The Other Half~

Me and My Husband

Do you have a person who brings out the best in you?  Who are they , and why do you think they have this ability?  What makes them able to do this?

My person is my husband.  We’ve been together 16 years and will be married 15 in December.  He is really my complete opposite in personality, so I guess it’s true what they say about attraction.  I’m kind of hyper, a little crazy, like bright colors and funky music.  I talk, talk, talk, and he’s quiet.  I sometimes don’t think about what I say before I say it, and he thinks about everything that comes out of his mouth.  I’m a people person, and he’s reserved.  But, I guess the funny thing about that is , we really do make a whole pair that way.  If a phone call needs to be made to someone we don’t know, I don’t mind, cause I can just about talk to anybody.  If someone needs a person to hear them out when they are upset, my husband is the one you need, because he will quietly listen.  If we ‘ve got to have a problem with our kids disputed, we need the hubby. He can be calm and cool.  I , however, will  be emotional and teary and the whole nine yards.  I guess maybe you could liken it to one thing. If you’re going to a funeral , you need him, and if you’re going to a party ya’ need me!

Of course with us being together so long, he can also bring out the worst in me.  Even though it’s not intentional ( I hope!)  he has some habits that just drive me wild!  He leaves his stuff everywhere.  A typical male habit , I’m told.  On this chair, in this drawer , across this cabinet.  He is sloooooooow to make decisions, and I feel like he is molasses sometimes.  ( But then again, “I” of the snap decisions need someone to moderate my impulses occasionally!)  I like meeting new people , and he would really rather live under a rock.  This is an old family trait , he tells me.  When men of his family reach a certain age, they become hermits.

So, hopefully we balance each other out.  It’s a give and take .  I have a very strong personality, I think, so sometimes maybe he’s more on the giving end.      I never really thought about how one person can keep us grounded, mellow us out, and just make us a better person, but he does all that for me.          And I’ve given him a little more gray in  return! Gee, I think that earns the boy  an extra big kiss when he gets home, don’t you?

 

Here’s to that one special person~ Ruby Jeanette

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