The miracle being this post of course. However, this is going to be short and sweet folks. Maybe short. Definately sweet. 😉
The other night I had a HORRIBLE dream that Jake died and I was forced to remarry that same day. I had no choice in the matter. It was almost like an arranged marriage. Funny thing was this guy was also in the military, but judging from his outfit, I think it was Army. (no thanks!) The whole reason was because “you need someone to take care of you.” So, I remarried instantly. The guy in this dream was horribly boring. He was NOT FUNNY. His lack of humor made me miss Jake so much. There were points in my dream where a situation would arise that Jake and I had been in before, and Jake had somehow turned it into something funny….and this “new guy” found no humor in it at all. My whole dream went on like this. I woke up horribly sick to my stomach and an ache for Jake (“hey mommy I rhymed!” says Dylan). When he got home from work that morning (he’s working nights for training) I was so relieved to see him I almost cried. It was an awful dream. The kind where the feeling sticks with you all day.
Tonight we were supposed to go to Jake’s squadron Christmas Party. They were providing free childcare in the next room, and if you got their earlier enough you get score a free drink at the bar. I was excited to spend a night with ADULTS and enjoy a drink with dinner (just one… meds aren’t forgiving!) and possibly win some money at the drawing. Squadron Christmas Parties are always fun and full of contests and games and giveaways. I bought my “smart casual” outfit for it weeks ago. I hate when something is “smart casual” b/c I’d rather be dressy that “casual” at a work party. Anyway, I found something VERY cute that I was VERY excited to wear. Plaid straight leg low rise pants with a fitted mock turtle neck deep purple sweater and black heels. SO CUTE. I have been looking forward to this for weeks. Did I mention that? 😉 Anyway, this afternoon we went to have lunch at the BX and pick up some stuff and we ran into someone from work who told us the party was CANCELLED due to the blizzard. 🙄 geeze people, it’s *just* a blizzard! 😆 hahaha! Easy for me to say, I live one block from where the party was. So, Jake and I were totally bummed over this. We were desperate for a night out and instantly started devising plans to have a fun night out. After weighing all our options, we decided to stay home and have a “party” with the boys. We made cookies, had pizza, let them have a SODA! and watched Christmas stuff on tv. We introduced them to the Rockettes tonight. HAHA!! 😆
After the boys went to bed, I got started on wrapping presents. FIVE HOURS later, I crawled out from under the paper and ribbon and bows and climbed up on the couch to join Jake. We sat and watched old reruns of Fresh Prince and other old shows. I laughed more tonight with him than I have laughed in a long time. At one point tonight he recited the ENTIRE courtroom scene with Jack Nickelson in “A Few Good Men.” The whole scene. Word for word. He even switched characters at the appropriate time. I thought I would pee my pants I was laughing so hard. I was instantly remined of the dream I had. I am so thankful to be married to someone who makes me laugh harder than anyone else. I am thankful that he and I “get” the same jokes and have our own inside jokes. I love that when I wink at him, he knows what I am saying without me saying it. I love that I can make fun of him when he watches movies (he talks to himself like there is someone sitting next to him watching the same thing….it’s hilarious really!) and he laughs at me making fun of him. I love that he and I both find this blizzard we are in absolutely hilarious because we’ve NEVER in our lives seen weather like this.
God knew I needed laughter in my life so he gave me Jake.
Jake proposed at Christmas time 8 years ago. What a wonderful present it has been.
Something I learned from my dream….. I would rather be single than married to someone who isn’t funny. Actually, I’d rather be single than be married to anyone other than Jake. ♥ Obviously. 😆
p.s. I said it would MAYBE be short, and definatey sweet. 😉