Thank you, dear Mara. I really do love you...no qualifications needed...and for all the right reasons. Thank you for returning that and for bringing so much hope and joy and pure happiness into my life.
So...I've got a song for you - Hard Headed Woman by Cat Stevens. I know a hard headed woman can sound like a bad thing, but I think he means it just like you've been saying - a strong partner with a level head, a knowledge and conviction of what really matters. Anyway, I was playing that on the guitar last night and thinking of you :) If you don't already have the song, let me know and I'll email it to you.
I am absolutely crazy about you. I am looking up that song, now. And smiling the biggest smile of my life. And I'm so happy I could cry.
....OK, LOOOVE that song. I'm flattered! And well...um....I'll let you see for yourself. But phew! I think it's safe to say that I am a hard headed woman!! I've made it. Feels pretty dang good to be able to say that. I've been working at that for awhile now, you know, and well, I'm happy to say that I've finally had a really level head these days. But.... ummm......sometimes I have a hard head in the bad way. ok? :) I'll admit it. It doesn't happen often....but, it involves sleep & food. If it's super duper late at night or if I'm hungry, you just might see my hard head come out. But it is actually so rare. And hopefully it will just be amusing if it happens. Cause normally it takes a lot to ruffle my feathers. But if it ever happens, it lasts for just a moment. And I'm quick to catch myself and make things right (it may involve a change of attitude or just a bean burrito). Hahha. Just being totally open here with all the nitty gritty...
I'll be up working for a bit. Though I wish I had a reason to go right to bed right now!!! (If we marry, know that I will always want to go to bed with you on time instead of staying up late....and I don't care if you are getting used to sleeping alone with no warm body touching you...cause if you marry me know that those days will be OVER. :) At least for a few minutes each night. And then I'd go to my side of the bed smiling and happy and content. :)
Goodnight!! I simply cannot wait to see you!!!!!!!
P.S. Hard Headed Woman will be on repeat until I fall asleep :)
Goodness, where to begin? I LOVED your email. AAAHHHH! I'm going nuts laughing and smiling at how cute you were talking about that song and how good you are at being level headed. I love the way you write, the sense of humor that comes through, the kindness and sincerity...I melt completely. And, might I just add, if I'm a little sharp, it usually has something to do with being hungry too. But feed me and I will then apologize for being such a bear only 30 minutes before. My brothers-in-law joke with my dad about priority number one...make sure Kofoed women get their meals at the regularly expected times or you've got trouble on your hands. I don't know if I'm as bad as them...but apparently it runs in the family :)
I don't have words for what you wrote the other day, except for thank you. Thank you a million times over for accepting me for who I am right now. Thank you for seeing me and not a status. I am so grateful for the woman and friend you are to me. If I get the supreme honor of being your man, well, I'd be one lucky dog! You made me get all misty eyed out of pure joy and gratitude. Thank you!
And maybe I'm reading too much into it....but I love what you espouse as your ideal bed time scenario. I always loved a good cuddle/snuggle for a few minutes, but man if I wasn't going to start sweating if that continued too long! I can't wait to have a warm body there....one that also likes her own side! haha!
It's like my world is a different one, these days. Amazing how much happiness this new friendship/relationship has brought.
I am just GIDDY and happy and I love every moment of this. I just want to savor it all. And your last email just made me laugh out loud (yes, make sure the Kofoed women get fed. That is a good idea. I think with you that won't be a problem. I have been dreaming of avocado shakes and grilled cheese sandwiches and steak burritos with cilantro rice and every thing else you say you're going to make me!!)
Oh, I love you. Thank you for enjoying this. Thank you for appreciating all the good in me. I'd rather be appreciated and loved for all of those things instead of anything else. Cause I won't have my job when I'm 80. And I won't have my looks or my hair or my same body when I'm 80. And I won't be out driving a nice car or renovating apartments when I'm 80. I'll want nothing more than to be old, with my husband, caring for him and caring for our children and grandchildren and being a good, nurturing woman and trying each day to be an example of all good things for the generations after me. So thank you for making it clear how much you value those things. You are such a good man.
Oh, and the bedtime scenario. Actually, I'd lay next to you all night if I could (ha!) but I've learned to be content not doing that, for my husband's sake. I have only met one married man in my entire lifetime that says he likes to snuggle with his wife, so I figured the chances of you being in that camp were slim. :)
Good bye my dear, always so hard to say good-bye...