Thursday, November 17, 2005

My "Other Half"...

I met my husband the summer of 1996, on my sister's 21st birthday. We went on our first date two weeks later; he moved in 2 weeks after that. We were serious from the start...but I knew he was "the one" shortly after we started seeing each other. He always called me "honey", and I never - ever - called anyone that before. It just wasn't me - I never felt like I could be that way. With my husband...it just came naturally. We married in 1999.

My husband and I are complete opposites in many ways. That is a great thing, because we balance each other out in different areas. I'm very even keeled and laid back - which helps him out, as he' s a worrier. I'm not very good with budgeting - he's amazingly meticulous with bills, tracking interest - and just math in general. We're a great team, because we're the other half of a whole. Because of this, we've been able to buy and sell real estate and work towards hopefully securing our future. With our store, I handle the "business" aspect of things: acquisition, financing, lawyers, PR, advertising. He handles the other "business": the ordering, the bill paying, selection of inventory, the personnel. We're both the business, as a whole.


My husband came from a less than
ideal upbringing. It was a very hard one - it makes me feel very sad to think of how it was for him when he was young. He never let it hold him back...it didn't define him. He's one of the most generous, kindhearted people I've ever met - sometimes to a fault. And I think he uses the disadvantages he had as a child work as an advantage to him as an adult. There's nothing that makes me happier than seeing him with our children. Sitting on the recliner with them....or reading our son a bed time story. Those things, above all - make me fall in love with him over again. It isn't the gifts he might give me, or anything like that. Those are nice and I love them....but - there's nothing like seeing a man be a "Dad". That, is sexy.

I love that he calls me "Dolly". I love that he doesn't complain about my idiosyncrasies. I love that he still thinks I'm a "hottie". I love that he works so very hard so that we can have a good life and so that our children will hopefully have all of the things in life that he didn't have. I love his wit, his shyness, his sharp judge of character.

I just love him.

12 comments:

Lori said...

This is precious. He sounds like a wonderful man. And the picture of him with the baby...so sweet.

steelcowboy said...

Wonderful!

clew said...

Very, very lovely post. I can feel the specialness of your relationship. It's a wonderful thing to be married to your best friend - you are both blessed!

HUGS!

JAX said...

That is so awesome! Sounds like our guys have a lot of similiarities. Mine is so private though and has asked me not to blog about him but I think I may go ahead and do so anyway. I actually thought about this when he got home late from work last night, only to get to work on our house. Whatta hard working man I have. I thought, I'm gonna shout out to the blogging world what a great guy I have. And then I go on yours and Jen Jens blog and see you girls were thinking the same thing! Now I'm inspired. I will do it when I have more time to really put some thought into it. Thanks for the pictures too!

Have a great weekend! Go Buckeyes ;)

chesneygirl said...

Beautiful post, Rebecca!!

You sound like a perfect couple!

And I agree, there's nothing like seeing the man you love being a daddy! Very Sexy! I love it! :)

Tish Grier said...

what a beautiful story, Rebecca! thanks for sharing it with all of us :-)

T.

Laura said...

I'm crying now, a good cry, but none the less a cry.

*sigh*

Congratulations girlie-you've got it and you know it. Good for you!

bigwhitehat said...

Fantastic.

It is confirmed. After seeing pictures of him I now know for certain that I have been in your store. Small world.

I love it when you gals do this type of thing.

You didn't get yourself in trouble did you?

Rebecca said...

Hi All -
Awwww... shucks. ;) Yup. So this is Mr & Mrs Rebecca. :) Glad you enjoyed the story.....

BWH - Did I get myself in trouble? How so? Well, if you were in our store - you should make it a point to come by the next time you're around. He's done a ton of work to the inside, display and inventory. It looks beautiful! And actually, this morning, I believe our "winter display" is being put up, so it should really be gorgeous, esp. at night.

McSwain said...

I thought I left a comment before, but...

I LOVE to hear ladies speak well of their hubbies! Too many spend too much time bashing those they are supposed to be lifting up. Your hubby is quite handsome, and how GORGEOUS you both are in that wedding picture! And you're so right about seeing a man being "dad." Sexy indeed.

GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

I. want. that. Period.

Maurice said...

Sounds like you've been blessed with a great guy. Loved your blog.