That’s what I love most about my husband.
He lets me be myself.
He loves my goofiness, my seriousness, my intelligent moments as well as my dumb ones.
He never defines me, instead letting who I am ring true.
He never for a moment considers if others might think ill of me. And if someone should, it has no influence whatsoever on his loving me.
To him, I’m perfect just as I am. Maybe not for anyone else, but for him there’s no one else.
Through my husband’s eyes I’ve come to realize I am “perfect,” just as I am. In moments of self doubt, and, of course, I still get them…I tell myself that I am a good person. God has let me know that by gifting me with two of His most wonderful creations…my husband and my daughter.
My daughter. When I look into her eyes, I see total, unconditional love…for me. Nothing I do or say can alter that fact. In return, I never overstep my place in her life. Just as I know that I am a good person, I know that she is as well. So why would I need, or want, to trespass upon all that she is?
This morning the imp in me took over and I hid from my husband in the midst of fixing our bed. He had gotten an earlier start to the day, as is his usual routine. He’s an early bird riser. I’m a midnight owl who has no use for worms when I first wipe the sleep from my eyes. I could hear him walking all around in search of me…through the bedroom, adjoining library nook, walk-in closet, bathroom and nearby laundry room. He may even have peeked into the garage. As he strode past the bedroom, I jumped out of my hiding place and scared him. I really did scare him! He kind of froze in place. And then we both burst into uncontrollable laughter. Giggling like high school sweethearts…rather than the middle-aged seniors we really are…we hugged and laughed and laughed and laughed.
I’m lucky. Real lucky. My husband loves me…
…just as i am.