Mine came in a way quite different than I had ever had in mind. My relationship is not entirely how I had imagined love and marriage would be. But now that I try looking back, I'm not entirely sure what I had been expecting.
Roses and chocolates? Love letters? Bold declarations to the world of his love for me?
My love didn't come in quite that form. My love was built on things I thought I had left behind in childhood, as well as many other things that I love and enjoy now. My love encompasses areas of all stages of my lifetime thus far.
So what is my love built on?
Coloring In Coloring Books.
|You can go back and read that again if you have to. Because you read correctly.|
When he asked me on this date, I was beyond excited.
|We made one on a date.|
And watched movies.
He chose Pride and Prejudice (Turns out he likes chick flicks - yes, you read that right, too).
I chose Tangled (He agrees with Flynn Ryder; he's always had a thing for brunettes.)
|This would be one of the things I was never expecting to find in love.|
Neither was he.
Even though he started it.
He accepts all blame and responsibility for starting these.
I don't think he cares, because he seems to enjoy them.
So do I :)
Poking Fights Turned Tickle Fights.
|He cheats. He spins me around and holds me like this so that I can't retaliate.|
Once again, something he started.
He accepts full blame for this as well.
I don't really have a picture of this. But he does it. A lot. He sings Taylor Swift in the right octave.
|He likes telling jokes.|
Say ANYTHING, and it will remind him either of a story or a joke.
Probably a joke.
|This is probably the biggest nerd confession I have ever made.|
I thought I was done with these in Elementary School.
. . . Don't judge me.
Some things are the same as I had pictured. Others? Definitely not so much.
My favorites are the the small things.
The look he gets in his eyes when he looks at me.
When he spins me around in circles.
When he calls me beautiful even when I don't feel beautiful at all.
When he rolls up his sleeves and starts on the dishes.
When he bows his head and offers the prayer.
When he helps his younger sister learn how to dance.
When he helps his younger sister with her math homework.
When he helps his mom make dinner.
When he laughs and jokes with James, and I see them getting along so well.
This only scratches the surface.
I'm so happy for the shape, size, form, and color my true love came in :)
I love you, Andrew!!