10 Reasons I KNOW I’m Marrying the Right Man (Are You?)

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10 Things I Love About My Husband

A little something I scribbled to help me write my wedding vows.

Yesterday I was making a latte run at Dunkin Donuts when a woman stopped me to compliment me on my engagement ring. She then proceeded to ask the usual questions. You know, things like, “When’s the wedding?” and “how did he propose?”. I gave the usual answers, “October 17th” and “beneath our Christmas tree”. Then she asked me something I don’t get too often: “How do you know he’s the one you’re supposed to marry?” Um… whatever happened to “how’s the weather?” But anyway…

Honestly, I didn’t owe this nice chatty lady anything, but since I’ve been writing my wedding vows to Gibran this week, I’m already in a super lovely dovey mood so I decided to just go ahead and answer. I said, “When I close my eyes I can see our entire future together – the wedding, the kids, the house, all of it. He’s my best friend, my partner in crime, and the person who loves me no matter what. How often do you get all three in one? Wouldn’t you marry That Guy?” She smiled and said, “Well, there it is!” I think she’s convinced, do you? (Ha!)

Us at my cousin's wedding this summer.

Either way, I know that my heart and mind are aligned on this one. I met the right guy for me, at the right time in our lives, and he asked me the right question and I said yes. Why is he so awesome? Well, this is a list I jotted down as an exercise to help me get my vows out on paper. I gave myself 2 minutes to write ten things I love about Gibran off the top of my head without a chance to over think it. I came up with this list in just under 80 seconds, and when I looked at it I realized that there’s so much to read between the lines. This list is why I know I’m marrying the right man. He’s IT because he’s my best friend (see #1, 4, and 5), he’s all about respect and love (see #2, 7, and 8), and we complete each other’s existence (See # 3, 6, and 10). Also, because he’s a GOOD MAN (see #9), and these days I really don’t meet that many of them walking around — seriously. I feel  blessed that we found each other!

Married? How’d you know he was the one? Engaged? Why did you say yes? I shared my list, so let’s see yours!

– The (Soon-to-Be) Wife

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6 Responses to 10 Reasons I KNOW I’m Marrying the Right Man (Are You?)

  1. Summer says:

    You forget #11 and #12: He dresses super fly and he's very protective of your friends and is eager to beat up their ex's when they do them wrong;)

  2. Amber says:

    I'm a HUGE fan of #6! Without Daryl, our family might starve! Congrats and Best Wishes to both of you!

  3. Akili says:


    I love this! Go Gibran! When do we get to see his list? ;-)

    Here is my list for Jason:

    1. He's protective.

    2. He makes me feel safe (like a little girl) and sexy (like a grown woman).

    3. He is a hardworker.

    4. He is community oriented and loves to serve and give to others.

    5. He listens to me rant and rave and keeps me sane.

    6. He is respectful, especially of elders. I love to hear him call my parents Mr. & Mrs. (Mama) Lynn!

    7. He likes to try new things with me.

    8. He LOVES to learn and he is a SPONGE (a walking encyclopedia)! His memory is 10x better than mine, too!

    9. He is already a part of the family, my friends love him and he fits right in!

    10. He loves to spend time and cuddle with me. Quality time is important to both of us.

    One of his friends also suggested the following "lists" to us:

    -What I like most about him

    -Things about him that are my Pet Peeves

    -Things I can encourage him in

    -Things we have in common

  4. san says:


  5. If a single person or a single teacher wants to change the education system and change the society and develop the society then it is impossible for him to make changes in the society and change the education system.

  6. newpetdog says:

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!

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