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Monday, March 17, 2008

Craig


So I just feel like posting a little something about Craig, because he proved again this weekend that he is the world's best man. He took Hannah, Carter, and Matty to the movies to see "Horton hears a Who" on Friday night so I could go out and do my book club with my mom and sisters. Then on Saturday, he watched the kids again so I could go and get a pedicure with Tashi and Heather, and go shopping. Oh, and he also took Matt to the movies again. But that's not the only reason I want to blog about him. Mostly I would feel like I am very ungrateful if I didn't acknowledge the kind of man I married. This might sound corny, but I can't help myself, I'm still so in love with him. The first time I saw Craig, he was standing at my doorstep in college, looking right at me with his beautiful blue eyes, and I literally felt a shiver go down my spine. He never looked away from my eyes, and I was so drawn to him, that I had to look away after a minute because I was starting to turn red. That was the first thing I fell in love with. He was so genuine and confident. I had never met anyone with that much conviction in their eyes. And that's probably how I would describe him, conviction. He is so good. I don't quite know how else to say it. I've never met someone with so much integrity. He never tries to get away with something just because no body's looking, he always does the most right thing in every situation. He never thinks of himself first. He always takes care of me, the kids, his calling, his job, before he thinks of himself and there usually isn't much time left for that. I always wanted the opportunity to stay home with my children and I am so grateful that he works so hard to make that possible. Craig makes me laugh, he is so light-hearted by nature. I love that about him, it's so hard to get that boy down. He's also kind of like a monkey, if there is something to climb on he's all over it. I don't know why, but I love this. I think it's kind of sexy the way he can climb just about anything. It's probably because he's got the most massive muscles in his arms, which is also sexy. I feel so protected by him, the boy is ripped, no one is messing with us. Mostly, though, Craig is perfect for me. We are such a perfect match sometimes it's almost scary. He's almost always thinking the same thing as me, half the time we finish each others sentences. Sometimes all I have to do is look at him, and I know he understands me. Emily Bronte once wrote, "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same..." that's how I feel about Craig. If I looked my whole life I'd never find anyone better suited for me, I'd never find anyone who understands me the way he does, I'd never find someone I'd want more. I love him more now than I did when we got married, I'm always surprised when I discover another facet of his personality that I didn't know existed. I told my roommate long before we started dating that I was going to marry Craig, and I'm so glad I was right.

5 comments:

camielle said...

Craig is a great guy...we had a lot of fun adventures growing up. I am glad you guys are doing great.

I found your blog and hopefully it is okay that I have added you to my list of blogs I look at. I am excited that I can keep up with your family a little better. You guys look like you are doing great. Hopefully we can visit out West again sometime soon.Take care...

Kaisa Bailey said...

so so cute as usual. Can we please live closer to eachother? This distance thing is SO lame! I love you guys!

Scott and Maran said...

What a sweet tribute to your husband! I'm going to pretend like this was a tag and write some sweet things about my husband on my blog, because it's a very good idea!! I hope you don't mind!

Marc and Stacy said...

Cori,
Thank YOU for your comment on my blog. Now I feel even better about why it touched ME so much. Definitely its something that really helps me with all the things I am dealing with in my life, but I think that we are all there to help and inspire others, even if you don't mean to. I felt that way because of this blog about Craig. Sometimes I don't think I give Marc enough credit...in fact, I know I don't. It's horrible, and it just made me realize as well how grateful I am for my husband. And to see you so happy is also a testimony of eternal marriage, and how things are supposed to be. You guys look and seem like the perfect couple, and I'm so so so happy that you have found such lasting and eternal happiness!!
Thank heavens for blogs huh? Heavenly Father uses all sorts of tools to bless and help us these days! :)

Darla said...

Cory,
that was soo sweet. I love the quote by Emily Bronte. Isn't it nice (and actually a bit frightening) to feel this way about someone?