Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The balance of pessimism and optimism

Just moving along down the path of TWW was a pessimistic wife! She is the pessimist (eternally) and I am an optimist (eternally). I ALWAYS think, "THIS IS THE ONE!" She always thinks we were a minute and a half off on timing, symptoms are slight, and the earth’s celestial sphere is 1 degree off. We have learned to cope with each other’s extreme and somehow end up meeting in the middle with a statement of "I guess we'll just have to wait and see" or "you never know". These statements accommodate and allow both ends of the teeter-totter to be validated while agreeing that we could be wrong.

It is always funny when we talk about whom we thought we would end up with and that vision never really describes the one we are with. Sara thought she would be with a man. Now I am tough (grrr), handy, and prefer to be the driver but I ain't no man! I thought I would end up with a sporty extroverted free spirit. I ended up with an introverted homebody that is just learning to enjoy sports. Go figure! Thank god I got this nerd. She is the best thing that ever happened to me!

4 comments:

Keri said...

So sweet! Isn't it funny how the universe just ends up picking the perfect person for us? And when we screw up and spend too much time with someone "not so right" it's because we were looking for our "type"... C'razy!

Tick tock...I'm wiating for good news...

Anonymous said...

Perfect couple....perfectly right for each other! Love you and your differences and your balance. Love Dad

eek said...

Ahhh, our kindred spirits! So glad you found each other! Hang in there...

Amanda said...

You are too sweet. i think sometimes a balance of teetertotters makes for the best relationships!
My fingers are crossed for good news right aroudn the corner!!