I am linking up with Karen at My Desert Cottage for a "Share Your Love Story" link party! The purpose is to share your own personal love story. Be sure and visit Karen to read every one's love story that is participating!
My own story is not about love at first sight or over-the-top romance. It's more a story about endurance. My hubby and I have been married for more than 22 years and we have endured a lot throughout that time - both wonderful and not so wonderful. I guess that's what they call life.
We met when we were both in our early 20's on a psychiatric unit. Don't jump to conclusions ~ we worked there, ha! What attracted me to him was his sense-of-humor which still continues to this day. Our humor has gotten us through so many difficult times. We had a lot in common and really still do. Our values and goals have always been very similar.
Whenever I have a dream or a goal, no matter what he thinks about it, he supports it. He took care of our toddler triplets A LOT so I could finish graduate school while he still worked at least 50 hours a week. When I said I wanted to start a business, he said okay and jumped right in to help. Imagine a 6'2" man selling soap! Yep, he never complained and frankly he was better at it than me! When I wanted to open my private practice he jumped on board even though money would be a little tight while it was building. Yes, once again he never complained and just worked more. He continues to work in a job he doesn't love anymore and can retire from. But, he's working like a dog to help put our triplets through college.
I could go on and on about the sacrifices he's made over the years. He is the most wonderful man I have ever met and has allowed me to understand that there are good men out there, despite my past experiences. So David, while I certainly don't tell you enough and there's no doubt I take you for granted, I do love you and thank you for everything you've done and will undoubtedly do, for me and the children. Happy Valentine's Day!
And, wishing all of you a very Happy Valentine's Day - filled with love and gratitude!