Thursday, June 11, 2009

My P

He does not know it, but I have tried to write about him several times. There are probably about 3 or 4 posts that I have started and stopped over the last few months. Whenever I sit down to try to write about P I get blocked for some reason. So ladies, I decided to dedicate my post tonight to P.
First, his name does not even start with P, that is just my nickname for him. I don't know if yall have seen the movie 13 going on 30, but there is a scene where a guy calls the girl pookie, and she responds by saying, "Pookie, you mean puky." I don't know why but when we were dating I would just randomly say that quote and we would both bust out laughing. Then I started calling him Pookie,(totally as a joke by the way), then I shortened it to Pooks, and finally I just started calling him P, and for some reason that nickname has stuck for almost 2.5 years. So that is how P got his nickname.
Well, P is amazing. He is so supportive and encouraging. He is in my corner cheering me on in whatever I choose to do. He also challenges me every day. He never lets me get by with giving anything less than my best. He constantly challenges me to think and examine what I do and say. For example, he really listens to people, and he listens to the words they say. When we 1st got married I would say I love to everything. I love God, I love this food, I love that shirt, I love that fabric, etc. One day, he brought it up to me about how much we say that word love, and what it really means. Do I really love those shoes the same way I love my parents? No. So now I am really careful of the words that come out of my mouth because words have the power to build up or tear down, and they can never be taken back. He really helped me to realize the power and effect of our words.
P is also completely hilarious. He can make me laugh by how crazy he is. He is also an amazing cook. Watching him cook is like watching Emeril. He likes to be creative and he makes these amazing meals.
I think if you were to ask anyone who knows him to describe his personality in one word it would be adventurous. He really enjoys adventure. (See here is where I would have said loves adventure, but I chose not to!). He is always up for a new adventure or a new experience. He likes the thrill of life and wants to taste all that life has to offer. He never wants to sit on the sidelines of life, he wants to be out there soaking it up. His excitement for life and experiences means life is never dull or boring.
Plus, he does not realize how completely brilliant, kind, and wonderful he is. He has the most giving heart of anyone I have ever met. He wants to help and give to anyone who needs it. He will bend over backwards to help a stranger in need.
He is so wonderful, fun, kind, brilliant, and he loves me, and his love humbles me, and it makes me want to be a better woman.


Denise said...

he sounds like a keeper. I'm pretty happy with my man too. We are almost married 15 years which is a rare thing these days. thanks for your support in my schooling decision! I was wondering what your thoughts would have been as you are a teacher in a Christian school.

Denise said...

married almost 15 years not almost married : )

Simplelivin' said...

Sounds like he would get along great with my hubby!
It's wonderful that you have such an encourager by your side to help you grow. I'm sure you do the same for him. :-)