Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Question of the Day

What is the main reason you chose to be with the person you are with? Husband, fiance, boyfriend, etc?



(Photo courtsey of Andrew Jalali)

Curious to hear your answers!

37 comments:

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Hmm...good question!

I think it is because he makes me smile and laugh a lot. That is really important to me.

Plus, he's hot ;)

Miss Adventure said...

For me I would have to say that its because of the way he treats me. He makes me feel as if I am the most important person in his life and that he is amazed to have me. Feeling so wanted and needed is nothing I have ever had in a relationship before. No matter what ups and downs we have, he still makes me feel that way. Its the best feeling in the whole world. =]

Brittany said...

Haha funny you should post this... I just wrote an "I love you because blog" last night to the hubby.

To sum it up we fit because he takes all of my crazy and bad and makes it okay. He'll do anything to make me smile and loves me for who I am.

The best part is that I love him for all the same reasons!

Jon and Steph said...

Nice question ;)

I think it has to be the fact that he's very laid back, always up for adventures. He doesn't let the small stuff bother him. He's very caring and supportive, honest, kind. He's got an amazing soul.

and he loves me for me ;)

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Well because I know what its like to be treated badly and he treats me the exact opposite. He loves me with his whole heart and would do anything to keep our relationship alive and thriving. He fought so hard for my heart, how could I not pick him:) My mom always said "the good ones chase you." and its true! He's strong and independent and very wise with life in general. He can make me relax like no other and makes me so happy. He just simply had all the right ingredients:)

Lindsay said...

I fell head over heels in love with him. No other way to put it. I don't want to say it was "love at first sight" but it was definitely something very special at first sight.

I know, so corny. But SO TRUE!

Young Mom/Wife said...

Once we first really started dating I just knew that he was the only one I wanted to be with. I can be very uptight and drive myself to the brink, and he is so laid back and calm. He also keeps me laughing and isn't afraid to have a deep conversation with me. =)

Tasha said...

I can't really say it was just one thing. The first thing I noticed about him was how cute he was. And then, as I got to know him and we became closer friends, his charming attitude just made me fall for him.

Quite honestly, there are tons of things that I fell in love with, but mostly because I could be myself with him, and vice versa. The chemistry was undeniable.

It was a while before we found out the other felt the same (long story), but we finally found out, we were married within a year. That was 8yrs ago, but we are still madly in love. :)

Actually, it would be fun to post a blog about our story, maybe I will!

Jessica Lynn said...

You know the saying: you complete me? Well, he really does! He is always there no matter what happens and supports me 110% with everything I do. He is ridiculously patient with me and wants to be around me even when I'm sweaty. He's just perfect in every way.

Sara said...

Hmmm I'm not sure I know how to answer that. In the beginning it was just because he was a nice guy and was actually willing to put something into the relationship. Then it grew into love and something deeper. Everyday we grow.

JG said...

Well this may sounds weird, mostly cause I'm going to try and condense this so I'm not writing a whole blog right here, but from the first time I met him I always knew he would be in my life forever. We were 13 when we met, and we were just immediately joined at the hip. Being 13, you go through all that stupid "like like" stuff, and while there was another boy who was a romantic interest for me (at the time), there was never a doubt in my mind that David made my life complete. In fact, the day after I met him I called my friend and said I was going to marry him one day. Ten years later, I did.

Fidgeting Gidget said...

We come from the same hometown, even though we didn't meet there, we have the same interests, we have basically the same values, and he treats me like no other guy has ever treated me.....he's perfect for me.

Mrs. Potts said...

I don't know that I can narrow it down to just one reason, so I'll have to share a few.

He "gets" me. We laugh together at my goofy jokes.

He is kind. Not just to me, but especially to my family. He has taken in my niece and nephew as if they were his own.

He is incredibly smart. I love talking to him.

Yin to my yang.
Peanut butter (smooth) to my jelly (strawberry).

Karren said...

He treats me with respect and loves me even on my worst days. ;)

Caitlin said...

I didn't really choose to be with him...being with him sort of chose me :)

But for mushy love's sake...I love him because he's sure of himself, strong, intelligent, witty, caring, understanding, mature...and pretty much the most amazing guy ever in my humble opinion.

indiana.girl said...

The first thing I noticed was that he knew himself well and was honest about all his weaknesses. That kind of integrity is impressive to me. He has strength of character that's already been proven through some difficult things in life. He had a moral code that is very similar to mine and demonstrated reliability and drive. Those were the foundations of what made me love him.

On top of that, he feels everything strongly, including passion and love, he's adorably vulnerable and sweet (though he would kill me for saying so! :) He's lavish with displays of physical affection.

And then, of course, he's six foot two, with blue eyes and built, with a sweet country boy accent-the cherry on top!

Yum!

Mrs. Cup said...

I love this post! He's my best friend. Simple as that!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

He was my best friend...and I trust him more than anyone else in the world. I could talk to him about anything, he knew how to cheer me up...and well I just love him for who he was!

mewok said...

