Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Yes, I am a newlywed. Yes, this is going to be a mushy post about my husband. (You’ve been warned!)
LOVE MY MAN<3, that grainy picture above is the one and only picture he texted me back in our early dating era. I think it was a few weeks after we had been dating, he had to go out of town for a week; so we spent a lot of time on the phone, convers
ating when we could, texting when we couldn’t.
Even though it was early on, we were pretty much seeing each other every day at work and sneaking out afterwards for a dinner or movie date every night of the week.
Have I told you how we met?
We are the stereotypical “met at work” love story.
It was my first job out of college. 100% Commission, Private Investment firm, strictly cold-calling sales. I was burnt out from undergrad and paused my plans of going straight into law school. So I moved back in with my parents and started the job. Needless to say, I only lasted 6 months and only made one decent paycheck. But, hey it’s where I met my husband! JACKPOT?!
Mr.DJW was in management and had been working at the company for 3 years. He’d been single since his college years and on a hiatus from the dating scene. I was coming out of a bad on/off-again 4 year college relationship. Alas according to Mr.DJW, there were sparks from Day 1. I plead the fifth as my memories of the first few days are grainy just like that picture! Haha.
We were lucky enough to spend our dating years traveling. A LOT. We went to Denver for one of my best’s wedding, Vegas for a weekend getaway, Eastern Caribbean cruise for our ‘spring break,’ Chicago, Memphis, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, etc.
I swear I have 2 encyclopedia-sized scrapbooks to show for it.
It’s all been a whirlwind romance. I have days when I feel like we’ve been together forever and can’t wait for the next step in our exciting adventure together. Then there are days when I feel like we just met, butterflies & all, and I get giddy just sharing a meal together.
Mr.DJW was there for me through all of my aches and pains of joining the “real world.” He was my pillar of calm and strength when real adult issues came up and all I wanted to do was pout and cry. He fought for me, cried and laughed with me, and listened to everything I said and didn’t say all at the same time.
There’s a lot of reasons I gladly awake (most days) to tackle another day of this life I’ve been blessed to have… but all reasons aside, Mr.DJW is the top reason that makes my life worth ALLL THATTTT and MORE!
–Who makes your life worth living for?