Okay, this is Big Daddy stealing Whitney's computer while she is not looking. I was thinking today that Whitney and I are coming up on twelve years of being best friends and lovers. I thought I would take this chance to clear the air a bit. Many people who meet Whitney for the first time remark to me, "Boy you must have a lot of patience" or "Wouldn't want to be you." Even her father said "She's all yours now" on our wedding day. The funny thing is, she is not like that at all.
Yes, she is very passionate and that is what I love about her. I've never known anyone so fiercely passionate. She is passionate about everything she does. She is always trying to be a better person. A better photographer, better baker, better mother and better wife. I'm so proud of her and don't tell her that enough. I respect her more than she knows and I need to do a better job of telling her that too.
She cares deeply about her family and her friends and will do anything she can to help those she cares for. Somehow she remembers every event and every birthday and usually has a handmade card ready.
She has boundless energy. I don't know many people who can work a job, run a business, care for our daughter and still have the energy to edit photos, write blog posts, sew, bake, cook, crochet and craft till the wee hours of the morning. She says she is always tired and I can see why.
We do have a different division of labor in house, but I think we compliment each other perfectly. I'm strong where she is weak and vice versa. We go together like wine and cheese. Whitney is the wine. As she ages she becomes more mellow, more complex. The kind of wine you want to savor. Unlike the cheese that just gets more stinky and higher in fat ;)
To get back to the point. Yes, Whitney can be a pain sometimes. However I couldn't imagine my life without her. She has brought me boundless love and laughs. I look forward to growing old(er) with her.
I doubt there are many husbands who read this blog but I encourage you tell your wives just how much you love them and never take them for granted.