He saved me. He stuck by me during one of the hardest times of my life and held my hand the entire way. I've always been in love with him but when he helped me through this difficult time i knew that i could always love and spend the rest of my life with him.

And a million other reasons :-)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

When I met him I thought he was a great guy. Then when we finally started talking I knew I was right. He makes me smile and laugh and no matter what I'm doing I know he would and will always support me just like I would him.

SassyEngineer said...

Good question - and I agree with the other ladies that is hard to pick one thing, but I guess I would say the over-arching reason for me is: he loves me unconditionally. No matter how awful I was one day or how selfish I could act sometimes, he never quit loving me and never has and never will. I know that. He told me he was comitted to God and our vows forever, and after some of the struggles we have been through in our short four years of marriage, I know he means it. Sure he is hot and fun and brings out my best qualities, but I always knew I could trust him with my heart!

Laura said...

I can't imagine not spending my life with him. Of course there are specific things: he makes me laugh, he is sweet, thoughtful, careing, loving, he is gorgeous. But once we were together there was no question of us ever being apart. In the figuratively speaking since he will be away for military deployments and so on.

J.L.S. said...

He might get embarrassed by the fact that I'm saying this, but he'll laugh it off and be over it in 30 seconds. He has the biggest teddy bear heart... ever. I am 100% led by emotions. I don't feel any emotion half heartedly. I needed a guy that wasn't afraid to show emotions. He cries with me, he laughs with me, he knows just when to be mushy and when to be strong.

He's goofy and not afraid of being seen that way. It took a while for him to be able to show these sides to me and I was so close to just saying bye to him when he headed back to Korea and closing that chapter, but just in the nick of time, he opened up and I realized we fit together perfectly.

Angie said...

He's quite simply the best man i've ever known. He does things for the right reasons, even if no one knows about it. He makes me laugh. He makes me feel safe and he treats me like a queen. He's wonderful!

Jane said...

The one reason why I am with RLA ... He understands me in a way no one else ever has or ever will ... he's the other half that completes me.

There's a lot of other reasons, but that is the one that overcomes everything else.

I love him. Today is the 1/2 way point! Yay! Only 10 more weeks til I get to see him again ... :)

Full of Heart said...

This is a kind of odd answer, but because I know he'll make an amazing father. It was definitely one of the first things that made me fall for him, and everything else that's fabulous about him came right along with that!

Keep It Classy, Jen said...

Because he is someone who gets me when no one else does...he know that I am a bit cranky sometimes and still can make me happy...he tells me I am beautiful when I wake up even though I know I look like crap....and he holds me tight when I need it!

Windy City Kelley's said...

If I had to pick just ONE reason, I'd say it's because he makes me laugh...really loud a lot of the time too :)

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Because there is nobody in the world I trust with my heart the way I do him. He truly cares about every tiny aspect of my life -- even what I had for lunch.

Jessica said...

Great question. I loved reading all of these responses!

My number one reason is because I could not imagine my life without him in. It makes my heart cave in to just think about it. He's my best friend. We compliment each other 100%. We can be ouselves with each other. We laugh a lot. And it helps that I find him extremely sexy ;)

Stace said...

Because he makes me smile and laugh and is my best friend!

Lisa said...

The main reason? The way he treats me. I keep telling him he's going to spoil me (and has!) and he keeps saying he hasn't even started yet. He's so gentle and kind and would never do anything to hurt me.

If we're walking down the street, he automatically puts himself between me and the street. Same if we're riding our bikes on/near a busy street. He sees it has his "job" to protect me, even in situations where I don't need it.

He makes me laugh almost constantly, and there's nothing like just lying in his arms. There are so many things about him that I love, and I have only known him a few months!

Rachael said...

Wow, there are countless answers to this question. I think a lot of it is how we're in sync so easily. He gets me and makes me laugh and he loves me just the way I am (love handles and all!)We're alike, but different in some ways, but still manage to compliment each other and get along.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Because he thinks I hung the moon.

Oh, and he makes me laugh so hard I pee my pants.

:)

-Andrea

ABW said...

Because he believes in everything I do, and even if I doubt myself, I know he never will.

Oh, and he he drove a little pickup truck that had NOTHING--not even A/C in Texas!!! Every month he saved up money to add to it--a radio, seat covers, a bumper. I had so much respect for him for that, that he wasn't a crazy kid trying to load up on everything without being able to afford it.

He looks good in uniform is just a bonus. :)

Mrs. Air Force said...

I chose to be with Brian because he literally saved my life. After getting out of an emotionally abusive relationship, I wasn't ready to trust anyone. I had literally given up on life. Brian showed me the true beauty of life and helped me realize that true love is out there. Little did I know that it was him. Every day he teaches me to be a better, stronger person and I only hope that one day I can repay him for that.

Tania said...

I love the person I am when I'm around him :)

And I love how he's always thinking of me. He shows it in the smallest ways whenever he does something.