I love cards and was especially touched by the card that Ed got me this year on my birthday. Usually, no offense hun, but he kinda grabs something that looks sweet but basic. This year he put some thought into it and it really meant a lot to me. A few days before we were talking about how we don't really feel like newlyweds .... life is so hectic right now and lately we are kinda on 2 different schedules plus still trying to maintain the house. And for all you 1st time homebuyers out there you know its overwhelming ... and thus this card really hit home.
"Once there was this guy. A nice guy really. And he met this girl. An incredible girl-truly amazing. So naturally the guy falls head over heels in love with her, and pretty soon they're picking out china patterns and rings and there's a wedding and the starry-eyed couple rides off into what will surely be a rosy future.
Okay, so now some time has passed and the guy is living in that future. He's still married to this girl, but now their life includes a lot of stuff - appliances and bills and loads of laundry and home repair projects. But between all the to-dos and have-tos, there are these moments when the guy stops for a minute and looks around him.
He looks at his wife, who is still truly amazing, he looks at their life together, all the ways and different directions its grown, he looks at the the responsibilites he's got, and he thinks to himself, so, this is my life.
And then he thinks, I am one helluva lucky guy!"
It was sweet to see what the guy's perspective is in all this ... and apparently its still great ... which is always nice to hear.