Thursday, April 26, 2007

There is a person in my life who does not receive the recognition he deserves. I speak, of course, of none other than my husband Aidan.
About three years ago, my good friend Chantell decided she would drag along one of her friends to my little party. That friend was Aidan. From that night, he captivated me. I knew there was something different about him, and I wanted to know more. We exchanged phone numbers that night, although I could tell he thought I'd never bother calling him. I didn't call him, I SMS'd him the following Monday and asked if he'd like to catch up that afternoon, a request to which he readily acquiesced.
Needless to say, things developed rather quickly from then... I learned that he was indeed different, in the best possible way: a thinker, and a true "diamond in the rough". He presented (and still does, at times) a very gruff exterior: air force reservist, disliking cats, and so forth. But the other, oft unseen, side of him, was what really appealed.
As that side showed itself, the things he said and did never ceased to amaze. He made outrageous claims, such as saying that I was beautiful! (The first time he said that, I was so shocked that he said I looked like I'd been shot!) He would do the sweetest things, like surprising me with a picnic on the bank of the Yarra River, or driving 200km to bring me soup when I was ill.
Over the course of the last three years, he has single-handedly given me self-esteem, confidence, love, support, and endless laughs. If not for him, I have no doubt I would still be a very miserable individual. It is particularly apparent at this stage in my life - I am changing job, reducing my working hours, taking on a bartending course as well as our Russian classes, and future income is uncertain. Yet his support of my decisions has been confident and unwavering. Without that support, I would have just stayed with the "devil I know" - my current depressing job. It may be miserable, but I know it back to front.
So this is my time to say thank you to my wonderful, beautiful, tolerant, supportive, perfect husband. You have done more than you'll ever know for me, and although I may sometimes seem to take it for granted, I am forever indebted to you. So thank you. I am unashamed to let the world know I love you!

12 comments:

Aidan said...

Mumble: grinning like an idiot at work:)

It has been my absolute pleasure to share a wonderful life with you..

I love you Stacy, i always will... Glad i am allowed along for the ride:)

Keshi said...

What a BEAUTIFUL post for ur husband! Aidan is a wonderful person...I can see that even if it's just in Blogville. He's rare for sure. U r lucky to have found him Stace. U both r lucky to have each other.

I wish u both many more years of love, joy and wonderful moments together!

Keshi.

Cazzie!!! said...

Just gorjus :) In everyway, the both of youse :)

Menchie said...

Ooooh, I can tell someone is tickled pink! (yeah, you, Aidan).

Cheers to you both! :P

david santos said...

Thanks for you work and have a good weekend

Jewel said...

It is so refreshing to see a young couple so in love and appreciative of eachother. *sighhhhhhh* *smile* And I, like Keshi, am so thankful to have met you both, even if it is Blogdom! Hey, Stace, would you mind sending me your email address? Just click on the email link on my blog,k? Thanks! Have a great weekend with Aidan!

Homo Escapeons said...

Oh you are such a Sweetie!
I wish that I knew Aidan, not in the biblical sense, but in the real world because I always suspected that behind his weird Poindexter/Ruff Rider/Mosh Monster there lurks a wonderful guy that I would be proud to call friend or son..no friend I don't want to sound too old...but he could be my son..oh crap you know what I mean!

He is one lucky guy!

Aidan said...

HE: Um **gosh** aww shucks, awkward guy moment.
Thanks HE i am humbled. Your respect means a lot to me. it goes both ways.

Now back to sports and talking about belly button lint..

Shhh dont tell anyone i am actually a nice guy, you will ruin the whole image.

Stace said...

:)

lee said...

aidan, it's alright,not everyone here is convinced that you're a nice guy. I, for one, think you're an utter jerk, unlike stacy who thinks the sun shines out of you. O.K., so I lied. It's obvious that you're a lovely man and stace is a lovely lady and it gladdens the heart to read of your close relationship.

Stace said...

You're all so sweet! It's a pleasure to share a little of our lives here with you guys :)

Within Without said...

Well, Stacy (notice I left out the "e."

This is one of the most beautiful, honest posts I've ever read, far better than any romance novel (hey wait! That suggests I read romance novels! Not)

I'll agree with Aidan on one thing: you're beautiful.

Aidan knows he's a lucky man, the cat-hater...all a man needs is for a woman to see in them what you see in him.

Nothing else is needed.

What a gorgeous collection of words about a very individual man.