OK, so my 8 year anniversary is coming up and I found it very fitting to talk about my sometimes sweet husband.
Come on ladies, we all know these men can be a bit stubborn and tenacious every now and then, but you’ve got to love them for it. When I first met Jeffery he was such a gentlemen, he would come to pick me up from my parent’s house wearing his big boy buster brown shoes and one single rose in his hand. Isn’t it amazing how women can remember these things?
At first I was a bit taken back by this, but my family including my sisters and my brothers-in-law were so persistent about me going out with this guy.
I thought to myself he is not my type at all, he wore buster brown shoes for adults. I know, leave it to me to think about his style and how he was dressing.
Poor Jeffery, he didn’t know what he was getting into with me, HA! Maybe that’s why he is so darn stubborn with me.
Let’s take a step back in time before he started coming over to my parents house and eating fried oysters and shrimp, (Jeffery can tell you that story.) The one guy that set us up is a dear friend of mine and Jeffery’s.
He would come into town and they would call me up to party with them. I guess since I still lived in this crazy night life of a town called Montgomery. Oh my, it’s wild and crazy, I tell you.
Well, anyway, I always appreciated the invites. I can remember long before the buster browns and the roses kind of thinking that the Jeffery Guy Handey might be a catch! Who would have thought that 3 years before he moved back to Montgomery?
I have two very funny memories of Jeffery that really caught my attention. One made me gravitate towards him and the other made me think hmm…this guy, is he just really stupid? Or just a really a good guy who was very nervous and doesn’t really know how to give a good complement.
The first attention-grabber
He tells a dear friend of his at 1048 and by the way the band was playing very loudly, (it was at the old 1048) to all of who would hang their back in the day you know it was very small in size. On top of there being no room to move and very smoky, he probably didn’t know he was standing behind me at the time he said this, just saying.
He so loving said (thinking I wasn’t listening) her eyes are just gorgeous. Well, Jeffery was dating a girl back then but there was an instant connection, I just felt it.
OK fast forward casual dating time, this would be 3 years later. Jeffery also had another friend move into town and I just adore her. Jeffery is such a people person and I am very grateful for that, he has a heart of gold. So he would go and hang out with this friend a lot during the week, I am so laid back I really didn’t think anything about it and still to this day I don’t.
Attention grabber number 2
She is absolutely precious, and so is her family so I can see why they were such good buds. Sweet Jeffery came to pick me up one night and he opened the car door for me, (by the way that stopped after we got married), I always beat him to the punch and I guess he got tired of trying.
Anyway, he gave me the sweetest compliment about how my hair smelled really good and as I grinned from ear to ear he then followed it by saying it smelled just like Stephanie’s hair. Hah! Poor Stephanie, she had no idea. He really must have liked it because that’s not like Jeffery to go out of his way and say your hair smells good even if he compares it to another girl.
So with that said, I thought that was the best attention grabber ever!
OK, on a real note I have such a wonderful, faithful, husband I know we have had or ups and downs but I have never had anyone ever love me and support me as much as he has. I have so many memories of Jeffery and I pray that God blesses us with many more.
The one memory that touches my heart now and forever would be the day I gave birth to Dillon. That just made our love grow so much stronger. I would say the day we got married, but that memory is not the same as a bond you have with a child.
So with that said all the joking aside, I love you Jeffery you have been the biggest supporter of my dream and you continue to surprise me every day.
Your stubbornness and tenacious just grow on me every day. And I love you for that, well let’s be honest, depending on the day. HA!
So a big fat Muuwahh kiss to you!