3.01.2011

sometimes you just have to hold your breath.

just a few words on the man i love. and what it's all about
(or is hokey pokey what it's all about?)

lately i've been good about writing down things about ben that have popped into my head. things that i love. appreciate. things that keep me/us going.
i especially see these great things when we travel because we're together all-day-everyday. (and then when we get back from traveling i get super bummed because we have to be away from each other and i'm not even kidding about that)

together we learn everyday. something new. or something we already knew that just becomes even more true. we are young. under-appreciated. measured by stats and not talent. it is emily and ben against the world.
at least that's what i've been feeling for us lately.

but
i find so much comfort in my friendship with ben. our friendship takes work. it's the best one i have.
i love him for his patience with me.
isn't it funny how sometimes you love someone because of how they are with you. so really you are just looking to be accepted and loved in return for the love that you have for them for loving you?
follow?

and we didn't even get into one travel fight (i mean, those are inevitable right? especially for someone like me who gets high travelstress).

*photo taken in madrid, february 2011

12 comments:

laden backpack said...

Mighty nice statements about your man. WE think he is great too.

kELLO! said...

oh you guys! in lub!

not even one travel fight?! i don't believe it! i have extremely high travel stress, too. james usually slips me an extra dramamine and that does the trick ;)

Kristin said...

What a beautiful tribute to your hubby! Thanks for the reminders to focus on all the blessing and positivity they bring to our lives!

sienna said...

i'm glad to hear you say you get travelstress too. i get it really bad and more now that i have to travel with baby. i thought i might have to give up traveling all together because it made me too stressed, but i'm glad to hear that you get it too and you are such an awesome traveler! ben is great and i'm glad you guys are so great together! (and i mentioned this in my last comment, but you're also very cute together!)

Peggy said...

Kiss her Ben, Kiss her! But then she'd drop her camera. We love you too and two Ben.[Emily]

Jennifer said...

So wonderful. You guys are such an adorable couple. I love love!

Jennifer said...

Oh, and I'm your 100th follower! Fun!

Nicole Marie said...

love this...

communikate. said...

whoa.. not one travel fight?! that's big time. ( i can still recall a silly argument graham i and had as we climbed the steps of the eiffel tower. when we got to the top and we got something to eat... huge correlation there, we stopped and we looked at each, and we laughed and said "did we just fight in the city of love?!" )


this is perfectly said. i love being married to my best friend too.

Courtney said...

I like this.

PS: the travel fight is funny...usually happens to us at the end of a vacation when really we are both sad to go back to reality so we bicker....

Linds said...

I think this photo is exactly why we take pictures, it captures the essense of the moment so perfectly.

You two are perfect for each other.

Travel fights can be so funny after a few deep breaths and a granola bar. That being said, I'm so glad you didn't even have one.

shayna said...

But I love you too. Can we travel together and get in a fight, but use arm wrestling to settle the matter?