I don’t generally share a lot of the “lovey dovey” type stuff online. I shy away from writing long paragraphs professing my love to my husband via Facebook on his birthday, Valentine’s Day or on our anniversary. Those sorts of posts actually get on my nerves generally, but I have recently reflected a lot on my relationship with my husband as we have approached our 4th anniversary of marriage. I figured, ahh heck, I’ll get sappy just this once. 😉
Corde and I’s relationship has changed tenfold since it began only 5 years ago, or at least that’s how I feel. It’s changed in the sense that we have gone from passive aggressive communication and a lot of picking each other apart to being able to sit down and calmly discuss our feelings with each other. We have changed from two very different people who don’t understand each other to two people that are immensely similar and relatable. We have taught each other things and learned from one another. We continue to grow in new ways because we have one another in our lives. Life just keeps getting better with Corde and I fall more in love with him every day.
Finding the right gift for a Corde is a daunting task for me because I don’t want to get something too cliche. Watches are a common gift option for guys, but luckily Corde LOVES watches. This year I received a unique wooden watch from JORD to give to Corde as an anniversary gift. He loves it and wears it all the time! JORD is offering 25% off from now until the 19th if you click THIS LINK .
I met Corde roughly 5 years ago while I was working at the HUB, a food court at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. I had been working there as a barista for a year when Corde got hired on as a dishwasher. I remember clearly when I first saw him. He was in the back doing the dishes and I walked by him on my way to the ladies room. I took one look at him and thought, “nope too short.” I was sure that he was shorter than me and I was self-conscious of my height at that point of my life. Time passed and we chatted here and there. He had a girlfriend that he claimed he was going to marry who lived in another town, but I knew that wasn’t going to happen the moment he sang “honky-tonk ba-donka-donk” as I walked past him during a shift one afternoon. He is such a weirdo and I love that about him. But of all the things that stood out to me, it was Corde’s resilience that knocked me off of my feet. I look at him and see a man with limitless potential. He has the mental and emotional strength to get through anything and that is why I need him at my side.