I realised the other day that I don’t talk so much about Adam, aside from this older post here and also this one here where you may have got some hints about us, I get a bit selfish and bang on about me, and I’ve been thinking about some things I wanted to share, or reshare. So I want to stop for a minute and acknowledge the person who is my greatest of all time best friend.
I’m not one for heaps of mushy gushy words… and really neither is he. We are more a tease each other laugh a lot couple… with the ‘knowing’ that comes after many years together. I might tease that most of our holidays are his brain child, and all motorbike related – but they have taken us to some of the most beautiful parts of the world.
He makes sure that my decisions are carefully thought out and planned, and gives me the okay to purchase altogether too many shoes and clothes than I could ever really wear. After all motorbike – clothes cost comes out fairly even in the end, no? He pushes me to work harder and to keep going even when my uni tutors are providing personal criticism rather than constructive criticism, because i am ‘the smartest person’ he knows. Whatever wild, crazy plans I come up with – no matter how left field – he is my biggest supporter and cheerleader.
He is extremely loyal (which depending on the situation can be both a blessing and a curse) and often underestimates his own abilities and strengths. He is fiercely passionate and protective and has gone in to fight for me on more occasions than I can be bothered to count. He has an uncanny knack of stepping up to the plate at just the right time – only the other week when I thought I would about die from all this broken sleep, he took Bentlee out for both the 1am and 3am wee stops, without me even saying a word. He often sacrifices a lot, for the good of ‘us’… it’s not many people who wouldn’t think twice about moving in with the in laws, and totally making it home.
For longer than I care to remember he has worked six days a week and somehow we make it work. We might not have the most money, we may not win any awards for genius or design any time soon… But if Golden Globes were handed out for loyalty, dedication and passion I am pretty sure he would win hands down.
They say all you need is love, and your person – and a whole lotta laughs. The little things are the big things – the Sunday brunches, the car karaoke, the randomness, the everything. The ease of compromise and joy in laughter go to making life light work more often than not.
And for that, I am thankful.
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