It’s the little things

Lately, I have been counting my blessings. There have been so many horrible things happening to people around me that it really makes me think about how lucky I am. I have great friends and family, a job (actually 3 to be exact), two degrees (though paying for them causes me to question exactly why I did it sometimes), an awesome house, my fur babies, and most importantly, Joe.

Now I am a little bit biased, but I do believe I have the best fiance in the world. I think any woman thinks the same of her own fiance. And they should. When I think about why I love him, I could say it’s because he bought me a gorgeous ring (Yeah, check out the pic above. It’s pretty awesome!) or that he supports my every move. But the times that I am reminded of how much I love him are not only because of those things.

It’s the little things. It’s when he wakes up half an hour early to go outside and shovel snow and salt the driveway so we can get out safely. It’s when he changes the brakes on my car and doesn’t complain once. It’s when we get one of the many packages from Amazon and it doesn’t have a Blu-ray (did I tell you he’s OBSESSED with Blu-rays? On a whole other level… I’m guessing the collection is upwards of 250) but a book I have been talking about wanting forever. It’s when I say I am going to get up on the roof to hang Christmas lights and he looks at me like I have three heads and says he’ll do it. It’s when he agrees that the 10 foot tall and 3 foot wide spruce tree would go perfectly in our 12 by 12 living room.

Maybe it’s all the sentimentality surrounding the upcoming season that inspired me to write this post. I do LOVE Christmas. But I think he is the real inspiration. He is my biggest supporter. He yells at me when I don’t blog enough or spend time working on my business. He sits and listens to me talk endlessly about votives and overlays and at least pretends to be interested. Knowing that I love Christmas and all the lights and trees, he proposed to me here.
He truly knows me and would do anything for me.

Even though this post has nothing to do with tips for planning weddings, I think it is important to stop and remember why you are getting married during this long and consuming process. So next time you see your intended, give him/her a huge hug and tell them why you love them. Tell them everyday. In fact, that sounds like a good New Years’ resolution.


5 Responses

  1. Cute.. so happy you found him! :o)

  2. I completely agree with your post. Love is amazing. I have been through a lot over the years with a loss of a close family member, cancer, and other exhausting issues. I look at Jess everyday and think about how lucky I am to have him. He fits perfectly into my life, and has given me the most important gift…Brody. I am very happy that you feel that way with Joe. You deserve the best. Love like ours, will last a lifetime! Just had to commment on your blog. I loved it!

  3. This has to be one of my most favorite Blogs you’ve written.

  4. I have had the pleasure of watching your relationship grow from the day you met Joey. I remember you telling me that you knew he was “the one” when you lost any desire to pursue any other guys. I remember thinking “oh shit” and “he better not break her heart.” You went through so much pain and disappoint prior to meeting him. And I think that is key- Joey never disappoints. He always comes through for you and for his family and friends. He truly is wonderful, and I am better for knowing him 🙂 But, really, I think he is the lucky one. You are one of the most amazing people I have ever met. It’s the little things- the notes, phone calls, emails, “I’m thinking of you”-s, that even though I am hours away, I know your thoughts are always with me. Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the both of you.

    • and cue the tears… 🙂

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