As of today, H and I have been married for two and a half years. How apt that it’s Thanksgiving too! And so for this entry, I’ll combine both celebrations and write my marriage gratitude list. So here are 10 things I am thankful for:
Waking up to H’s laughter. He gets up earlier than I do and usually watches TV while waiting for me to wake up. Sometimes I pretend I’m still asleep so I could just keep listening to him laughing. It’s a good start to my day.
Having his hand to hold always. While driving, walking, eating, watching TV at home, watching movies, shopping, sleeping, our fingers are intertwined always. I still get “kilig” moments when holding hands.
Seeing my toothbrush ready when I enter the bathroom. After breakfast, after dinner, he never fails to surprise me with these sweet little things that save me time and remind me that he thinks of me even in the simplest of things.
Fighting over the remote control. Weird but yes, I’m glad we fight over the remote. At least now I have a better appreciation of Wrestling and he now has a better appreciation of Oprah. I’ve also gotten used to watching action flicks while he’s gotten used to watching makeover shows. We continue to learn from each other that way.
Not losing that childlike wonder. “Let’s do something crazy, Wifey!” is what he’d always say. So we’d hop on the train and tour Cubao for kicks. Or we’d try a new dance game in Timezone even if we know we’d look silly. Or we’d throw punches at each other. Life shouldn’t be taken seriously all the time!
Teaming up in the kitchen. While I cook more often than he does, he always offers a helping hand. While I do the cooking, he does the chopping of ingredients. And vice versa. We also know that in our relationship, he’s the Pork Chops and Sauteed Beansprouts expert. I’m the Adobo and Sauteed Pechay expert. Hehehe.
Respecting each other’s quiet time. He watches TV for quiet time, I read magazines and books. Though we do this cuddled up against each other on the couch, we know when to let each other be and when to point something out from TV or the magazine.
Indulging each other’s swooning. While we are each other’s biggest crushes (haha!), we still swoon over cute celebrities (Tom Welling for me! Kristine Kreuk for him!) and some non-celebrities. We make fun of each other’s crushes and just let the other be with that swooning. Hanggang crush lang naman eh!
Entertaining each other’s quirks. I don’t think I can ever act out Chicken Little’s various dances in front of anyone else. I don’t think he can play around with his Star Wars toys in front of anyone else either. We have our silly and quirky moments. Those are the funny things that make our marriage extra special.
Giving each other long hugs before going to work. I see him off to work and we still find it hard to part in the mornings. I remember our first kiss as husband and wife. After that “you may kiss the bride” thing, we kissed and then we hugged for a long time. That was more special to me than the kiss! We still hug a lot. We’re a hugging couple.
Two and a half years of a wonderful marriage. Happy Anniversary, Husby Wusby! I love you!
P.S. What are YOU thankful for today?