September 14, 2010

shoot the moon, put out the sun

I had a major awakening on Saturday night when I realized that my husband is my best friend. You might think that this revelation is obvious or you might question the kind of relationship I have with the man I share my life with.
However, the status "best friend" was always hard for me to label onto a male relationship. To me, a best friend was someone you giggle with late into the night. Someone with whom you share all your innermost secrets (even the embarrassing dreams you have). Someone who will help you eat an entire bowl of Rice Krispy Treats and peanut butter M&Ms while you watch Wives & Daughters for the twentieth time.
On Saturday night, David popped the pizza in the oven while I concocted our delicious drinks (mango orange juice mixed with 7-up and lots of ice). Later, with my feet on his lap and a bowl of ice cream on mine, we watched Remember Me after which I asked him to turn something happy on before we went to bed.

Cue Wipeout.
We snorted muffled laughter (can't wake the baby, you know) over major wipeouts and dead fish being thrown at contestants. Slapstick humor is the best after a dramatic movie.

That night when we went to bed we made each other laugh really hard and couldn't stop. Don't ask me why it was funny but it was. Then he wrapped his strong arms around me, pulled the covers over us and went to sleep. That's when I realized that I have it all. 

And it feels so good.

9 comments:

  1. Love this post, enjoy your new found best friend :o)

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  2. I am so happy for you! I am old and to read this is so sweet. My best friend and I have been married for 35 years in a few wekks. How wonderful for you to have your "bestest" friend with you too!

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  3. LOVE the photos....I hope you frame them:)

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  4. such a sweet post. nothing better then being married to your best friend. its the way its suppose to be! love this post...and love wipe out.

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  5. Who took those pics? They are so great! Steve is definitely my best friend too! Husbands truly are the greatest! You can tell them anything and they still love you no matter what! Even when you're hormonal and not too fun to be around-- that definitely puts them in the best friend category! ha :)

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  6. Seems like a perfect best friend.

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  7. beautiful pics..and we need to couple hangout because we LOVE wipeout!

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