In marriage, I lucked out. My wife is the coolest, and I hope she knows it.
However, I have one story that is probably a little embarrassing for her, but I love to tell it anyway.
We were on our honeymoon. I was still giddy from our recent wedding and we were sitting in our hotel room watching a movie.
Suddenly, my wife turned to me and said, "I feel safe around you."
... Thank you?
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad she feels that way, but I was a little confused about where the thought came from.
Then she explained, "Well, usually when I walk into a room, I automatically look for potential weapons I can use just in case I get attacked or something. But I've noticed I haven't done that with you, which means I feel safe around you."
Let's just say that was kind of a big revelation to happen right after I sealed the deal and put a ring on her finger.
I couldn't help but giggle a little at the thought of her scanning her surroundings for anything with a sharp edge or the ability to cause blunt force trauma.
However, looking back I'm really happy she does this. Too many people get into trouble because they aren't aware of the things going on around them. My wife is always ready, just in case, and that means I don't have to worry about her.
She even makes sure she has pepper spray in her pocket when a repair person comes to the house. Yeah, it may sound a little intense for such a low risk, but I would MUCH rather have her be safe than sorry.
So, thank you, Wife, for being so prepared. You're just doing your part to keep me from getting an ulcer.