November, 2014. Photographs by Mark Seliger.
Our schedules have changed. Most people wouldn’t see this as a reason to notice anything, but as you know I pay attention to every detail.
I am tired and ready for bed earlier. I wake up earlier than you should be up. All of that changes some of my favorite moments.
Moment #1: crawling into the bed and pleading with you to wake up, only to curl up with you and drift back to sleep myself.
Moment #2: making your coffee. I like making your coffee. There is no rush. No hurry. Just coffee and making it the way you like.
Moment #3: getting ready for work and going with you. It’s simple but the empty car ride in the mornings leaves me feeling blue about my day. Your presence is always enough.
Moment #4: deciding to watch just “one more” before bed and realizing that is is now 1am.
We are growing up and I understand that. I know I am having to be more responsible and take on a job to provide regardless of how I feel. However, I want you to know I will always miss you. The moment the bedroom door shuts. Or you walk into work, or off to class I begin missing you. You’re more than my wife and a great person. You’re what makes me believe in a soul.
Don’t ever forget that I love you. That I’m madly in love with who you are. You’re everything I need in this world. Your happiness, comfort, and joy. You’re strength and understanding. You’re hope. You’re the morning sky as the sun peaks around the curvature of the earth.
You drkbluedrkblue are amazing. I know things will get better and our lives will find order again, but until then…let’s keep fighting for every minute we can.
After almost 5 years of marriage I am still madly in love with my wife. Her beauty still gets my heart racing. I can close my eyes and dream of our life. I hope this never fades but grows stronger.
Marriage is fun and an adventure. I like it.
These are all going into my daily vocabulary right the fuck now.
I fucking love military acronyms. They are the best.
1. This looks like the weirdest movie ever.
2. Daniel Radcliffe sounds like a COMPLETELY different person with an American accent. His voice literally sounds lower.
3. Oh look, a movie where Daniel Radcliffe makes friends with a snake!
I hate this notion so much. Marriage should have the potential to be fun at all times. I’m so happy with my wife and my decision to spend my life with her. We joke and laugh to the point of tears. We have horribly inappropriate inside jokes and moments. We appreciate each other with humor. It’s fun.
Look up at each other and realize how special marriage can be dammit! I can’t wait for the next laugh. Even in the darkest times…you should be the one that makes them smile. A laugh can be sexier than almost anything.
Just have fun. Don’t try so hard. Enjoy the small things. Sing stupid songs, dance without any skill, and cherish it.
Realizing how lucky you are should be as simple as looking at the people you spend the most time.
I am surrounded by love. 2 sweet and exceptional dogs. A bird that shows affection. Most of all, a wife who conquers the weaknesses of my soul.
Sleep eludes me as I sit here thinking only of my lovely wife. She lies in bed sleeping. Why can’t I sleep? Not guilt. Not fear. It is the honest excitement of our love. We may be young and married no more than 4 years, but my soul stirs for this woman. I am so bound, so affixed to her sweet nature that existing in her presence seems enough to satisfy life. She is simple in need but complex in her desires. A perfect mother in waiting. A beauty definable not by her looks but by the impression she leaves. No one can simply meet her. She is overwhelming because of her heart. I get to love that! To be the exclusive cultivator of such perfection! My life is meant to challenge my convictions and seek a paradise we can share wholeheartedly. With that I am okay. Sleep well. Dream big. For I need not sleep to dream. I live it.