he’s sexy as hell. He’s strong and he’s weak. He’s gentle and rough. He teaches me things about myself and challenges my thinking. He’s changed me in ways he can’t possibly know without even trying to. He has no idea that when he took that tiny spider outside instead of squashing it, like I would have, it made me love him more. I watch him when he’s concentrating really hard and he purses his lips and has to hold his mouth just right. It’s unconscious to him and adorable to me. He lifts me up and supports me in everything I do, always encouraging along the way.
There’s a saying that the only three things a man should want to change about a woman is her last name, address, and her viewpoint on men. Two out of three ain’t bad. You see, I get to be married to my best friend. He knows all my faults and foibles and loves me anyway. To be fully known and loved anyway is to be fully loved. I’m not one who believes people are born to be together. For me it’s better to be wanted than needed. I’ll take that any day of the week. I choose him and he chooses me.