Most of the time this blog is dedicated to the smallest member of our family, Miss Charlotte Grace. After all, she was the main inspiration for all things “Pearls to Pampers”. I try not to get too personal, only divulging in the broadest aspects of our daily life. Andrew is often mentioned here on the blog, but I have never taken the time to really “blog” about Andrew, or how special our relationship is and how much he means to me.
Over the past almost 2 years, Andrew and I have been through a lot. That sentence is definitely an understatement, but without going into the many MANY details of our story, I will say that we have come a long way. Of course, there are downs along with the ups. And we have a long way to go on our journey together. But this is common in most relationships, and when our newest member came along it certainly made things more…interesting around here. (to say the least!)
I am so grateful to be with someone who sees me at my worst, but is willing to stick around to wait for when I am at my best again. I am grateful for the “hello kiss” he gives me EVERY SINGLE evening when he comes home from work, whether it is at 6pm or 9pm after a 12+ hour day in the office. I am grateful for his perseverance, strength and positive attitude he brings to his work and to our family. I am grateful for Andrew’s zest for life, and excitement over something as simple as GOLF (yes, even golf) or seeing Charlotte smile ear to ear. I am grateful to have a partner who loves our daughter more each day and wants only the best for her. I am grateful to be making a commitment before God and all our friends and family on October 1, 2011 with my soul-mate.
Andrew, thanks for being so persistant about “getting to know me” 10 years after we first met in high school. I now know that your persistance pays off in every aspect of your, and OUR life, and I love you for that.