“Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time…”
Well, we danced to this seven years ago, and that good time is still going. Today is our anniversary, and although we’re still in single digits, it’s an accomplishment. I’m not going to write some romantic ode to Andy, that’s not my style. Instead, I’m going to pen a short tribute, an appreciation if you will, for the only man I’ve ever been in love with. Oh hell, that’s borderline romantic. Enough!
In seven years, we have argued. Of course we have. We live together, work together and are bringing up a child together. It’s inevitable that we’re going to have our moments. By argue, it would be a fair assumption that it’s me losing my head and Andy allowing me to “vent”. He knows when to be a man of few words, and he knows when to just ignore some of the shit that comes out of my mouth (hello to me, the Queen of Brain Farts).
At the end of the day, no matter how mad we can be with each other, we know to stick on an episode of one of our shows, and that within 30 seconds we’ll be laughing and joking again. So, I want to thank my husband, and most certainly my better half, for being the gravity that I need to keep me on Earth, by tell him publicly what it is that I really, really LOVE about him. And I’ll try not to use that L word too much. And I’ll keep my list fairly short.
Even in my saddest days, or when I’m at my angriest, Andy finds a way to make me laugh and realise that it’s not all as bad as it seems.
2. He loves the same random crap that I do
Sharknado (all of them), Fridge Raiders, Eurovision, shopping channels, going for drives, living life through social media, really eclectic music! The list is endless. Whenever I see something totally bizarre and offbeat, the only person I want to tell is Andy. I know he’ll appreciate it!
3. He has the same sense of humour as me
Laughter is important, and luckily we like the same things. From our love of American sitcoms, to our appreciation of The Last Leg and Impractical Jokers, comedy is key. It needs to be- we laugh at each other often enough!
4. He knows me better than I know myself (as hard as that is to admit)
Buying presents I didn’t want? Check! Knowing that I’d need them more than anything else? Check! This is just one example of how Andy knows what’s best for me before I do. It’s annoying at times, as I usually think he just doesn’t listen to what I say, but then he surprises me and makes me realise that he is listening, and he does know what’s good for me!
Enough said. The best thing we’ve ever done together. What an accomplishment. That little boy reminds me of how important this marriage is everyday.
Andy, happy 7th anniversary. It’s been a blast and will continue to be so.