As most of you know, this is Charlie, my amazing husband and best friend. He is the most incredibly patient and affectionate person I know. He is laid back and easy going when I am climbing the walls and can't seem to slow down. He is my voice of reason and continuously helps me gain perspective. Most importantly, he is my dance partner in the kitchen, car, or isle at the grocery store. :)
I can't imagine "doing life" without him.
We just came back from our family vacation in Washington. Our family vacations are so important and cherished because it means we have a full 7 days with him (away from his work schedule). AND, when we go as far away as Washington, no one can bother us! :) He is ours!!! :)
I captured this picture of him relaxing one evening during the trip. I couldn't help but sit there and watch him. He seemed so peaceful. Not that this is unusual...he is always peaceful, especially when he is sleeping. Stress never interrupts his sleep. I get so annoyed sometimes when I am awake at 3am and he is sleeping like a baby. How is that possible? But that is another story all together. :) I just loved seeing him away from the daily grind. He truly soaked up every moment of the trip.
As I watched him, I remember how he looked when we started dating at the old age of 17. :) Over the past 17 plus years, I have witnessed him become such an amazing man, husband, and father. I just love him so much. He has seen my best and my worst and he has laughed and cried with me along the way. I always joke that he is my "bee-bee". That is the term our youngest son gave to him favorite baby blanket. Charlie is my bee-bee because when he is around I just feel better about everything.
**He also insists that I am "hot" (his word). :) Too much information???? When I stand in front of the mirror and complain about this and that part of my body or wardrobe, he always reminds me that to him I am the hottest woman on the planet (and that is all that should matter). I usually follow that with an eye roll and sigh and then he gets annoyed that I can't see what he sees... :)
In our family's world of chaos he is my rock.
Charlie, I love that I love you more and more each day.