So, yesterday we celebrated our five year anniversary. I know, doesn’t seem like much when you think of those who have been married for forty or fifty years but, like my mom would say, I just want to give a “shout out” to Corey for tolerating me for five whole years. Gotta say, the first year was really rough. Who am I kidding? The first week was really tough. There have been some tough times and definitely times when we both felt like giving up, but there is something beautiful in knowing there is someone who is willing to stick around you even when they have seen you at your worst. So, to celebrate our five years I would like to just list the top five reasons I love Corey.
1) First and foremost, I love how much Corey loves the Lord. That was the first thing that drew me to him. From the time he got saved he would sit and read- no, study- his bible for hours. He opened my eyes and gave me a new perspective on things I had heard my whole life and, sadly, had come to take for granted. I will never forget him telling me, after he had just read an old testament story: “yo, God is gangsta!” Only Corey could re-tell a Bible story and make it seem like something off of the Godfather.
2)He is a great dad. There is nothing better than seeing him be gentle and loving with Emily, or watching him rock Grace to sleep. But, I’ve got to say my favorite is watching him play with Brooklyn. He will play anything she wants…yes, he’ll even pretend to be a puppy, or a monkey, or (my personal favorite) a baby. He will do just about anything for his girls and I love to see how much they love him.
3)I love his family. They are so much fun to be around, easy to talk to, caring and generous, and they even get in on some Corey-bashing time. What else could I ask for?
4) He loves and cares for people. Not just his family, but people in general. I tend to be a little dettached and cold-hearted so sometimes it drives me a little crazy, but I can’t tell you how many times Corey calls me to tell me how sad or broken-hearted he is about one of his co-workers family members being sick, or how he prays for people he doesn’t even know because he is touched by the problems they are going through.
5)Corey makes me laugh. That’s it. Pure and simple. There’s not much better than someone who can take you out of a bad mood or just make the every day something to laugh at.
Well, you may be bored and probably haven’t even finished reading this, but I’m kinda glad I wrote it. Makes me realize I actually kinda like Corey and I may just keep him around a little longer…