My brother-in-law, Troy, was recently quoted saying, “If Sam and Trent can make it, anyone can.” And although I was, for a fleeting moment, zealously offended, I quickly saw his point. It’s true. Trent and I are bull-headed in opposite directions and have been volatile—extremely volatile—right from the very start. We are lovers. We are fighters. We are champions of married folk’s “Most Improved.” If we can make it, anyone can. And we’ve made it four years already.
In honor of our fourth wedding anniversary (WHAT the WHAT?!?), I will now add a few items to my ever-growing list of things I love about Trenton Murphey. Take note.
- He regularly points out cute squirrels. No, really. He did it just yesterday. I’ve seen plenty of squirrels in my day. We all have. We’ve all seen them and grown immune to their cuteness. Not Trent Murphey. Trent Murphey has the awe-filled eyes of a child.
- He has trouble with facial recognition. It’s bizarre. And what’s more bizarre is how endearing I find it. One time we went to see the latest Bourne movie (the one without Matt Damon), in which the main character has a beard for the first twenty minutes of the movie and then he shaves it off. The movie ends. The lights go up. And Trent says, “Hey, what happened to the guy with the beard?”
- It kills him that Scout has started off life as a mama’s girl. Absolutely kills him. But lucky for Trent it won’t be long before she realizes he’s much more fun than I am.
- He’s an early riser. He wakes before dawn daily without complaint. It’s something I admire from a distance.
- He has an incredible falsetto. I mean it. Pipes like Justin Timberlake, I tell you.
Until next year when I list more hairbrained reasons I’m in love with my husband … Murph, I’m glad we saw this thing through to better days. I’m glad we didn’t give up on each other. Look around—we’d have missed some good stuff if we had.
Listening to: Awolnation, “Sail”