Wow. Remember my jar? Yeah, I don't know what happened but I severely fell off the wagon. I'm trying to heft myself back onto it. I actually pulled this question out of the jar about a month ago. And the Jar said...
What convinced you most in your choice of a spouse?
Dang. What convinced me most? I have to pick one thing? Wait, this is my blog! I get to do whatever I want!
Since I'm, hopefully, a recovering grocery sack, I'll try making another list. My friend Larrie likes to make lists. You should visit her blog because she's awesome. (and, by the way, today was another grocery sack day for me... blowing around without an apparent care in the world...)
The top ten things that convinced me most in my choice of a spouse... that would be my choice of Mr. Dustin. (in no particular order)
10- He's an awesome Rollerblader/Frisbee player. He's really VERY good at both.
9- He likes guns. He knows a lot about them and he and my dad can talk about them. That may seem silly to you but it was important to me.
8- He's the most devoted man on the whole darned planet. At the beginning of our relationship, he actually scared me off with his intense devotion. Good thing I got over that hurdle because this man takes loving his wife VERY seriously. I'm the luckiest!
7- He's a family man. I couldn't be sure when I was making the choice to marry him, but I thought he'd be a good dad, and I was SO right!
6- He's the hardest working person I've ever known.
5- Dustin's patience is limited in certain area's of his life except when it comes to me. For his wife, his patience is a fount, a well-spring unending.
4- He's so very willing to learn and grow. He's open minded (it does take some time for him to come around to new ideas but he always does.) and eager to fill his mind with things that interest him.
3- He's hot! (in my favorite, rugged way.)
2- He is absolutely willing to help everyone. He's very service oriented and loves people.
1- I know I said these were in no particular order, and I meant it, but this one is actually the number 1. I don't think I realized it consciously at the time I married Dustin, or decided to marry him, but I think that on a spiritual level I knew that Dustin was my match. I said this once before, but he and I don't match like a game of Memory where the cards 'match' and look exactly the same. It's more like a puzzle. He's the piece that fits in with the rest of the picture to finish me.
I love you, D.