He is 31.
Yes, he often reminds me that I am older.
Yes, I often remind him that I am wiser. :)
What I have found to be difficult at times is picking out the perfect card.
I think that funny/humorous cards are good for best friends or a sibling.
I think sappy cards are good for moms and dads, depending on the relationship I suppose.
But I don't usually get a humorous card for Josh because it seems so shallow (for a spouse). I like sappy cards, but for him, sometimes they seem over-the-top.
And I must confess, as vaguely as possible, that when you've had a rough spot in your marriage, it makes it even harder to pick out a card. The last year and a half have been tough.
I remember texting a friend around Valentine's day about trying to pick out a card. I said something like, "Why can't a card say, 'Yeah, things suck sometimes, but we're still in this.'"
I also wish it said something like, "I'll love you when you're a jerk if you'll love me when I'm a !@#$%."
It's true, right? I mean, unless you haven't experienced this, then you probably don't get it and think I'm horrible! But when you've endured a lot, sometimes the sappy sunshine and rainbow cards just make you want to punch someone (ok, maybe that's just me because I'm hormonal and pregnant)!
So what card did I pick out for his birthday?
It said this:
For My Husband
Who's the first one I turn to when things go wrong?
Who's the first one I tell when good fortune smiles on me?
Who gives me a fighting chance before rushing in to save me?
Who sometimes knows me better than I even know myself?
It comes as no surprise...
My answer is always YOU.
And then at the bottom, I wrote this:
Because I had to include the word sucky to balance it out! :)
Last year I had an even harder time picking out a card. I literally made my own! I wonder if he still has it. That would be fun to scan and post.
Do you ever have a hard time picking out a card? Ever made your own because Hallmark just couldn't get it right?