Friday, December 24, 2010

15 euros...really?

#1) I may or may not have written about this before
#2) I am too lazy to look back to see if I have indeed written about this
#3) I don't like to go to sleep these days, I associate tears with my pillow
#4) So here goes, an 11:41pm post, wow- it will probably have many errors.
#5) Oh well.

Can I share with you one of the happiest days of my life?
It is June 8, 2006 (oh, dear...I hope it was the 8th...)

Anyway, that is the day a vendor at the Spanish Steps in Rome asked Chris to pay him 15 euros for roses. Seriously Roman dude....$30 for three roses?  Ugh.  I think we ended up cutting a deal, 10 euros for 3 roses.

See, isn't that a happy day?

No?  Ok, well I suppose what made that day happy is that the love of my life...well, he asked me to be the love of his life FOREVER.  And of course I said yes.  What girl wouldn't?

(please take the time to click on this picture, enlarge it and OOOH and AAAH over the flowers)

Little did I know then what kind of husband Chris would be now.  You see, my poor dear didn't date much in college.  He did have a girlfriend for just a little while before we dated (I need to thank her for refreshing some of his "how to impress a girl" skills).  Anyhow, I knew that Chris was a great boyfriend, and then a great fiance' (for a short 4 months)...but honestly he is a WONDERFUL husband.  If I could choose just one adjective to describe him as a husband it would have to be SUPPORTIVE.  Obviously he is loving, but I wanted to choose a word that really describes him.  In my journey to going back to school and eventually wanting to put school on hold for family, he supported me.  Through the many daily decisions that I make, he supports me.  When I go on a shopping spree...he supports me..hah, j/k.

But really, in our most recent chapter of life...he has been SO SO SO amazingly supportive.  Honestly, I didn't know that a man could be so in tune to how a woman is feeling.  And let me say, it's not all the time...none of us are perfect.  But he has been so sweet in checking up on me throughout the day at work, and to let me know that if I wake in the middle of the night and need to talk- he's there.  I am truly a lucky girl.

I will write more later about how great he is as a father, but tonight- I wanted to focus more on the wonderful husband side of things.

Oh, one last very RANDOM thought (as if you haven't figured out yet how random I am). I mentioned earlier that our engagement period was very's our actual timeline

Dec 17, 2005: first date
June 8, 2006: He popped the question
October 21, 2006: We both said "I will"
August 6, 2009: Happy "Birth" day Emmy
Dec 17, 2010: saying goodbye to my baby (my gut tells me BOY)

Why...why a happy thing and a crummy thing both on the same day?
But I don't want to end this post on a sad here, a pic of my baby girl when she was a baby, being so delicately loved on by her dada

And PS...the reason for the midnight blog is b/c I was trying to get my mind away from my sad state....but somehow it turned into the very thing I was trying to avoid.  I promise happier, more care free posts soon.

1 comment:

  1. Jordan, we received your cute Christmas card and letter several days ago and I was so excited to discover that you were a blogger! My mom is also excited, as now she's mastered Facebook creeping (actually she refers to it as "jigging") she thinks she'll try blog creeping via me. Lucky you ;) We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your precious baby. You guys are in our prayers-we love you. Merry Christmas from the Lewis family! -Alex (and Lisa)


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