What It Really Means to “Have Everything” To Us

We were going to catch a movie.  It was the new Avengers movie that my husband had highly anticipated.  Reviews we’ve been hearing from friends have been lackluster, but it was still something he’s been looking forward to watching.

We dropped Dominic off at my mom’s then headed out.  The movie was going to start in about 30 minutes.  Although it’s always a little hard to leave my baby, it’s always a little sweet to know I get some quiet time with my husband.  Then, he surprised me.

I got in the car (and he opened the door for me, mind you), and he hopped into the driver’s seat.  He looked at me as he was putting on his seatbelt and said “So, we’re not going to the movies.”  What?  He decided that instead of sitting in a dark theater not talking to each other, we were going to have dinner then take a nice walk after some dessert.

My heart melted. How could I be so lucky?  Quality time with my love… and it’s something he genuinely wants too.

It took some time to get fully adjusted and accepting of our new life.  It’s so different, yet somehow what we have still remains the same.

His 30th birthday recently passed.  While adjusting to life with our son, I kept losing track of time and wasn’t able to plan anything big.  I felt so terrible.  I wanted to do something wonderful and elaborate, but adjusting to mommyhood (and working) has proven to be harder than I expected.  I told him that I was sorry. I mean, he didn’t plan to do anything big for himself, but I wanted to be able to do it for him because I love him.  I planned a few things, but it was far from what I wanted his “big 3-0” to be like.

Then he said it.  “Babe, I don’t need any of that.  I have everything.”


No matter how big and crazy his birthday celebration was, it didn’t matter anymore.  Nothing could make him more happy than he already is.  We have us and our little boy.  We have a great home.  We have great families.  We eat well.  We are all healthy.  We have everything.

Thirty never looked so good.

I always knew he was amazing, but hearing him say all of that so sincerely made me fall in love with him even more.  I found a man who truly is happy with what matters most.

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