Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Marky Mark

It isn't often enough that I highlight the person who is patient with impatient me. I love this picture! It was taken after Leah's baby blessing. How preshy is my sweet neice?! I love how she is all curled up, content all in white and snuggled up with Mark! She is our litle Bubby are two weeks apart and we've been so excited for the two of them to have one another. Mark loves children and this picture is such a sweet reminder of the content of his heart and one of the reasons that I love him so much.

When we first met I had zero desire to become involved in anything. I dated for the sake of making myself 'normal'. I forced myself to get out and had some funny rules about the whole process. I would go out but only ONCE with an individual, only in a public place and only for 20-30 minutes. My goal was to appear and hopefully start to feel like a whole person. If I could make it through that short stint of time without feeling broken, I felt like I was less broken. I know it seems silly but I stuck to it for the most part...until I met Mark. He felt safe and had (has) such a strong and pure love for his daughter. We had fun little play dates for the kids, were able to talk about real things and could relate on some difficult levels. There were no expectations or pressure and what seemed unlikely became natural. There is life after divorce!

Mark and I have had our share of challenges but we always push through together. I've learned quite a bit about patience and serving others in a way that I had not previously known. Marriage requires a lot of work and if you think a first marriage is hard, I'm here to tell you that a second marriage makes a first look like a walk in the park! As with all things in this life, if it were easy it would not be a desireable reward. It is worth it and I do so love my Marky Mark!

On the B Side: He is a great Dad and has such a tender and loving heart. It isn't something he strives for, it is just who he is naturally and I do so love that about him! He has a very strong desire to succeed, the intelligence to form a plan and the determination to execute and complete it. He has no idea how much I love and need him. xoxo

7 shout outs:

triplej said...

Your blog turned out so great! What the heck you doing up at 5:19...that is exactly when I came to work!

Shauna said...

Precious! Hey e-mail me this morning so I can give you my cell number. Are you still planning on coming today to lunch?
♥ Hugs!
tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

Marcy Stott said...

Well put. I believe you redeemed your self after the 5 things that drive you bananas list.
I loved that pic too - all cuddled up together. What a good uncle.

Kristin said...

I love this post. What a wonderful thing to write down! I love the sweet truths... even though life isn't perfect, we still have beauty all around us!

Lois Grebowski said...

What a wonderful way to honor your husband. I'm so glad you found him!

:-D)

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful tribute!!!

Clancy In Idaho said...

Hey, wait a minute! I swear I submitted a comment to this! It must not have made it through...

Anyway, Mark is the coolest and I love reading this ODE TO MARKY MARK! He really is such a gem!