Friday, April 24, 2009
I love our love.
I would be remiss in calling my blog My Beautiful Life without acknowledging the most beautiful part of my life...my husband Eugene. Man, this guy's a rock star. In that non leather pant kind of way. I have been so blessed to have spent the last decade right next to him. I get choked up even thinking about him, how junior high is that?! I could go on and on and on for days about all the things that I love about him. Like his top chef cooking. Or the way he dreams for the future. Or his stellar work ethic. Or his love for travel. Or his unbelievable amount of patience. Or the way he loves his daughters. Or the way he, on occasion, runs like a girl. Yes, I could go on and on.
More specifically though, Eugene and I made a pact before we got married that our love would always remain the most important priority, even over our children. Yes, I said it. And I'll say it again, Eugene is more important than my children. Let me explain. I love my children, holy lord do I love my children. And my only hope as a mother is that I can successfully teach my girls to be prepared for what lies in store for them. Because no matter what, my children will leave me. It's inevitable. And when they are gone, I do not want to be disillusioned about the person who's standing next to me. I think too many parents put their children first and somehow lose themselves along the way. Eugene and I feel that our time to live is now-not later. So that's what we do, live for ourselves and bring our kids along for the ride.
Not everyone agrees with us, and that's okay. It's our journey.
"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so that I never have to live without you." Winnie the Pooh to Christopher Robin.