Dress: Anthropologie Counting Angles Dress
Boots: Steve Madden Candence Boots
Earrings: The Limited
"Let your love grow tall, tall as the grass in the meadow." - Passion Pit
Things have been pretty quiet here lately. I must admit the stress level in my life has been through the roof these past couple of weeks. Knowing how people don't like to hear all the negativity, I've been blogging a little less these days. The only thing that has overshadowed the stress and gotten me through each day is Jerry and my kids. However, the difference is my kids oftentimes add to the stress (bless their little hearts), but Jerry always knows the right things to do or say to bring my mood back to good.
This is my outfit from one day last week. I can't even remember which day now. What I do remember is that this day was a particularly stressful one. When I got home, Jerry asked me if I wanted to take outfit photos. I kept flip-flopping back and forth between yes and no and finally decided it might be therapeutic to go out and get the creative juices flowing. I told Jerry about this field of tall, brown grass that I had spotted down the road from our apartment. He instantly knew which field I was talking about and was just as excited to take pictures there as I was. This sort of thing happens a lot. We always seem to be on the same page. Having a partner that shares the same interests as me is one of the little things that makes life so much easier and enjoyable. Since I'm in the mood to sing Jerry's praises and it's the only positive thing I can think of to write about today, let me share with you what else he's done for me lately.
Friday night we decided to stay in and have a low-key night at home. Jerry planned to grill hamburgers and make homemade fries. Given the week I had, I was more interested in what alcoholic beverages would be on the menu. I mentioned in jest that it would be nice if we could get beer from the brewery down the street. This brewery has a tap room that serves the freshest, gets-you-drunk-fast beer I've ever tasted. I worked late that night and arrived home to find Jerry busy grilling and cooking. As I was changing into something more comfortable, Jerry asked me what I would do if the brewery just happened to sell beer fresh out of the tap that could be taken off the premises. I told him that I might just be the happiest girl in the world. With that, he took my hand and led me to the fridge. He opened the door and inside there was a big glass jug with the brewery's logo on it. He asked if I would like a glass, and I immediately replied, "Hell yes!" What a sweet, sweet man! He had stopped after work and found a way to get my favorite beer. We spent the rest of the evening enjoying the beer and each other's company.
On Saturday, we did a little shopping for the kids. Jerry pointed out a t-shirt in Gap that he thought my oldest son would really like. I didn't really have room in the budget to get it, so I reluctantly passed it up. The next day as I was putting clothes into my son's dresser, I opened one of the drawers and there was the shirt from Gap, neatly folded up inside. Jerry had struck again! I love little surprises like this, especially when it's for my kids. It warmed my heart and, once again, put me in better spirits.
I could go on and on, but I'll spare you the rest of the mushy details. The point is: that Jerry's a good guy. He is always thinking of others, never himself. His actions remind me everyday why I fell in love with him in the first place, and my love for him grows stronger and stronger each day. I only hope that I make him half as happy as he makes me.
Passion Pit - Let Your Love Grow Tall