For those of you who know my husband and I personally, you know that we’re corny. You’ve heard our cheesy lines, seen the t-shirts, and witnessed our unabashed public displays of affection. And if you don’t know us, well, believe me – we’re corny.
Yes, Geoff frequently whistles when I walk into the room. Yes, he has been known to say things like, “My wife’s so good looking, I buy her presents for my birthday.”
Yes, I have a t-shirt and a sweatshirt that both say, “I love my husband.” Yes, Geoff has a wardrobe to match.
Yes, we miss each other if we haven’t seen or talked to each other for a few hours. Yes, we hug for a solid thirty-seconds every day when I get home from work.
Yes, we sit on the same side of the booth when eating out on date night. Yes, we hold hands while walking through the parking lot – or anywhere – together.
Yes, we leave “I love you!” post-it-notes on the bathroom mirror. Yes, we exchange “You’re my favorite!” text messages on a regular basis.
Yes, we’ve been married for more than four years, and yes, we still act like newlyweds.
On occasion we do make our friends blush – like when Geoff grabs me for one of those iconic Times Square sailor kisses in the middle of work (sorry about that, Bethany…) or when a friend inadvertently intercepts what we’re saying to each other with our eyes.
The point is, we love each other. In the head-over-heels, forever-and-always, till-death-do-us-part kind of way. And we have realized the huge importance of finding ways to show that every day.
In this crazy, chaotic, demanding business we call life, it’s far too easy to get overwhelmed, worn down and burnt out. Geoff and I are each other’s best friend. We’re each other’s strongest supporter and biggest encourager. We’re each other’s first line of defense against discouragement, pessimism, melancholy, apathy, despair, and every other trap the enemy lays for us.
We know that God specially prepared us to be each other’s partner in life. There’s no one else in the world better equipped to love me than Geoff Sirkel, and vice versa. And we’re not taking that for granted.
We strive to make the most out of every moment God has given us together. Our little corny acts of love are our way of expressing the incomparable joy of being made for each other.
No, our marriage isn’t “perfect,” and it’s not always easy. It takes a lot of work. It takes daily sacrifices and daily decisions to put each other first. But it’s so worth it.
Married friends: What’s the silliest thing you and your spouse do? How do you both express the joy you find in loving each other? Single friends: What’s something you see some married couples do that always brings a smile to your face?