I wanted to shift gears from my normal rambling on our blog. I normally go on and on about the farm, or knives, or our business and I want to tell you about someone very special.
I’m normally the one who writes the blog posts, so naturally it comes from my point of view. Tonight I want to share my point of view about my lovely Maria.
8 years ago I met the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. We were both living in a semi crappy apartment complex. I was standing out front of the building talking with my upstairs neighbor and along comes this gorgeous woman walking her meat head dog (who I really love now, lol) She knew my neighbor as well and stop to chat. Josh (the neighbor) introduced us, and I was smitten.
I went home and thought about it for a bit and decided that I really wanted to ask her out. But, being a bit shy, I didn’t want to go straight to her apartment to ask. I felt like this would come off as looking really creepy. So I did the next creepy thing. I left a business card with my number on it on her door. She did call, and I asked her out, thank God she agreed.
Our first date was a bit different. I took her to a nice Irish restaurant for dinner and as we were talking I told her just about every stupid and embarrassing thing I had done in my life. She was gracious and compassionate when I spilled my guts.
She told me later on that when a friend of hers asked about the date she said “I found either a lunatic, or a gem.” I am very thankful that she decided to give me a shot.
We began to spend more and more time together. I then realized that I was the one who found a gem.
Our relationship over the past 8 years hasn’t been all summer shine and unicorns. We’ve had fights as all couples do. Some were pretty big blowouts. But we worked through them.
We both realized that we like to do the same things. We both love to be outside, and to make things. We also seemed to have the same sense of humor.
We ended up starting our business together, buying some land, and just last year we were married.
I am now married to my best friend. I can’t imagine doing all that I do with anyone else. She is absolutely amazing!
She’s kind, gentle, caring, nurturing, and beautiful to boot. She can be a girly girl, but then get to work and clear about an acre of heavy brush with a heavy duty weed whacker in just under an hour, not kidding, I’ve seen her do it!
She is looking forward to the homestead plan as much as I am.
Sometimes, when work schedules have me going up to the farm alone, she is the one who runs everything around here. I couldn’t do anything that I do without her. She is the glue that holds this whole operation together.
She embraces my hair brained plans and experiments and allows me to work on projects without judgement or criticism. Did I tell you how amazing she is?
Recently when I had to have all of my wisdom teeth removed, I sang her praises while under the influence of the laughing gas. So much so that the dentist said that she was going to go out to the waiting room and tell Maria what I thought of her. I also told the dentist that I had a dream in which Maria and I were in the movie “Smokey and the Bandit II” not 1 or 3, but 2. In the dream I was Burt Reynolds and she was Sally Fields. Lol, but that’s a whole different story.
Anyway, I just wanted everybody to know a little more about the love of my life. The person that I can always rely on and the person I respect and appreciate more than anyone I’ve ever met.
My lovely Maria
I hope that you all have a wonderful week, and show the one you love how much you appreciate them.
All the best,