Friday, November 18, 2011

"Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, now that's a real treat." J. Woodward

I've always joked: If I hadn't married my husband, I would've died from a case of being too serious before I turned thirty. Now, I've swung in such the opposite direction that, if you don't know me, my sense of humor can totally rub someone the wrong way. It's a product of my newly found sacasm, courtesy of my husband, coupled with my dry sense of humor. Not a good combination.

I only have my husband to blame. I can honestly say if I didn't have him in my life, I'd probably be the most boring person out there. Not only is he the love of my life, but he's saved me from myself, lol.

Anybody who knows Josh typically only sees him at face value: a very funny, goofy thirty-three year old. My life will never be dull or boring with him by my side. Yet, he is so much more than a good chuckle on a bad day. Sure, he makes me laugh, a lot. But he is more than the comedian everybody has made him out to be. Behind that facade is an amazingly bright man who could do anything he wanted if only given the opportunity.

We've now been married for eleven years and two months. We're so much a like, and different in many ways. And though he brings me great joy, there has been no year like this past year that shows just how much he loves me.

The beginning of the year started out with me having major surgery. I hadn't had a chance to really recover from that before I found out I have some other things wrong with me that changed the course of my life forever. Now, I'm not telling you this to feel any sort of sympathy for me, as indeed that is not the case.

But as I reflect back, it is Josh and his ability to make me laugh at even the most horrible of circumstances that helped me get through it all. God has granted me with such an amazing partner, someone suited perfectly to what I NEED. The fact that he's dealt with all my shortcomings by showing unconditional love only shows what an amazing man he is.

When I read Ms. Woodward's quote, I felt it held lots of truth. If you are married, you know what I mean. How many times has your partner made you laugh, or bring a smile to your face? Too many times to count, I'm sure. And if you're not married, make sure when you tie the knot, you do it with someone that, no matter your age or stage of life, will always put a smile on your face and laughter in your belly.

Nothing cures an aching heart like a good laugh.


  1. I was blessed to have witnessed this joy the day of the Military Weddings. Joy walked down the stairs and brightened two photographers day who were adorned by your presence and delighted by your smile that was marked by what was to come a new beginning with the love of your life. I for one saw this radiated glow that came from a place that only you could now, when you saw him as you walked down the isle for the second continued through the evening as LOVE FULFILLED!! Love you guys Josh and Erin

  2. A good man is SO important. Maybe writers and readers tend to be more serious, I often was accused of being much too serious when I was younger, then I met Paul, 24 years later (23 married) I don't think there's been a dull day in my life.

    Wishing you many more years together filled with laughter and love.

  3. that was beautiful, congrats on ur book. i hope to get an autographed copy. wishing u all best. luv bunches! thanh