I’m Not Normal

“You’re not normal.”

“I know.”

“That’s why you love me.”

“It really is.”

I’m so lucky, you guys, to have someone like Brian who not only loves how weird and me I am, but encourages me to let my freak flag fly.

adorable engagement photo with board games and a picnic

Photo credit: Being Joy Photography

I wasn’t always this sparkly, shiny ray of positivity that make my coworkers think I’m in my early to mid twenties (bless their wonderful hearts-and not in a sarcastic way). But something about Brian (who is not sparkly or shiny, by the way) makes me want to be better. Makes me see the world from another angle. It gives me hope. It puts my faith in humans. It helps me believe in magic when most would say that magic isn’t possible.

My dad used to say to me, “Christine, you’re really book smart, but sometimes your common sense could use a little help from your brain.” I never took offense at this, because, let’s be honest, I’m a little bit flighty. I walk into no parking signs when I’m too busy looking at my phone. I drive my car into the middle of a snow bank. It took me three months to realize I had gotten my period. But you have to be flighty if you’re ever going to fly. Too much logic can kill imagination. And I happen to love my imagination. My little world, where skies are pink and I’m a cool girl. Where I create a snow beach in my parents’ front yard. Or where I cry at Disney World because I’m so happy and overwhelmed with memories that I can’t think straight.

Brian was baffled when I told him he was partially to blame for my rose colored glasses. “But I’m not that happy or positive.”

He doesn’t realize it’s not his demeanor that emboldens me to dream big and picture all the wonderful magical things I can do. It’s how he sees me. It’s how he tells me that I can do all these amazing things. He believes in me. He thinks I’m adorable. He encourages me, and he inspires me. And he’s everything I ever wanted or needed in a partner.

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Comments

  1. If you were in any way normal I’d be worried. I love your quirkiness and silliness. It inspires ME to be a better person. 😉 Love ya, Chrissy!

  2. Ohhhhh man, I just LOVE this. And you. Really truly, your ebullience is contagious and I LOVE how you make me feel *sparklyhappy* and excited to hear about your life and adventures and outlook. I’m SO glad you have Brian – he seems to be absolutely most perfectly wonderfully RIGHT for you, and he complements you in so many ways. I’m glad he makes you more YOU 🙂

  3. You are my sunshine!

  4. I loved this post! Ain’t love grand? I feel the same way about MR N. It’s because of his unconditional love that allows me to be who I am and to spread love and Light wherever I go. 🙂 Normal is boring… who wants to be that anyway? MRS N

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