Wednesday, January 7, 2015

i'm thinking out loud

I heard this song for the first time Sunday evening, and I couldn’t think of better lyrics to describe my husband, Daniel. Evergreen. Webster’s secondary definition describes evergreen as “something that retains freshness, interest or popularity.”

For the past month, Daniel has studied from eyes open to eyes closed for his dental school board exams. If you’re reading this on Wednesday, January 7th, please stop what you’re doing and say a quick prayer for him. Specifically, pray for “accurate guessing” - his number one request, not mine.

I don’t know about you, but only a couple hours studying notecards or powerpoint presentations would leave me feeling stale and drained. Yet, I’ve come home to a husband that’s very much fresh and alive day after day. 

Don’t get me wrong. Daniel took his studying very seriously, and I’ve seen anxiousness cross his face a time or two or twenty. But I’ve yet to see him down, defeated or disarmed, and for that I couldn’t be more grateful. It’s comforting to know that some of the most stressful of circumstances have not been able to take his sense of humor away.

In fact, in the past week he’s participated in some pretty intense Just Dance 2015 study breaks {and lost}, dreamed endlessly about the future of his hair {will it be a man bun, a mullet, or simply permed?} and gone to some extreme measures to make me laugh {such as blasting the whole Taylor Swift album until I -finally- I arrived home for lunch}.

All this to say, I couldn’t be more proud of him. He is sweet and funny and has a soul that could never grow old. But I’ve also learned that he has discipline, perseverance and unending dedication to his work. 

Daniel, this semester has been a rough one, but it’s almost over! All downhill from here, baby! I love you so much and am so proud of you. Oh, and Ed Sheeran wrote this song for me for you - have a listen:

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