Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Official! I'm Married!


3 1/2 months into blogging.
I now have 100 followers on Google Friend Connect.
145 "likers" on Facebook.
16 Bloglovin Followers
and several followers on Twitter and Instagram

And sometime within the next week or so,
I will have my FIRST guest on my blog.
I'm psyched.

And I am JUST NOW officially introducing my hubby of 15 1/2 years.
I actually told him the other day, "I wish you'd dress a little nicer. 
I'd like you put you in my blog, 
but you always dress so sloppy, so I can never take pictures of you."
Haha. How mean am I?!!
Well, I figured it was time, just to say a little something about him.

Jeff and I have known each other since we were very young.
I was about 6. He was about 9.
Our parents were friends and involved in ministry to some extent together.
Then we moved away to Michigan. 
So when I saw Jeff on occasion at a church camp or quick 
visit to Milwaukee for some reason,
it was generally a 2 second run in...
where he would nod at me and say "Hi Julie."

Then my family moved BACK to Milwaukee...
and one day in 1995,  
the church my dad pastored opened up a christian venue called
The Light Club.
The Light Club was a venue that brought in christian concerts, etc.
Jeffs mom became the "manager" of the Light Club.
Jeff, at this point was going to a different church.
BUUUUUTTT, he decided to help his mom out as she was preparing to 
open this venue... and I was helping my dad.

Yada, yada, yada...(thanks to my recent Seinfeld episode)
we giggled, we flirt.
the cowboy with the tight jeans (in 1995 skinny jeans were NOT COOL)-Jeff
and the alternative skater wannabe with the GINORMOUS jeans-ME...
hooked up.
I will admit, I was embarrassed that I liked him.
And when he first asked me out, I said "Yes,"...
then I changed my mind and said "Actually, no..."
OH MY GOSH!! So mean, right?!
I guess I just thought I was too cool for him.
2 days later, I got over that. and 3 months later we were engaged.
It still creeps me out to this day, that we have "known" each other for
an eternity, and ended up married. =)

BUT, I love him more than anything in the world.
Jeff has been behind me, for me, with me in everything.
I have not been an angel.
Our marriage has had it's share of struggles.
But his number one concern has always been my well being.
He has been beyond understanding in more ways that you can guess...
And it's because of this, I know HOW MUCH he loves me.
Its has been over 15 years now,
and the longer we are married.
The more I see struggles in other relationships around me,
and hear the ghastly (yes, ghastly) stories of other men and how they 
treat and disrespect the women they are supposed to be loving...
the more I realize how thankful I am to have such a good one.

He acts like a 40 year jr high boy.
He doesnt always dress the most stylish.
I'm not going to say he is the most romantic man on the planet,
or the most creative.
and I usually have to fix his hair for him and dress him,
if I want him to look "cleaned up."
Because he really has no desire to do it on his own.
He is all about wearing a hat, shorts, tshirt.
hat. hat. hat. hat. hat. for 15 years.
whatever can get him out of fixing his hair...
sometimes a shaved head.
But, he loves me. He is always behind me.
I can't stress that enough.
He loves our kids.
He makes me laugh with his jr high-ish jokes.
He massages me every single night...
EVERY NIGHT...
and sometimes morning and afternoons too.
and he doesnt complain about it.
He loves to snuggle me and spend time with me.
And his cowboy ways have even rubbed off on me quite a bit.
The struggles in our marriage have only brought us to a point
of deeper communication
 we never were big fighters.
he annoys me so much, but in a way that i have to laugh.
you will hear alot of phrases like "shut up" or "knock it off"
or "get out of here"
accompanied by a kick to his stomach
or a slap to his chest...
and lots of laughter between us..
because he is just soooo annoying.
but I love him. so much. and i dont know what i would do without him,
loving me, comforting me and supporting me...
always defending me..
and fighting for us.

i love you, jeff...



6 comments:

Anthony said...

Congrats! :-)

L said...

This is super sweet =)
Much Love,
L

allglorious-within.blogspot.com

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

This is so sweet! I love how you dedicated the post to your hubby!

Meg said...

aww, that was so cute! Congrats! Also I love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine before!

-Meg

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Isn't it funny how we meet and fall in love with people and then as time goes on, we accept the flaws, the craziness and everything in between. And the longer we are together for some reason it just becomes "normal" and wouldn't change anything.

Cody Doll said...

I finally found the post I that I was looking for. So cute!