Saturday, September 9, 2017

What Do You Love About Your Spouse?

A couple weeks ago, I was caught off guard when someone asked me the question "what do you love about Brian?"

I'm a really good talker when I can mentally prepare my script in advance, but in this moment there were crickets. Surely there is something I love about the person I married, so I stumbled my way through what I assumed would be an acceptable answer.

As I was driving in the car later that day, it came to me.

I love that Brian knows I don't eat subs for dinner.

Two months ago, as I was standing over the stove cooking dinner and casually chatting with my mother-in-law and our friend Rob, our conversation turned to food and what we liked to cook for dinner. Rob said "I usually just pick up Jersey Mike's."

That's when Brian chimed in and said "Kelly doesn't eat subs for dinner."

I almost had a heart attack right there on the spot.

My husband, Brian Strawberry, who didn't notice a huge blob of green paint on the wall of our house for three years, knows that I don't eat subs for dinner.

It meant nothing to anyone else that day, but to me, it meant the world.

In all our years together, he's noticed that I keep subs reserved for lunchtime.
(I mean, they strictly belong in the lunch category, am I right?)

I hope that everyone has someone like that in their life, because it feels really good to be known.

Brian, thanks for surprising me that day and making me feel loved. I bet you didn't know it was that easy.