2.14.2013

on love.

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dear mr. lesley,

i used to think i knew what love meant. 

and then we got married. 

and even though i'm still learning about this crazy thing called "love," i've realized it's quite different than i thought.

in these last eight months, i've realized it looks a bit more like...

-volunteering to take sir winston out when we get home late
-resisting the urge to throw your dirty socks at you when you leave them in the living room
-giving you space when you are sick
-praying for you every morning on the drive to work
-communicating how i feel, even when i just want to withdraw
-checking out books for you from the library
-admitting that i have no idea how to load the dishwasher
-telling you what i need instead of just expecting you to know
-holding in farts {hey, sometimes the truth is awkward}
-remembering to feed miss louise
-never, under any circumstances, eating cereal while sitting right next to you {the chewing sound will throw you over the edge}
-keeping my elbows in check while we're sleeping
-being forever grateful for your amazing cooking skills
-being forever grateful that you're ok with me not having amazing cooking skills
-visiting all the denver breweries with you
-letting things go, saying sorry, and moving on
-learning the ins and outs of hockey
-getting excited with you when we see a michigan license plate or when you get a really great sale at the grocery store 
...just to name a few.

sometimes love looks like flowers, and cards, and candies, and roses.

but more often than not it looks a lot like a big, fat choice...
that no matter where we are, or how i feel, or what i want...
we're in this together and i'm committed to "us." 
in all the big, little, and somewhere in-between moments of our lives.

and frankly, that kind of love takes the cake.
hands down.

any. day. of. the. week.

5 comments:

  1. Hannah this is so cute! It made my heart all warm and fuzzy :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  2. a big ol' YES to this one, i agree wholeheartedly with all said things. happy love day to you two.

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  3. I LOVED this post! You two are adorable and it's always fun to read your blog - honest posts! (and funny ones)

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  4. Let me know when you find it acceptable to start farting.

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  5. I totally chose to eat a bowl of cereal tonight in the kitchen instead of on the couch, because I know how much my hubbub hates it. Haha. The things we do for love!

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