The Man I Married

The man I married is thin and cocky, jauntily  carrying himself across the room, tanned and toe headed. I swoon at his touch and am mesmerized by his icy blue eyes that exude merriment. I find his laughter contagious and am warmed by his sense of humor.

The man I married is gentle and caring, warmed by the sight of his children, absorbing their energy and filling the room with his light. We orbit his presence like planets around the sun in our own little galaxy.

The man I married is strong and sensitive, guiding our children between right and wrong, work and play,  fantasy and faithfulness. As he moves from baseball buddy to tea party play time, I find beauty in this form of manhood.

The man I married is quick to laugh while more quickly cries and is swept away by his daughters’ beauty as arm-in-arm, he sends them off to the men they marry. I find myself touched by this moment of raw emotion, and find my heart is warmed.

The man I  married is strong, yet gentle. Funny and serious. Smart and courageous. He is not the man I married, but the man that has become more than he was.

The man I married is the man to whom I love being married. The man I married has become the man I love.

Author: hansonberries

As a teacher of sixth graders, ma special place is my classroom; my home-away-from-home. My first home I share with my husband, our dog Quincy, two cats, and my tortoise friend, Misha. I also have been blessed with a horse named Arjay. We have three adult children and five grandchildren, the joy of our lives. Life is good. I am an equestrian, a writer, a reader, a gardener, and I repurpose furniture.

10 thoughts on “The Man I Married”

  1. Your slice brought me to tears… a gorgeous anthology of a life captured in writing… so many favorite lines, but this one stood out, “The man I married is strong and sensitive, guiding our children between right and wrong, work and play, fantasy and faithfulness.” Beautiful – thanks.

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  2. What a beautiful post for your husband. Sounds like you both have an amazing relationship and have made a great life together. I have only been married to mine for 8 years, and feel so lucky to have a great, strong, man that I can honestly call my best friend. Marriage is so not easy , and I’m sure you both have been through your “times”, but to read this is to see your love for each other, and the strength of your marriage. Hope you have a great time celebrating his big day! 🙂

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