A Valentine’s Day/Husband appreciation post

Or how I’ve spent the last three years in bliss.

Many of you will have noticed that I am madly in love with my husband. Even with his silly jokes and whack sense of humor, I love every bit of him forever and always.  I’m not sure how many of you know this but we met in a bookstore. That’s how it all began. And before you start getting any romantic images in your head, I should stop you there. I pretty much stalked him around the bookstore before awkwardly asking for his number and running away. Smooth, right? I guess that’s what you get for being fifteen. Sometimes I can’t believe that I did that, it’s so not me. But I am extremely glad that I did because that one act brought the most amazing man into my life.

It didn’t get off to a great start though. Just after our first awkward encounter, I found out that he was in fact only in Christchurch for a holiday and that he would be leaving in a couple of days. We texted a lot but never met up.  Over the next two years, we had a lovely long distance friendship, which later became a relationship.  During our long distance relationship, we would send each other little gifts in the mail and a gazillion texts per day. Some of my favourite memories from that period was the time he randomly sent me a bag of marshmellows and of course, my first real bouquet of flowers. In 2010 he moved from Auckland to Christchurch to be with me and we have been inseparable ever since. In the three years that we have been together we have moved cities twice, had a baby and got married. It’s been a beautiful three years and I feel like we have done so much in such a short space of time. But I am loving every moment of it and couldn’t imagine my life any other way.

Chris has so many wonderful attributes that I find it hard to pick just a few to talk about. He is the kindest friend I have known, the most supportive and loving husband, and a doting father to our son. He has a kind heart and a beautiful mind, I find him so interesting. Sometimes we stay up far too late just chatting about life and the universe. The way he holds my hand gives me chills and I enjoy just being with him every day. I have enjoyed the past few years and I am looking forward to a future full of fun and adventure.

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2 thoughts on “A Valentine’s Day/Husband appreciation post

  1. Oh my god Grace! That is so wonderful and inspiring! Even before reading this, everyday I see you I can tell how happy you both are. You two are 100% a perfect match and I am so happy for you to have found such a wonderful guy! I love the last photo and I still remember when I received a letter from you saying you were due in August with a darling boy! I love you both so much and am glad I threw peas at you back in high school. Even to this day I am glad I have both of you in my life, even if it is just for once a month coffee catch ups 😀

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