Hi everyone! You’ve heard me mentioned in Rosi’s posts before, but I’m embarrassed to say that this is my first post. I’m Rosi’s husband, Marshall, and the reason I am finally making a post is because our one year anniversary is this Sunday! I can’t believe it. We’ve packed so much into a year, but it stills feels like our wedding just happened. Over the past year, Rosi has become a blog fanatic and I love her passion for writing, her knack for finding new DIY projects, and especially the tasty recipes she comes across. So, I thought it fitting to make my own post on the top ten reasons why I love Rosi. Some of these might be a little sentimental, but it’s all off the cuff:
1. Her kindness– I’ve never met anyone who has as warm of a heart as Rosi. She is friendly to everyone she meets and although the awkward social person in me might doesn’t always agree with having lengthy conversations with store clerks, I can’t help but be amazed at her openness to offer friendship to anyone who will receive it. I love her for that.
2. Her energy– I don’t consider myself a lazy person, but I do enjoy sleeping. Rosi, on the other hand, is often on her second cup of coffee and has already baked a pie by the time I come downstairs. This energy is contagious and continuously pushes me to do more with my day (something we could all use). I love her for that.
3. Her sense of humor– Rosi and I first bonded while watching an episode of Scrubs, featuring “The Poop Song” and the first movie we watched together was Borat. While is might seem like we are a couple stoner high school students, it does go to show how insanely fun she can be. I’ve never met any woman who has her ability to make me laugh, even when times are tough. She never takes life too seriously and I love her for that.
4. Her passion– Whether it’s being part of a great cause through work, baking, blogging, or gardening, Rosi give her all to everything she does. I am continuously amazed by how much she gives to those around her, how much she puts into everything she does, and still loves me as much as she does. I love her for that.
5. Her health– Rosi and I love to eat. Neither one of us is overweight or unhealthy about it, but we both have a passion for good food and drinks. That said, Rosi makes sure that we are both eating healthy, organic and watching what we eat. She pushes us to both to be better, healthier people and I lover her for that.
6. Her family– Not having grown up in a very big family, I was initially a little overwhelmed at how big and how close Rosi’s family is. But I was quick to find how incredibly welcoming they are and I’ve learned so much more about Rosi having been around her family. I see where she comes from and I love everything about her that much more. I am now a part of that family and I having never been so excited to start our own. I love her for that.
7. Her smile– We both work tough jobs–at the same company–which can be tough, but also allows us to see each whenever we want during the day. But when the days grow long and the work gets grueling, I get to come home to Rosi’s smile. It always seems to wash away all the negative from my day and puts things into perspective. I lover her for that.
8. Her love of travel– We are going to Greece this fall! I am so excited and could not have a better person to travel with. I told Rosi the other day that I love traveling with her because it’s like bringing a piece of home with us wherever we go. The way she takes care of me and keeps things in check at home remains the same on the road. No place is that unfamiliar with her at my side. I lover her for that
9. Her values– These are a in large part, because of her family, but Rosi has an amazing set of her own values as well. Things she developed growing up on a farm, traveling in college, and living in Boston. All of these experiences combined with being raised by the most patient people I have ever met in her mom and dad, have built Rosi’s amazing set of values. She does the right thing, always, and she makes me a better person in the process. I love her for that.
10. Her love– This is going to sounds like an 80s country song, but until I met Rosi, I had a pretty confused understanding of what love felt like. It always seemed so difficult to make relationships work and I never felt like I was getting out what I was putting in. Almost 4 years into ours and a year into our marriage, I can honestly say that since that first “real date” hiking in Watkins Glen, love has never been so easy. I will always lover her for that.
Happy Anniversary Bear!