This entry is appropriately titled since last weekend we had our annual flip cup tournament. Hundreds of people dress up like complete idiots, shoot beer and flip cups for charity. My team, as we always do, nailed it with a completely hilarious, borderline ridiculous costume of “Married with Children,” Al, Peg, Kelly & Bud. I played the role of the 14 year old boy, Bud. I wore a “man” wig and over sized clothes, I was almost unrecognizable. It was so fun! I’ll have to post some pics of the event soon. However this entry is less about the theme to the 90s sitcome and more about my life, my love, my marriage, my Ted. Love and Marriage….Love and Marriage….are you singing it?
Day after day I am reminded how lucky I am to be married to such a wonderful man. I sit and wonder sometimes if other marriages have it as good as we do? Our ability to communicate, our deep connection, his kind eyes and amazing smile can make me melt with just a look. He makes me feel so happy, so comforted and so secure. I was taught at a young age that you shouldn’t have to reply on a man, to be a strong independent woman, work hard and make sure that no matter what happens in life, you can take care of yourself and not have to rely on another person. Through the last almost 2 years of marriage I have slowly removed that “I’m a woman, hear me roar” hat and opened up to letting Ted be that person that I can lean on, that I can turn to for support and there is no better feeling in the whole world. I am insanely lucky, crazy in love and overwhelmingly content with my wonderful life. I can still be a strong independent woman with an equally strong man to my side. It’s the best of both worlds.
If I don’t say it enough, this entry is to remind myself to never take my wonderful husband and our amazing marriage for granted. I’m thankful for all that he does for us, for all that he has taught me and for the many things that he says and does to make my heart full on a a daily basis.