You complete me...Sunday, December 12, 2010
"You complete me …
I love him! I love him for the man he wants to be. And I love him for the man he ...is."
Have you seen the Tom Cruise’s “Jerry MaGuire” movie? It’s probably one of the few Tom Cruise movie that I love to watch.
For years now, my older friend has been telling me that once I am nearing “menopause”, I will be putting MEN ON PAUSE. She said that once my hormones go awry, I will be looking at my husband in a different view – and she said, "It’s not that Twilight Edward-Bella kind of moment either!"
So far…I can say that I stare at my husband with the same love as I did before. (Sounds corny, but it's true)
In fact, the other day, while he was driving and I was seated at the passenger seat, I took a glimpse of his profile – and it reminded me of how I fell in love.
I’m a busy mom who enjoys seeing her kids happy;
I’m a sister, who misses spending time with her five brothers dearly;
I’m a daughter, who longs to be with his parents – especially these holiday season;
And yes, my husband does complete me!
I don’t know if there is such a thing as a perfect person, but my husband and I are perfect for each other.
We learn from one another.
We pick our battles.
Over two decades of being a mom,
I’ve messed-up quite a few,
I’ve learned a lot more,
And I’ve managed to live through -
hormones, tears and joy!
The little cuties love to say, “Yes, but…”
The pre-tweens start conversing like aliens;
The late teens will drive you insane;
The college kids will push their independence.
When things don’t seem in order,
Your initial reaction is to rattle their senses;
To say don’ts here and there;
To question the why’s and how come;
My husband, my partner, their father, my support –
He keeps me in check and taught me a lot;
“Pick your battle” – he always says;
It took a while, but it does make sense.
Not every single chore’s a fight;
Not every little chaos is an X-mark;
Not every request is a negotiation;
Not every discussion is a debate;
"Pick your battle", does make sense.
Guide and understand.
Reason, take a stand,
Discipline and Encourage.
Raising children is a job;
It is easier with honey around.
I can be the “good” one;
And sometimes be the “un-bending” one.
But either way, it’s all love - a mother’s love.
So learn how “how to pick your battle”
A lesson well-earned;
Smiles, peaceful disagreements;
Hugs and kisses – hand and hand.