Today I am feeling grateful for things I often take for granted. The first two years we were married Keith lived in Austin and only came home on Wednesday night and the weekends. Honestly, I sometimes think it was this transition that made our marriage stronger. Once we upgraded to a new house he began making the daily commute to work and as I drove over to Austin last Thursday to meet him for a few date nights I realized I really take for granted the sacrifice he makes. Driving to Austin is a pretty easy drive every once in awhile but I cannot imagine doing this every single day for 12 years!
I am not an easy woman to love for sure. I am stubborn and really like my way and very often I think my way is the only way. When I ask for something I mean right now and patience is not very often my strongest quality (like maybe it’s not even a quality I possess). Keith is so laid back and I’m pretty sure most of the time he has tuned out the rambling but he definitely keeps me in check and will let me know when I have crossed a line. The biggest plus for our marriage is I am 100% sure we are both committed to stay. At dinner I actually asked Keith what is the one thing that has made him want to stay and he said “you’re my kind of crazy baby”.
I am usually in control of all the date planning, so I did ask Keith to take charge of planing our anniversary date this year. I was excited to find out he made reservations at Eddie V’s. The one thing that is always interesting in Austin is you can dine at a nice restaurant and dress up but there will always, always also be someone in the restaurant in flip flops!
Today is the day that changed my life, I’m glad it was you.
We have come a long way from “has anyone ever told you that you are finer than frog hair” for sure! If that leaves you dying to know more about our dating relationship you can read more here.
The restaurant served us a blackberry cobbler still steaming from the oven to end our meal and it was so good.