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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In all fairness.

Since I just posted a not very nice post about Leo, I need to balance it with a good one. He came through with a good Valentine's gift. He gave me balloons, a beautiful card, a Barnes and Noble gift card and the Xbox game I wanted. I stand corrected. I read through my posts and obviously, I was frustrated with him and a little harsh. The truth is, he really does "get" me. It doesn't work for every marriage but I know he needs time away (sometimes he takes advantage) and so do I. We alternate and tonight is my night and I am so excited to be getting a break tonight. I am going to go to Barnes and Noble and shop, shop, shop. The other thing is that he knows I love to shop (Target, Walmart and Meijer) and only complains once in awhile. He knows I love to travel and he makes sure we do at least once a year.


I love this man. More today than I did 22 years ago. Do I sometimes look at him and wonder what the Hell was I thinking? Yes but two seconds later, he winks at me and my heart does a flip. Do I sometimes want to change the locks when he comes home late from playing poker? Yes. But then he gets up at the crack of dawn to coach Nico or Tommy and my heart swells with such pride to see him with all of those kids. Do I want to scream at him when he is trying to explain why he does what he does that makes me crazy? Yes but then we dissolve in laughter at the absolute craziness of our life.


So behind every post that I am complaining about something he has done or is doing is a love that runs so deep and so strong that it will withstand the chaos (and the bickering).

2 Comments:

At February 24, 2011 at 3:21 PM , Blogger Terese said...

and, I repeat, it is so nice to know that I am not alone.

 
At February 24, 2011 at 5:37 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

One of the nicest perks of doing the blog...finding out I am not alone. :)

 

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