Joe and I don't have a lot of normal, doe-eyed, "aren't they in love" pictures together.
When a camera is in front of us, we tend to act like 5-year-olds.
I submit all these photos as proof.
The day will come when Madeline and Caleb will try to remember how they turned out so normal when all photographic proof points towards having moronic parents.
But we have photos like these because we have a lot of fun together. Hands down, there is no one else I want to spend every minute with, day in and day out.
And we get to spend every day together because I am his and he is mine.
Remember how I said last week has some awfully sad, dramatic moments with one reference to "The Bachelor" and I wasn't sure if I'd post some of it? Well, here is a smidgen of what I was thinking then.
Women on "The Bachelor" say they want a husband who promises a life of adventure, traveling, vineyards and never-ending grand romantic gestures.
I say you need a husband who wakes up to your crying in the dead of night, listens to you attempt to sob out your muddled thoughts and holds you while you cry yourself back to sleep.
I say you need a husband who closes the bedroom door and calls in late for work the next morning so you can sleep in while he dresses the kids, feeds the kids and has them ready to walk out the door for preschool when you finally come stumbling out.
I say you need a husband who calls to check on you and listens to you cry, unable to express your overwhelmed thoughts on failing at life but still tells you, "I think you're doing a great job."
I say you need a husband who brings home a case of root beer because he knows it makes everything a little bit better.
I say you need a husband who makes everything a million times better just because he comes home at the end of the day.
Because those nights and those days are gonna come and you will need your best friend to care for you and tell you you're doing great even if you feel like you're failing at everything.
"You're the reason that when everything I know falls apart,
you're the reason I come home."