Friday, October 24, 2008


He's coming around, that husband of mine.

I imagine it is hard for him to be married to me. I'm kind of loud and just say things, even when I probably shouldn't. I tell more than I should and I have a great deal of enthusiasm for things I probably shouldn't.

I married a quiet man. Funny and kind and smart. But quiet.

I didn't tell him at first about this blog because I figured he would freak out. When I finally did tell him, he didn't. I don't know if he liked it, but he didn't freak out.

As things move on and progress, I find myself worrying more and more about him. How he feels about having his life on display.

Lately we've been talking. I've been dreaming what-if's. I finally told him what the book I've been querying is all about. And what the next book will be about. Which is, basically, him.

And he was okay.

He cares more about my dreams than he does his own privacy.
He knows I will protect him.
He knows that I know where to draw the line.

He trusts me.

And I love him.


Angie said...

Now don't you go making me cry today. I just got my makeup on.

This is precious.

And, for what it's worth, I'm sure you ARE loud. But the day I got to spend a little time with you -- everything ELSE was so noisy, I didn't notice.

. . .or was that me gushing over meeting you and the fam? Yeah, that was probably it.

Zephyr said...

That was a wonderful post. :)

Anonymous said...

Is it wonderful to be married to your best friend?

Frannie said...

I'm so happy you two have each other!

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Jason rocks. You're a lucky duck :)

BS said...

AND ... we love him too !

Captain Steve said...

I'm a fan of Jason and his beard brush. I'm glad that the 4 of you can live in such harmony. Jason, beard brush, blog, Chick. And Boy and Girl Child, of course.

You have a great family, dude. It's nice that you can blog about them and show people (like me) that maybe marriage doesn't equal the death of happiness.

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

That level of trust is beyond rare, and beyond precious.

SJINCO said...

So simply stated but yet so beautiful! Jason's just as awesome as you are, and we love him too!

Jocelyn said...

How cool that he's showing you avenues to deeper trust in your marriage. Could it be...he loves the things that you are, even when the aren't the things that he is?

Huh? Huh?