I was still recovering from the scars of a previous relationship.
My heart was guarded.
I was guarded.
In fact, this song sums it up perfectly...but I'll highlight a few of the lyrics:
"I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart,
but you came around and you knocked me off the ground from the start.
You put your arms around me and I believe that it's easier for you to let me go.
You put your arms around me and I'm home."
We are different people. Worlds different.
I often describe our relationship as a hurricane.
He is the eye.
And I'm the storm.
He keeps me balanced.
He makes me realize that it's OK not to have plans.
He inspires me to become a better person.
He challenges me. Even when it ticks me off, he challenges me.
He encourages me to reach for the stars.
He tells me I'm beautiful EVERY single morning. In his sleepy voice and barely open eyes, "You're beautiful," he'll tell me when I kiss him goodbye.
Sometimes he will get even cuter and say something about my nice booty, "Damn girl, don't hurt em!"
"Ms New Booty!!!"
And I love it.
But like all relationships, it's not always easy. It's not always fun. Our differences can sometimes get the best of us...but WE WORK ON IT! We talk about it. WE LISTEN to each out. We make CHANGES.
Recently Justin told me, "Ashley - we are in the hardest, full time job of our lives right now. Marriage. But it will ALWAYS workout if we continue to talk about things and work on things, together."
And that quote brings me to my most important point, WE NEVER GIVE UP ON EACH OTHER!
No matter how mad. Or upset. Or furious. Or sad we are, we never give up.
Jason Mraz sings it best here in I Won't Give Up
Justin - thank you for being my BEST FRIEND! You make me smile every single day...I'm getting butterflies just thinking about you coming home to my surprise!!! :)
So tonight, I'm going to re-create the night we first met.
I've got the beer bong table set up.
|Bring it on, J-Sieb.|
|At first, I couldn't find any beer pong balls.|
So I thought a small red potato might work.
Don't worry, I found one ball.
I'm wearing the same shirt.
|No wonder he fell in love with them, check out that cleavage.|
I've got the 2006 playlist ready, which includes songs such as:
- Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake
- Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It by Dem Franchize Boyz
- Everytime We Touch by Cascda
- Hips Don't Lie by Shakira
- Maneater by Nelly Furtado
- Dance, Dance by Fallout Boy
- You and Dat Booty by E40 featuring T-Pain
- SOS by Rhianna
- Pump It by Blacked Eyed Peas
- Temperature by Sean Paul