Photos by: Landon Michael Photography
You know those conversations you have with your significant other where you just walk away feeling so amazing about your relationship? Those conversations you have when you think everything in your world is falling apart, when really everything is just falling into place. Those are my favorite conversations with Cory. They leave me with butterflies and remind me why I fell head over heals for this man in the first place. Sometimes he knows exactly what to say to press my buttons and tick me off, but he always knows what to say to make me feel okay again.
Sometimes I wonder if he’s got himself in too deep with me. We’re polar opposites. I’m too Type A for my own good, and he’s totally type B and calm and collected all the way. He doesn’t understand why I tend to stress the little things because he can so easily brush them off as if they were nothing. I envy him for this, but I think we balance each other out quite well. I stress about packing for trips and he’s there to remind me to take a deep breath and calm the heck down.
We’ve had our struggles and we’ve had some pretty serious fights. I can’t even tell you how many times I tried to break-up with him and told him I was totally done with him when I was pregnant. My hormones were out of control, but he never flinched. He never left my side. If we can make it through all we’ve made it through these almost five years together, I know we can make it through anything.
We were just talking the other night about how different things are now than they were when I first starting nursing school. We’d fight on an almost-daily basis. I felt like I didn’t have the emotional support and the help that I needed when it came time to study for exams and I spent most of my time just frustrated with Cory. This semester Cory’s really stepped up to the plate and I’ve tried to make sure he knows how much I appreciate that. Things seem so different now, so much better, too. We spend more time snuggling and laughing together than we ever have before. I’m not saying that things were absolutely horrible before, but things just seem so much different now, so much happier!
So much is changing for our family in the very near future. I’ll be graduating nursing school and we’ll be moving on with our lives. The past couple of years I’ve been in school, we’ve just been stuck in limbo in a sense. We’re not really where we want to be, but we’re waiting for our “real” life to start. It’s hard to explain, but we’re both so excited about it. (And I can’t wait to share more with you about what’s to come soon!)
I don’t know how I ever got so lucky to end up with this guy, but I’m so thankful that I did.
I can’t picture my life without him.