Much has happened since Christmas in July: Real Salt Lake vs. Portland, Onion Days, Fall semester, an extra roommate....hopefully more details for those will be coming soon. Today, my loving husband is 22 years old. It's almost 9 pm and I've only seen him for about 15 minutes, but I've been able to think all day long about how much I love him. And now you get to hear some of those thoughts =)
David is everything I could ask for. He is always telling me how cute I look or how much he loves me. We'll have a 3 second conversation on the phone (like when he calls to say he's outside of my office to pick me up) and he always says he loves me. It's so hard to get out of bed in the mornings, because after the alarm, David cuddles up to me. But it's hard to get ready quickly, because he hugs me at least 4 times while I'm doing my hair and make-up. And RIGHT when I walk through the door after work, he wants to hug me. He's just so full of love and affection. Any girl would love to hear those things, and I get them everyday.
He also is so patient, kind, and helpful. We have been know to push each other out of the way, in a battle to do the dishes. He's so good at listening that I used to beg him for his own stories and opinion. In owning a home, we have experienced several things that newlyweds typically don't go through, like nursing a yard back to life, setting up a washer and dryer, and replacing a toilet flapper (I actually don't know what it's called, because David fixed it. But I do know it looks like a flapper). He is so willing to help with dinner or the laundry when I don't have enough time at home to do so. As I hear some of my other friends talk about their role in the home, I'm so grateful that David looks for opportunity to do things around the house for me. Sometimes I let my work, school, and busy schedule get the best of me. Of all the things I'm learning from our marriage, David is teaching me to love the little things, and just relax.
I love him more and more everyday. He is such a part of my life. Recently, he left for a day and a half to help the SUU soccer team on an away game. I got so lonely! I look forward to loving him forever and ever. I sure love you, David. Happy birthday.