Friday, March 9, 2007

Opposites Attract

(I realize this picture is false advertising, and that neither of us look this good anymore, but we really have NO other pictures of us together. It is something we will have to work on.)

Sometimes I wonder how Brandon and I make this marriage work. I mean, we couldn’t be more different. For example…

-I never mix my cereals, he usually mixes 3-4 cereals.
-He prefers fruity desserts, and my motto is “if it’s not chocolate, it’s not really dessert”.
-I almost always order the same dish at restaurants; he rarely orders the same thing twice.
-I am obsessed with music, he listens to talk radio.
-I enjoy watching sports, he enjoys playing sports.
-He loves orange, I love black.
-He goes to bed early and rises very early, I am a night owl, and would sleep in till 8:00am if I could.
-I love to watch movies over and over and over, he really doesn’t enjoy watching movies more than once (unless it’s Joe Dirt or Rat Race).
-He LOVES to run, I don’t.
-He loves horror movies, I refuse to watch them.
-When we watch Jeopardy together, he can answer all the health, science, botany, and mechanical questions. I do better at the current events, history, music, movies and television questions.
-I am a very decisive person, he struggles to even choose which candy bar to buy.
-I love to play games, he could take it or leave it.
-He loves pepper, and I never put pepper on my food.
-He is an adrenaline junkie, I would never participate in something life-risky (that’s my own word, by the way).
-I am a very safe and cautious driver, well, let’s just say I’m always buckled up when he’s in the driver seat.
-He runs marathons, I run to the grocery store.

This list could go on and on and on. In all honesty there are few things that we have in common, but they are the things that make this marriage work. For example…

-We both love to spend time together. We would rather be with each other than with anybody else.
-We both love to travel.
-We both love our children so much.
-We both love the gospel, and know that it is what will bring us true happiness.
-We both are committed to each other for time and all eternity.
-We’re Best Friends.

I love the person that Brandon is no matter how different he is than me. I think that we compliment each other very well. This is a case of opposites attract.