I am often exceedingly difficult to be around. I know this, not so much because I have been told it is so, but because I KNOW…so much so that I often want to escape from my own self.
I am writing today to a special person who has shown me great kindness and deep affection despite my frequent irritability, daily obsessiveness, habitual sarcasm, and occasional unease. I am a person who rearranges the dishwasher after he fills it. I am a person so annoying about how the towels and sheets are folded that he does not venture to the laundry room unless it is absolutely necessary. I am a person who puts his wine glass in the sink before it’s even empty. I am a person who wipes down the kitchen counter seconds after his hand has lifted off of it. I am a person who is sometimes moody and morose, yet regardless, he smiles at me and his eyes light up and I am instantly transformed into someone cheerful and uplifted. This special person was unknown to me this time last year and now I can’t quite imagine a year without him.
I am a silver lining seeker, in almost all circumstances, and this special person has looked beyond my quirks, peculiarity, and flaws and finds a silver lining around me every day. This special person has found me beautiful when I am at my least beautiful. My house was always filled with music, but this special person has brought a different kind of song into my life where there was an uncomfortable silence for too long. Thank you Drummer Boy, for having the key & unlocking my heart and bringing more fullness to my life.