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Day 30 of #30thankfuldays

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Day 30: I have saved the best for last. I am eternally grateful for my favorite person in the whole world: my husband, Brice.

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Before we got married, we were asked by our celebrant do some “homework” — a letter, telling her why each of us wanted to marry the other person. I’ve never revealed the entire letter to him, but I want him to be able to read it.

“Why I want to marry Brice…

…he’s kind, thoughtful, honest, and wants nothing more than to make me happy. He works so hard each day to be a better person, and would never want to disappoint his family, his friends, or me. He makes me laugh every day (he’s very witty and makes clever jokes, but will still say something incredibly silly and goofy). He inspires and encourages me to work as hard as he does, yet wants me to work harder at achieving a better balance between my work and home lives. He is supportive of my choices and strong when I am not. He loves me, he loves my family, he loves my friends, and is not jealous of any of these relationships. He balances me — when I’m completely irrational, he’s the voice of reason; when he’s feeling negative, I can see something good about what’s happening; when I am nervous, he can be social for both of us (and vice versa); his family is tiny, mine is massive… 😉 And, he’s really nice to look at! 🙂
 
He and I met in a Political Science class during the spring semester of our junior year at the University of Colorado. I had left for class late, and by the time I got to class, my usual seat was gone. I looked around the room for an open seat, saw one next to Brice (I noticed his eyes from the front of the room), and so I smiled and sat down next to him. He and I started “talking” by writing little sarcastic remarks on each other’s notebooks, and he’d walk me to my next class together. He came to a sorority function of mine, and then I went to hang out at his house with him, and it didn’t take much more time for me to know that I was hooked on him.
This description doesn’t do him justice. Nothing can. He’s my match. I can’t wait to marry him.”
There are people who worry endlessly about their choice to marry someone. They ask themselves if their chosen mate really is “the one” or if they are prepared to spend their life committed to only one person. They panic on their wedding day and are unable to enjoy the day. I was not one of those people. On the night before our wedding, I got organized in my hotel room and slept soundly. When our wedding day arrived, I was serene. I ran in the morning and spent time with friends for breakfast. I relaxed throughout the day and when Brice sent me a text about forgetting ties for the groomsmen, I was unfazed. My wedding coordinator and my friends and family all commented on how calm I was and on how at ease I seemed. I was calm, I was at ease. It wasn’t an act. I was ready to marry him, and I knew it was what I wanted. I wasn’t worried about my choice at all. my groom 3
When I walked down the aisle, he was all I could see. I have no idea who was at the ceremony — my tunnel vision only let me see him. He looked amazing — so handsome in his navy suit and with his blue eyes gleaming. He was smiling at me, with his quiet, reserved smile that I love so much. The rest of the ceremony, and even parts of the reception, all seem to blur together, but I’ll never ever forget how he looked and how sure I was that I was supposed to marry him.
My initial description still doesn’t do him justice. He brings me joy and makes me fall in love with him every day. Brice is my friend, confidant, love, and match. Happy Thanksgiving, Love. You are what I am most thankful for, this year and for all of my years to come.
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Day 29 of #30thankfuldays

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Day 29: I am thankful for my renewed passion for reading and writing. Blogging each day has rekindled my love for putting my thoughts down, even if no one reads them but me. I’ve enjoyed sharing my life and thoughts with others over the past 29 days, and am hoping that I can maintain a steady posting schedule when my #30thankfuldays are complete.

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Day 28 of #30thankfuldays

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Day 28: Today, I am thankful for a fun Thanksgiving with my family. It was wonderful to see everyone and catch up, and then spend some time being silly and eating awesome Thanksgiving food. A fabulous day.

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Day 27 of #30thankfuldays

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Day 27: Today, I am thankful for an easy day filled with things I enjoy. Sleeping in, followed by a brisk morning run in City Park, a movie with my husband, and a stop in a local Irish pub for a pint of Guinness. Today was wonderful and fun, and I loved every moment.

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Day 26 of #30thankfuldays

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Day 26: I am thankful for a few days off to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband and family. I feel fortunate that I work in an occupation that gives me time off to be with those that I love for this wonderful holiday. I hope that those who must work are able to find the time to be with their own during this time of year as well.

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Day 25 of #30thankfuldays

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Day 25: I am thankful for my warm and safe home. Brice and I moved into our house in mid-April after an exhaustive 2-month house search. Those 2 months were filled with random open-houses, Brice leaving work at all times of day, offers, and a few disappointments. Finding our home was difficult, but since moving in, we have been so happy and we really feel at peace here.

Sunset in our backyard.
Sunset in our backyard.

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Day 24 of #30thankfuldays

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Day 24: I am thankful that while it took me most of my weekend, I am caught up on my work and will be able to enjoy my grading-free Thanksgiving. Yay!

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