Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A SOUL-FULL MATE

The other night, I was upstairs in our den with my better half and we had started wrapping Christmas gifts.  We were like a well oiled machine.  He did the paper wrapping, and I did the real ribbon decorating on each package.  We popped a movie into the computer and barely made a sound for several hours, with the exception of “honey could you pass the tape” or “baby do you know where the scissors went too” followed by quick sweet little kisses on my cheek or me giving him a tiny squeeze of his adorable bottom.  It was a peaceful contentment with each other.  And, no words were needed.

I love these moments with each other and often wish to freeze them in time.  They are soft yet subtle, they are sweet with a steamy twist, they are unexpected and relaxing and they are much more than words.  Describing these moments, would undoubtedly do them injustice, but they are beautiful in their own way.

I am so blessed you know. Every day, he looks over at me at some point and says “I love you” followed by “tons”.  Other days, he will just say “do you know why I love you” and I will say why, and he will spill out what it is in his heart that particular day.  Yesterday, he put up five fingers and said.

1.  You are so understanding

2.  You are so loving

3.  You are so kind

4.  You are so beautiful

5.  I can’t imagine a day without you.

Makes me a little teary as I think about it.  He wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to me and I am careful not to bruise the sweet innocence of it.

So what is it that I am trying to say here.  Well, when I first my better half, I knew he was not my soul mate.  I had already met my soul mate many moons before and it was not meant to be in this life time.  For years, I was sadden by it.  

But then my better half came along and what he contributes to my life is much more than the term of "soul mate".  He has become my defender, my protector, my lover, my friend and not only did he grow within my heart, he grew around it encompassing my soul with his warmth and filling the remaining empty spots.  In essence, he made my soul full.  

And while we are not perfect in any stretch of the imagination, what we are is a ladder of life to each other.  When one gets stuck on a rung, the other gives a hand and a pulls the other one up to the next level.  We are a team.  A unity.  A one. And it leaves me breathless with gratitude.

Until Next Time.
Smooches Pooches


26 comments:

  1. Wow, you have a nice thing going there - good for you. I do something similar with my lady friend all the time.

    In fact just the other day I told her she made one hell of a lasagna. She said sweet and gave me a fist bump. We're a good fit.

    SD
    http://simpledudecomplexworld.blogspot.com/

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  2. That was so beautiful and touching. You are indeed blessed!

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  3. Oh SD... I get lots of fist bumps too, but that is usually when he passes gas and makes me gag...!!!

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  4. It's hard to believe this is the same guy who farts in bed!! LOL. Such a lovely post. Thanks for sharing some of the lovely too.

    And SD..you crack me up! Fist bumps rule!

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  5. In my dictionary, what you have qualifies as a soulmate ;)
    That's a lovely relationship Tracey,I'm happy for you.

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  6. Tracy, you put that so eloquently. Sometimes I look at Bud and my heart is so full it just wants to explode! That sounds gross, but true. Bud may not be my soul mate, but he is truly the love of my life and I can't imagine my days without him.

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  7. that is so very sweet
    I like the ladder analogy

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  8. i think the soul mate thing is over rated.
    i'm glad you have your better half to wrap presents with & to tell you the reasons he loves you. and for the fart wars. =)

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  9. I really like this post. After seeing Dan in Real Life, I came to believe that love isn't so much a noun, but an ability. Soul-mates are just people who don't have to work very hard at loving each other. The more you love (using it as a verb) at your significant other, the more you feel for them and the more you realize that you don't want to love at someone else in the same way ever again.

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  10. I think this post is so so sweet! It's the little memories moments that stick so crispy!

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  11. That was so encouraging on so many levels. It was sweet. And romantic. And lovely. But it was also a wonderful reminder that relationships can grow into something very real and wonderful and become something better than what you expected or could have even hoped to have. Perhaps better than what you could have had with your "soul mate." Life turns out the way that it is meant. It is good.

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  12. Tracy I really like this post. You managed to draw a very loving representation of your relationship without sounding mushy or overly sweet, I give you a 10 (like in ice skating)

    I really liked the comment about the 'soul full'. I'm not much into soul mate stuff, but I definitely can relate to this one. :)

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  13. That was beautiful, I am without words.

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  14. This made me cry! But happy tears and longing tears. You are truly blessed! Cheers for many more "moments" for you and your beloved!

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  15. this is beautiful. treasure all these moments and remember them when that toxic gas wafts through the air.

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  16. Awwww....You are both very blessed indeed. He wouldn't think those things if you weren't a great person and he wouldn't tell you if he wasn't a great person. You really do bring out the best in each other. That is how a marriage should be.

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  17. Agh! How lovely! I also get a bit teary at times like that. My boyfriend made me a beautiful silver pendant and I just sat and looked at it with wet eyes. He said 'The stone is an onion crystal, that's why it makes your eyes water.'

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  18. I felt like I was reading a beautiful Disney book with a very happy ending.
    xoxoxo

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  19. Beautifully said Tracy :)

    AF

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  20. That was so sweet it made me teary, too!

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  21. See, these are the things that love should be all about. Beautiful, sweet, everything it should be. :)

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  22. This made my heart smile. This reminded me of why I love my husband. He does something similar with me. We say "I love you" to each other and our son so many times a day it's hard to count, but at least once a day he tells me I'm beautiful or he asks if I know how beautiful I am, etc. He's a sap - LOL - but this is a sweet reminder of the things I love about being with my husband. Thank you. ♥

    P.S. Thank you for reading my poems. It means so much, and your comments are so kind. I've sort of been in my own world lately... just sorta writing for myself. But you stopping by to read is very much appreciated!

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  23. Wow! How lucky are you? Well, how lucky are you both!
    And you can giftwrap in tandem!

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  24. I feel the same about my husband, we are blessed.

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  25. Awwww very sweet. Although I am hating you for already WRAPPING your Christmas presents when I haven't even thought about buying any yet. Although I did get a tree today!

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